UK Visitor Attractions see 6.5% increase in visitor numbers in 2014

UK Visitor Attractions see 6.5% increase in visitor numbers in 2014

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) [Alliance member] has announced its members’ visitor figures for 2014 showing an average increase of 6.5% on 2013 visitor numbers.

The British Museum remained the most popular visitor attraction overall for the 8th year running with 6,695,213 visitors. In 2nd place was the National Gallery, which saw a 6.4% increase to 6,416,724. Included in the numbers for the first time was the Southbank Centre who saw 6,255,799 visitors – securing them the position of 3rd place.

Bernard Donoghue, Director of ALVA, commented: “ALVA is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2015 and I am delighted that our members figures are going from strength to strength – reflecting the significant role they play in the economy. “

St Paul’s Cathedral was 12th, Westminster Abbey was 25th and Canterbury Cathedral was 31st.