Four outdoor tourist attractions among Britain’s favorite places to visit


The only indoor attraction in the top five was the London Natural History Museum at No. 4. Figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions show 67.8 million people visited its sites last year

Windsor Great Park in Berkshire

Last year, four of Britain’s top five tourist attractions were outdoor venues.

Windsor Great Park, No. 1 with 5.4 million visitors, had never even made the top 10 before.

The only indoor attraction in the top five was the London Natural History Museum at No. 4. Figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions show that 67.8 million people visited its sites last year.

That’s up 25% year-on-year, but down 57% from pre-Covid 2019.

And ALVA warned that a drop in overall numbers was leaving landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, Stonehenge and St Paul’s Cathedral struggling.

Director Bernard Donoghue said: “In a normal year they are largely dependent on foreign visitors, who don’t come.

“These organizations… won’t repair their balance sheets for two or three years.”







Members of the public watch the elephants in their enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester
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Top 20 British Attractions

1 Windsor Great Park, Berkshire

2 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, South West London

3 Chester Zoo

4 Natural History Museum, London

5 RHS Garden, Wisley, Surrey

6 British Museum, London

7 Tate Modern, London







Kew Gardens in West London
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8 Somerset House, London

9 Science Museum, London

ten Jeskyns Community Forest, Cobham, Kent

11 Victoria and Albert Museum, London

12 Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood, Dorset

13 Southbank Centre, London

14 Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

15 National Gallery, London

16 Sherwood Pines, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

17 ZSL London Zoo

18 Royal Museums of Greenwich, London

19 ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

20 National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

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