Figures from The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) have been released showcasing York’s attractions.
Overall in the United Kingdom, the visitor statistics from 2011 show the figures have fallen because of the wet weather and the London Olympics.
However York’s National Railway Museum statistically has one of the biggest visitor increases in the UK with plus 17.3%.
The Railway Museum is in 35th spot in overall visitors for 2011 with 732,256. York Minister which saw a 0.46% increase is not far behind in 46th spot with visitors of 493,904.
The Director of ALVA, Bernard Donoghue said upon release of the statistics said: “Even at a time of economic restraint those attractions which have invested in refurbishment, new exhibitions, new marketing, new catering and retail products have seen a real return on investment and more money for the visitor economy. Domestic visitors have prioritised visits to free attractions but not exclusively; they are mindful of getting value for money and experiencing great quality and they are finding plenty of examples of both.
The full list of visitor statistics can be found on ALVA’s official website.