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Edinburgh dominates the marketplace, with 11 of Scotland’s top 20 attractions Edinburgh dominates the marketplace, with 11 of Scotland’s top 20 attractions

Scottish Attractions Record Bumper Year

The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA) announced that visits to its members rose dramatically in 2017, the fourth year running that an increase was recorded.

Statistical analysis submitted by 232 member sites for the annual Visitor Trends Report confirmed over 30 million visits were made, a 9.7 percent rise over 2016. This came after a six percent rise in 2016, with that following a 3.4 percent rise in 2015.

The two top sites – The National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle – each attracted more than two million visits, the first time that any Scottish visitor attraction surpassed the two million milestone.

Overall, 77 percent of attractions reported an increase over 2016 figures, with a significant number noting that 2017 was their best year to date.