The Annual Attractions Survey of 1,400 attractions by VisitEngland shows that historic properties such as mills, monuments, boats and burial grounds experienced the largest increase in visitor numbers in 2017, up 8% on the year before.

The British Museum was the most visited ‘free’ attraction in England for the 10th consecutive year at almost six million visitors, with the Tate Modern close behind at more than five and a half million. The Tower of London was the most visited ‘paid for’ attraction for the ninth time at 2.8 million, with Chester Zoo second. Visits to farm attractions were also up 5%.

Overall, visits to England’s attractions rose by 2% with spend up 7%.

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