The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions has revealed that the British Museum in London is the most visited attraction across the UK, with an increase in visitors of 6.5% last year compared to 2013.
The British Museum is the most popular attraction, for the eighth year in a row, with 6,695,213 visitors in 2014. In second place was the National Gallery, also in London, with 6,416,724 visitors. For the first time, the Southbank Centre was included in the rankings, with 6,255,799 visitors, which put the creative arts centre in third place.
But it wasn’t just London landmarks that were celebrating successes. On a whole, Scotland attractions had the greatest increase in visitors, of almost 10%! The biggest increase in visitor numbers was at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in Glasgow, thanks in part to the Commonwealth Games and the cultural programme that went along with it.
The National Museum of Scotland was the most visited free attraction outside of London, with 1,639,509 visitors last year, an obvious pick for travellers booking cheap flights to Edinburgh.