Staycation boosts visitor attraction numbers

Staycation boosts visitor attraction numbers

Admissions to England’s tourist attractions increased 5% in 2009 according to a new survey. Research from VisitEngland’s Annual Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions has shown a 12% rise in admission to historic houses and castles, followed by a 10% boost in trips to gardens. In figures for free attractions, the British Museum maintained the top spot with just under 5.6 million guests. London’s National Gallery, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum and Science Museum closely followed. Outside of London, admissions were up at Merseyside Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum (Yorkshire), Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. “Our attractions are world class, whether you’re looking for a zoo, a historical gem, a theme park or one of our beautiful gardens,” said VisitEngland Chief Executive James Berresford. “This latest report shows a strong trend towards day trips, with attractions reporting an 8 per cent increase in visitors who live locally.”

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