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Visits made in 2021 to visitor attractions in membership with ALVA

Rank Site Total visits Charge /free In/ outdoor % +/- Area Group Note
1 Windsor Great Park 5,400,000 1 O -8% Eng excl Lon
2 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1,963,171 3 Mix 61% London RBGK
3 Chester Zoo 1,601,327 3 O 35% Eng excl Lon
4 Natural History Museum (South Kensington) 1,571,413 2 I 21% London NHM
5 RHS Garden Wisley 1,410,785 3 O 42% Eng excl Lon RHS
6 British Museum 1,327,120 2 I 4% London e
7 Tate Modern 1,156,037 2 I -19% London TATE
8 Somerset House 984,978 2 Mix 36% London
9 Science Museum 955,873 1 I 11% London SMG
10 Jeskyns Community Woodland 878,626 1 O 17% Eng excl Lon FE
11 V&A South Kensington 857,742 2 I -2% London V&A
12 Moors Valley Country Park 803,867 1 O 22% Eng excl Lon FE
13 Southbank Centre 786,911 2 I 16% London
14 Longleat 727,800 4 O 47% Eng excl Lon
15 National Gallery, The 708,924 2 I -41% London
16 Sherwood Pines 705,007 1 O 0% Eng excl Lon FE
17 ZSL London Zoo 694,060 3 O 54% London ZSL
18 Royal Museums Greenwich 686,375 1/2/3/4 I 20% London
19 ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 669,574 3 O 22% Eng excl Lon ZSL
20 National Museum of Scotland 660,741 2 I 48% Scotland NMS
21 Horniman Museum and Gardens 653,200 2 Mix 8% London
22 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 647,698 2 O 43% Scotland RBGE
23 Edinburgh Zoo 632,122 4 O 88% Scotland RZSS
24 Westonbirt, The National Arboretum 607,040 3 O 14% Eng excl Lon FE
25 Blenheim Palace 599,601 3 Mix 41% Eng excl Lon THE
26 Attingham Park 597,154 3 Mix 23% Eng excl Lon NT
27 Beamish, The Living Museum of the North 593,985 4 Mix 95% Eng excl Lon
28 Eden Project 577,929 4 Mix 36% Eng excl Lon
29 Cliveden 553,041 3 Mix 28% Eng excl Lon NT
30 Chatsworth 540,927 4 Mix 94% Eng excl Lon THE
31 High Lodge, Thetford Forest 537,098 1 O 26% Eng excl Lon FE
32 Royal Albert Hall 531,407 4 I 78% London
33 Tower of London 526,379 3 Mix 18% London HRP
34 Bedgebury National Pinetum 526,221 1 O 9% Eng excl Lon FE
35 Tate Britain 525,144 2 I 37% London TATE
36 Dunham Massey 522,346 3 Mix 34% Eng excl Lon NT
37 Royal Academy of Arts 468,693 3 I 51% London j
38 Clumber Park 448,588 3 O 11% Eng excl Lon NT
39 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 438,376 4 Mix 150% Eng excl Lon NMRN w
40 St Michael's Mount 429,237 3 Mix 321% Eng excl Lon NT
41 Edinburgh Castle 423,866 3 Mix 53% Scotland HES
42 Wakehurst 411,828 3 O 20% Eng excl Lon RBGK
43 RHS Garden Hyde Hall 410,846 3 O 49% Eng excl Lon RHS
44 Calke Abbey 407,292 3 Mix 22% Eng excl Lon NT
45 British Library 403,312 2 I 20% London
46 RHS Garden Harlow Carr 401,727 3 O 36% Eng excl Lon RHS
47 Waddesdon Manor 389,435 3 Mix 48% Eng excl Lon NT
48 Leeds Castle 389,363 3 Mix 63% Eng excl Lon THE
49 Hampton Court Palace 376,107 3 Mix 65% London HRP
50 Foutains Abbey Estate 364,057 3 O 28% Eng excl Lon NT
51 Roman Baths and Pump Room 351,655 4 I 11% Eng excl Lon
52 National Railway Museum 346,313 1 I 56% Eng excl Lon SMG
53 Belton House 340,290 3 Mix 29% Eng excl Lon NT
54 Canterbury Cathedral 336,928 4 Mix 187% Eng excl Lon
55 Stonehenge 334,087 3 O 6% Eng excl Lon EH
56 World Museum 330,593 2 I 22% Eng excl Lon NML b
57 Polesden 326,943 3 Mix 13% Eng excl Lon NT
58 RHS Garden Bridgewater 325,802 3 O % Eng excl Lon RHS s
59 IWM London 320,542 1 I 15% London IWM
60 Stourhead 320,521 3 Mix 25% Eng excl Lon NT
61 Riverside Museum 312,386 2 I 27% Scotland GM o
62 Anglesey Abbey 310,940 3 Mix 2% Eng excl Lon NT
63 Tyntesfield 305,813 3 Mix 50% Eng excl Lon NT
64 Scottish National Gallery 302,929 2 I -1% Scotland NGS
65 Kingston Lacy 297,312 3 Mix 14% Eng excl Lon NT
66 Nymans 296,586 3 Mix 22% Eng excl Lon NT
67 Sheffield Park 296,195 3 O 16% Eng excl Lon NT
68 Wimpole 294,808 3 Mix 28% Eng excl Lon NT
69 Glenfinnan Monument 292,981 3 O 80% Scotland NTS
70 Cambridge University Botanic Garden 290,753 3 O 50% Eng excl Lon UoCM
71 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 288,212 2 I 11% Scotland GM p
72 Old Royal Naval College 281,499 4 Mix 40% London
73 St Paul's Cathedral 278,413 2 I 7% London
74 The Royal Opera House Covent Garden 277,450 4 I 48% London
75 National War Museum, Edinburgh 277,359 3 I 123% Scotland NMS
76 Beaulieu 276,888 4 Mix 96% Eng excl Lon THE
77 National Memorial Arboretum 271,979 2 O 84% Eng excl Lon
78 Oxford University Museum of Natural History 268,500 1 I 61% Eng excl Lon OUM
79 Tintagel Castle 267,094 3 O 113% Eng excl Lon EH
80 York Minster 266,183 4 I 81% Eng excl Lon
81 Ickworth 263,273 3 Mix 28% Eng excl Lon NT
82 Shakespeare's Globe 254,250 4 Mix 121% London
83 Durham Cathedral 251,456 1 I 57% Eng excl Lon
84 Museum of Liverpool 251,186 1 I 17% Eng excl Lon NML
85 Harewood House Trust 247,761 3 Mix 106% Eng excl Lon THE
86 Bodleian Libraries 245,281 1 I 11% Eng excl Lon OUM
87 Mottisfont 240,195 3 Mix 15% Eng excl Lon NT
88 Gibside 239,972 3 O 21% Eng excl Lon NT
89 Bodnant Garden 239,790 3 O 125% Wales NT
90 Shugborough 234,967 3 Mix 32% Eng excl Lon NT
91 RHS Garden Rosemoor 233,198 3 O 44% Eng excl Lon RHS
92 Castle Howard 232,537 3 Mix 38% Eng excl Lon THE n
93 Culzean Castle & Country Park 228,911 3 Mix 78% Scotland NTS
94 Cragside Estate 226,536 3 Mix 60% Eng excl Lon NT
95 Titanic Belfast 225,606 4 I 48% Northern Ireland c
96 Croome 224,367 3 Mix 22% Eng excl Lon NT
97 Stowe Gardens and Park 223,897 3 O 4% Eng excl Lon NT
98 Lotherton 223,884 4 Mix -3% Eng excl Lon LMG
99 Osborne 221,347 3 Mix 109% Eng excl Lon EH
100 IWM Duxford 221,158 3 Mix 60% Eng excl Lon IWM
101 Mount Stewart 214,870 3 Mix 38% Northern Ireland NT
102 RAF Museum London 214,730 1 I 14% London RAF
103 Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology 212,497 2 I -11% Eng excl Lon OUM
104 Kedleston 211,182 3 Mix 40% Eng excl Lon NT
105 Tate Liverpool 211,153 2 I 35% Eng excl Lon TATE
106 Wallington 210,215 3 Mix 29% Eng excl Lon NT
107 Merseyside Maritime Museum 208,959 1 I 17% Eng excl Lon NML
108 Dyrham 204,473 3 Mix 26% Eng excl Lon NT
109 Corfe Castle 204,185 3 O 54% Eng excl Lon NT
110 Chartwell 196,700 3 Mix 29% Eng excl Lon NT
111 Kensington Palace 196,355 3 I 253% London HRP
112 Hardwick 194,822 3 Mix 26% Eng excl Lon NT
113 Charlecote 194,304 3 Mix 24% Eng excl Lon NT
114 RAF Museum Cosford 191,134 1 I 32% Eng excl Lon RAF
115 Science and Industry Museum 190,388 1 I 28% Eng excl Lon SMG
116 Quarry Bank Mill 189,404 3 Mix 8% Eng excl Lon NT
117 WWT Slimbridge 185,726 3 O 19% Eng excl Lon WWT
118 Baddesley 183,611 3 Mix 28% Eng excl Lon NT
119 Tower Bridge 182,284 4 Mix 9% London CLC
120 Hanbury Hall and Gardens 174,654 3 Mix 22% Eng excl Lon NT
121 Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum 173,469 3 O 30% Eng excl Lon OUM
122 The Vyne 169,837 3 Mix 14% Eng excl Lon NT
123 London Transport Museum 168,978 3 I 22% London
124 Blickling 167,633 3 Mix 33% Eng excl Lon NT
125 Audley End House and Gardens 167,347 3 Mix 124% Eng excl Lon EH
126 Westminster Abbey 163,357 3 I -26% London
127 Packwood 163,005 3 Mix 20% Eng excl Lon NT
128 Killerton 161,356 3 Mix 23% Eng excl Lon NT
129 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 152,086 2 I 3% Scotland NGS
130 Giants Causeway 151,758 3 Mix 8% Northern Ireland NT
131 Highland Wildlife Park 151,443 4 O 46% Scotland RZSS
132 Wrest Park 151,249 3 O 42% Eng excl Lon EH
133 V&A Dundee 149,763 2 I 29% Scotland V&A
134 Stirling Castle 148,581 3 Mix 88% Scotland HES
135 Dover Castle 148,479 3 Mix 24% Eng excl Lon EH
136 International Slavery Museum 144,446 1 I 31% Eng excl Lon NML
137 Whitby Abbey 144,246 3 Mix 114% Eng excl Lon EH
138 Museum of London 141,835 2 I -29% London MOL
139 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum 141,805 3 I 59% Scotland NTS
140 Speke Hall Liverpool 141,113 3 Mix 42% Eng excl Lon NT
141 Crathes Castle 138,099 3 Mix 34% Scotland NTS
142 Pitt Rivers Museum 136,351 1 I 23% Eng excl Lon OUM
143 Glencoe Visitor Centre 129,829 1 O 39% Scotland NTS
144 Tate St Ives 128,366 3 I 60% Eng excl Lon TATE
145 Dunster 127,745 3 Mix 46% Eng excl Lon NT
146 Ulster Museum 127,451 1 I 7% Northern Ireland NMNI
147 Bletchley Park Trust 124,821 4 Mix 27% Eng excl Lon
148 Lanhydrock 124,419 3 Mix 320% Eng excl Lon NT
149 Lacock 124,418 3 Mix 17% Eng excl Lon NT
150 WWT Martin Mere 122,552 3 O 2% Eng excl Lon WWT
151 Trelissick 115,353 3 Mix 33% Eng excl Lon NT
152 Urquhart Castle 107,073 3 Mix 81% Scotland HES
153 Saltram 105,900 3 Mix 54% Eng excl Lon NT
154 IWM North 105,131 1 I 45% Eng excl Lon IWM
155 WWT London 104,836 3 O 0% London WWT
156 Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden 103,922 3 O 58% Eng excl Lon EH
157 Walmer Castle and Gardens 103,788 3 Mix 82% Eng excl Lon EH
158 Knole 103,340 3 Mix 53% Eng excl Lon NT
159 The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre 102,396 1/4 Mix -47% Eng excl Lon
160 Leeds Art Gallery 102,302 1 I -2% Eng excl Lon LMG
161 The Fitzwilliam Museum 98,760 1 I -5% Eng excl Lon UoCM
162 Kirkstall Abbey 96,165 1 O 216% Eng excl Lon LMG
163 Churchill War Rooms 95,313 3 I -17% London IWM
164 National Science and Media Museum 95,179 1 I -14% Eng excl Lon SMG
165 Brodsworth Hall and Gardens 93,614 3 Mix 59% Eng excl Lon EH
166 Eltham Palace and Gardens 93,085 3 Mix 101% London EH
167 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield 91,690 3 O 29% Eng excl Lon EH
168 Carisbrooke Castle 90,974 3 O 92% Eng excl Lon EH
169 Leeds City Museum 89,076 1 I 300% Eng excl Lon LMG
170 Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum 85,487 3 I 29% Eng excl Lon BMT
171 Salisbury Cathedral 84,921 4 I 28% Eng excl Lon
172 Brunel's SS Great Britain 84,583 3 Mix 98% Eng excl Lon
173 Holkham Hall 84,560 4 Mix 36% Eng excl Lon THE
174 Scottish National Portrait Gallery 82,416 1 I -4% Scotland NGS
175 Threave Garden 81,981 3 O 74% Scotland NTS
176 Walker Art Gallery 80,688 2 I -18% Eng excl Lon NML
177 Gallery of Modern Art 75,758 1 I -21% Scotland GM q
178 National Maritime Museum Cornwall 72,598 3 I 31% Eng excl Lon d
179 Museum of London (Docklands) 72,464 2 I -8% London MOL
180 Corrieshalloch Gorge 70,591 1 O 26% Scotland NTS
181 Newhailes 65,470 3 Mix 787% Scotland NTS
182 Mar Lodge Estate 64,479 2 O 87% Scotland NTS
183 Lady Lever Art Gallery 62,580 1 I 42% Eng excl Lon NML
184 Ulster American Folk Park 62,173 4 O 222% Northern Ireland NMNI
185 Fyvie Castle 61,775 3 Mix 64% Scotland NTS
186 WWT Arundel 61,163 3 O 13% Eng excl Lon WWT
187 National Museum of Rural Life 60,888 3 Mix 81% Scotland NMS
188 HMS Belfast 60,035 3 I 45% London IWM v
189 Goatfell 59,950 1 O 393% Scotland NTS
190 St Abb's Head 58,862 1 O 97% Scotland NTS
191 Culloden Visitor Centre 57,778 3 Mix -68% Scotland NTS
192 Locomotion 55,516 1 I 17% Eng excl Lon SMG
193 Burghley House 55,289 4 Mix 87% Eng excl Lon THE
194 Ulster Folk Museum 54,925 3 O 102% Northern Ireland NMNI
195 National Museum of Flight 53,148 3 Mix 111% Scotland NMS
196 Brodie Castle 52,788 3 Mix 4% Scotland NTS
197 Natural History Museum (Tring) 52,287 1 I 3% Eng excl Lon NHM
198 Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland Garden 50,876 1 O 11% Scotland NTS
199 Ben Lomond 49,550 1 O -9% Scotland NTS
200 WWT Washington 49,162 3 O -3% Eng excl Lon WWT
201 Shakespeare's Birthplace 48,154 4 Mix -24% Eng excl Lon SBT
202 Castle Fraser 47,874 3 Mix 131% Scotland NTS
203 Brodick Castle & Country Park 47,394 3 Mix 261% Scotland NTS
204 Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farm Life 47,275 3 O 17% Scotland NTS
205 University Museum of Zoology 46,888 1 I 50% Eng excl Lon UoCM
206 Fleet Air Arm Museum 46,254 4 Mix 45% Eng excl Lon NMRN
207 WWT Llanelli 44,573 3 O 38% Wales WWT
208 Grey Mare's Tail 43,478 1 O 104% Scotland NTS
209 Inverewe Gardens 42,104 3 O 131% Scotland NTS
210 Drum Castle 38,399 3 Mix 35% Scotland NTS
211 Skara Brae 38,032 3 Mix 473% Scotland HES
212 Kettle's Yard 37,966 1 I -39% Eng excl Lon UoCM
213 Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Ampitheatre 37,782 1 I 36% London CLC
214 Ben Lawers Visitor Centre 35,812 1 O 31% Scotland NTS
215 Fort George 35,427 3 Mix 239% Scotland HES
216 Ulster Transport Museum 34,568 3 I 82% Northern Ireland NMNI
217 Dawyck Botanic Garden 33,943 3 O 47% Scotland RBGE
218 Glasgow Cathedral 33,788 1 Mix 0% Scotland HES
219 WWT Castle Espie 33,257 3 O -1% Northern Ireland WWT
220 History of Science Museum 31,911 1 I 28% Eng excl Lon OUM
221 Logan Botanic Garden 31,789 3 O 78% Scotland RBGE
222 Benmore Botanic Garden 30,424 3 O 7% Scotland RBGE
223 National Museum Royal Navy Hartlepool 29,302 4 Mix 200% Eng excl Lon
224 Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 25,606 1 I 41% Eng excl Lon UoCM
225 St Andrews Castle 23,359 3 Mix 189% Scotland HES m
226 Anne Hathaway's Cottage 23,199 4 Mix 81% Eng excl Lon SBT
227 House of Dun 22,647 3 Mix 10194% Scotland NTS
228 Hill House 22,293 3 I 93% Scotland NTS
229 Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences 21,944 1 I -21% Eng excl Lon UoCM
230 Falkland Palace 21,537 3 Mix 368% Scotland NTS
231 Abbey House Museum 21,369 4 I -6% Eng excl Lon LMG
232 Torridon Countryside Centre 19,588 1 O 426% Scotland NTS
233 Greenbank Garden 18,210 3 O 70% Scotland NTS
234 Leith Hall 17,979 3 Mix 3% Scotland NTS
235 Melrose Abbey 17,924 3 Mix 138% Scotland HES
236 Shakespeare's New Place 17,886 4 Mix 7% Eng excl Lon SBT
237 Staffa National Nature Reserve 17,792 1 O % Scotland NTS
238 Aston Hall 17,789 3 Mix 174% Eng excl Lon BMT
239 Branklyn Garden 17,487 3 O 151% Scotland NTS
240 Sarehole Mill 16,825 3 Mix 27% Eng excl Lon BMT
241 WWT Welney 14,495 3 O -12% Eng excl Lon WWT
242 Iona Abbey 14,234 3 O 3195% Scotland HES
243 Bannockburn Heritage Centre 13,994 3 I 99% Scotland NTS
244 Geilston Garden 13,360 3 O 98% Scotland NTS
245 Tantallon Castle 13,342 3 Mix 25% Scotland HES
246 Inchcolm Abbey 13,207 3 Mix 591% Scotland HES
247 Craigievar Castle 13,181 3 Mix 95% Scotland NTS
248 Blackness Castle 12,663 3 Mix 24% Scotland HES
249 Kintail Estate 12,186 1 O 1011% Scotland NTS
250 Craigmillar Castle 11,876 3 Mix 67% Scotland HES
251 Gladstone's Land 11,423 3 I 5140% Scotland NTS
252 Temple Newsam 10,782 4 Mix 112% Eng excl Lon LMG
253 Culross Palace 10,733 3 I % Scotland NTS
254 Jedburgh Abbey 10,080 3 Mix 266% Scotland HES
255 The Monument 9,804 4 I -67% London CLC
256 Kellie Castle 9,621 3 Mix % Scotland NTS
257 Thwaite Watermill 9,477 4 Mix 99% Eng excl Lon LMG
258 Aberdour Castle 9,255 3 Mix 111% Scotland HES
259 Pollok House 8,774 3 I -10% Scotland NTS
260 Dunblane Cathedral 8,215 1 Mix 146% Scotland HES
261 Leeds Industrial Museum 8,109 4 Mix 13% Eng excl Lon LMG
262 WWT Caerlaverock 7,931 3 O 4% Scotland WWT
263 Georgian House 7,626 3 I 96% Scotland NTS
264 Barry Mill 7,561 3 I 85% Scotland NTS
265 Sudley House 7,516 1 I -18% Eng excl Lon NML
266 Dunfermline Abbey 6,634 1 Mix 234% Scotland HES
267 Dryburgh Abbey 6,492 3 Mix 157% Scotland HES
268 The Polar Museum 6,290 1 I -46% Eng excl Lon UoCM
269 Haddo House 6,160 3 Mix 713% Scotland NTS
270 Iona 6,157 1 O -4% Scotland NTS
271 Inveresk Lodge Garden 6,004 3 O 273% Scotland NTS
272 Huntly Castle 5,984 3 Mix 129% Scotland HES
273 Blakesley Hall 5,652 3 Mix 55% Eng excl Lon BMT
274 Elgin Cathedral 5,377 3 Mix 110% Scotland HES
275 Malleny Garden 5,030 3 O 270% Scotland NTS
276 Dunstaffnage Castle 4,842 3 Mix 73% Scotland HES l
277 Alloa Tower 4,574 3 I 533% Scotland NTS
278 Maeshowe 4,548 3 Mix 763% Scotland HES
279 St Kilda 4,432 1 O 1631% Scotland NTS
280 Tenement House 4,276 3 I 62% Scotland NTS
281 Broughton House & Garden 3,950 3 Mix 256% Scotland NTS
282 Dumbarton Castle 3,805 3 Mix 68% Scotland HES
283 Museum of Classical Archaeology 3,721 1 I -15% Eng excl Lon UoCM
284 Soho House 3,509 3 Mix 76% Eng excl Lon BMT h
285 Huntingtower Castle 3,387 3 Mix 424% Scotland HES
286 People's Palace 3,245 1 I -90% Scotland GM r
287 Caerlaverock Castle 3,239 3 Mix -64% Scotland HES k
288 Black House 3,204 3 Mix 1229% Scotland HES
289 Doune Castle 3,171 3 Mix -80% Scotland HES k
290 Dirleton Castle 3,070 3 Mix -36% Scotland HES
291 Edzell Castle 2,858 3 Mix % Scotland HES
292 Hill of Tarvit 2,742 3 I % Scotland NTS
293 Linlithgow Palace 2,489 3 Mix -79% Scotland HES k
294 Whipple Museum of the History of Science 2,263 1 I -27% Eng excl Lon UoCM
295 Dundrennan Abbey 2,069 3 Mix % Scotland HES
296 Keats House 1,896 4 I -19% London CLC
297 Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot 1,835 3 O 205% Scotland NTS
298 Arbroath Abbey 1,768 3 Mix 128% Scotland HES
299 Bonawe Iron Furnace 1,674 3 Mix % Scotland HES
300 Bishops & Earls Palaces 1,590 3 Mix % Scotland HES
301 Holmwood House 1,577 3 I 278% Scotland NTS
302 Canna 1,352 1 O 1056% Scotland NTS
303 Barrie's Birthplace 1,257 3 I % Scotland NTS
304 Castle Campbell 1,158 3 Mix -16% Scotland HES
305 Leeds Discovery Centre 1,052 1 I -29% Eng excl Lon LMG
306 Spynie Palace 1,016 3 Mix % Scotland HES
Rank Site Total visits
1 Windsor Great Park 5,400,000
2 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1,963,171
3 Chester Zoo 1,601,327
4 Natural History Museum (South Kensington) 1,571,413
5 RHS Garden Wisley 1,410,785
6 British Museum 1,327,120
7 Tate Modern 1,156,037
8 Somerset House 984,978
9 Science Museum 955,873
10 Jeskyns Community Woodland 878,626
11 V&A South Kensington 857,742
12 Moors Valley Country Park 803,867
13 Southbank Centre 786,911
14 Longleat 727,800
15 National Gallery, The 708,924
16 Sherwood Pines 705,007
17 ZSL London Zoo 694,060
18 Royal Museums Greenwich 686,375
19 ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 669,574
20 National Museum of Scotland 660,741
21 Horniman Museum and Gardens 653,200
22 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 647,698
23 Edinburgh Zoo 632,122
24 Westonbirt, The National Arboretum 607,040
25 Blenheim Palace 599,601
26 Attingham Park 597,154
27 Beamish, The Living Museum of the North 593,985
28 Eden Project 577,929
29 Cliveden 553,041
30 Chatsworth 540,927
31 High Lodge, Thetford Forest 537,098
32 Royal Albert Hall 531,407
33 Tower of London 526,379
34 Bedgebury National Pinetum 526,221
35 Tate Britain 525,144
36 Dunham Massey 522,346
37 Royal Academy of Arts 468,693
38 Clumber Park 448,588
39 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 438,376
40 St Michael's Mount 429,237
41 Edinburgh Castle 423,866
42 Wakehurst 411,828
43 RHS Garden Hyde Hall 410,846
44 Calke Abbey 407,292
45 British Library 403,312
46 RHS Garden Harlow Carr 401,727
47 Waddesdon Manor 389,435
48 Leeds Castle 389,363
49 Hampton Court Palace 376,107
50 Foutains Abbey Estate 364,057
51 Roman Baths and Pump Room 351,655
52 National Railway Museum 346,313
53 Belton House 340,290
54 Canterbury Cathedral 336,928
55 Stonehenge 334,087
56 World Museum 330,593
57 Polesden 326,943
58 RHS Garden Bridgewater 325,802
59 IWM London 320,542
60 Stourhead 320,521
61 Riverside Museum 312,386
62 Anglesey Abbey 310,940
63 Tyntesfield 305,813
64 Scottish National Gallery 302,929
65 Kingston Lacy 297,312
66 Nymans 296,586
67 Sheffield Park 296,195
68 Wimpole 294,808
69 Glenfinnan Monument 292,981
70 Cambridge University Botanic Garden 290,753
71 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 288,212
72 Old Royal Naval College 281,499
73 St Paul's Cathedral 278,413
74 The Royal Opera House Covent Garden 277,450
75 National War Museum, Edinburgh 277,359
76 Beaulieu 276,888
77 National Memorial Arboretum 271,979
78 Oxford University Museum of Natural History 268,500
79 Tintagel Castle 267,094
80 York Minster 266,183
81 Ickworth 263,273
82 Shakespeare's Globe 254,250
83 Durham Cathedral 251,456
84 Museum of Liverpool 251,186
85 Harewood House Trust 247,761
86 Bodleian Libraries 245,281
87 Mottisfont 240,195
88 Gibside 239,972
89 Bodnant Garden 239,790
90 Shugborough 234,967
91 RHS Garden Rosemoor 233,198
92 Castle Howard 232,537
93 Culzean Castle & Country Park 228,911
94 Cragside Estate 226,536
95 Titanic Belfast 225,606
96 Croome 224,367
97 Stowe Gardens and Park 223,897
98 Lotherton 223,884
99 Osborne 221,347
100 IWM Duxford 221,158
101 Mount Stewart 214,870
102 RAF Museum London 214,730
103 Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology 212,497
104 Kedleston 211,182
105 Tate Liverpool 211,153
106 Wallington 210,215
107 Merseyside Maritime Museum 208,959
108 Dyrham 204,473
109 Corfe Castle 204,185
110 Chartwell 196,700
111 Kensington Palace 196,355
112 Hardwick 194,822
113 Charlecote 194,304
114 RAF Museum Cosford 191,134
115 Science and Industry Museum 190,388
116 Quarry Bank Mill 189,404
117 WWT Slimbridge 185,726
118 Baddesley 183,611
119 Tower Bridge 182,284
120 Hanbury Hall and Gardens 174,654
121 Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum 173,469
122 The Vyne 169,837
123 London Transport Museum 168,978
124 Blickling 167,633
125 Audley End House and Gardens 167,347
126 Westminster Abbey 163,357
127 Packwood 163,005
128 Killerton 161,356
129 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 152,086
130 Giants Causeway 151,758
131 Highland Wildlife Park 151,443
132 Wrest Park 151,249
133 V&A Dundee 149,763
134 Stirling Castle 148,581
135 Dover Castle 148,479
136 International Slavery Museum 144,446
137 Whitby Abbey 144,246
138 Museum of London 141,835
139 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum 141,805
140 Speke Hall Liverpool 141,113
141 Crathes Castle 138,099
142 Pitt Rivers Museum 136,351
143 Glencoe Visitor Centre 129,829
144 Tate St Ives 128,366
145 Dunster 127,745
146 Ulster Museum 127,451
147 Bletchley Park Trust 124,821
148 Lanhydrock 124,419
149 Lacock 124,418
150 WWT Martin Mere 122,552
151 Trelissick 115,353
152 Urquhart Castle 107,073
153 Saltram 105,900
154 IWM North 105,131
155 WWT London 104,836
156 Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden 103,922
157 Walmer Castle and Gardens 103,788
158 Knole 103,340
159 The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre 102,396
160 Leeds Art Gallery 102,302
161 The Fitzwilliam Museum 98,760
162 Kirkstall Abbey 96,165
163 Churchill War Rooms 95,313
164 National Science and Media Museum 95,179
165 Brodsworth Hall and Gardens 93,614
166 Eltham Palace and Gardens 93,085
167 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield 91,690
168 Carisbrooke Castle 90,974
169 Leeds City Museum 89,076
170 Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum 85,487
171 Salisbury Cathedral 84,921
172 Brunel's SS Great Britain 84,583
173 Holkham Hall 84,560
174 Scottish National Portrait Gallery 82,416
175 Threave Garden 81,981
176 Walker Art Gallery 80,688
177 Gallery of Modern Art 75,758
178 National Maritime Museum Cornwall 72,598
179 Museum of London (Docklands) 72,464
180 Corrieshalloch Gorge 70,591
181 Newhailes 65,470
182 Mar Lodge Estate 64,479
183 Lady Lever Art Gallery 62,580
184 Ulster American Folk Park 62,173
185 Fyvie Castle 61,775
186 WWT Arundel 61,163
187 National Museum of Rural Life 60,888
188 HMS Belfast 60,035
189 Goatfell 59,950
190 St Abb's Head 58,862
191 Culloden Visitor Centre 57,778
192 Locomotion 55,516
193 Burghley House 55,289
194 Ulster Folk Museum 54,925
195 National Museum of Flight 53,148
196 Brodie Castle 52,788
197 Natural History Museum (Tring) 52,287
198 Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland Garden 50,876
199 Ben Lomond 49,550
200 WWT Washington 49,162
201 Shakespeare's Birthplace 48,154
202 Castle Fraser 47,874
203 Brodick Castle & Country Park 47,394
204 Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farm Life 47,275
205 University Museum of Zoology 46,888
206 Fleet Air Arm Museum 46,254
207 WWT Llanelli 44,573
208 Grey Mare's Tail 43,478
209 Inverewe Gardens 42,104
210 Drum Castle 38,399
211 Skara Brae 38,032
212 Kettle's Yard 37,966
213 Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Ampitheatre 37,782
214 Ben Lawers Visitor Centre 35,812
215 Fort George 35,427
216 Ulster Transport Museum 34,568
217 Dawyck Botanic Garden 33,943
218 Glasgow Cathedral 33,788
219 WWT Castle Espie 33,257
220 History of Science Museum 31,911
221 Logan Botanic Garden 31,789
222 Benmore Botanic Garden 30,424
223 National Museum Royal Navy Hartlepool 29,302
224 Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 25,606
225 St Andrews Castle 23,359
226 Anne Hathaway's Cottage 23,199
227 House of Dun 22,647
228 Hill House 22,293
229 Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences 21,944
230 Falkland Palace 21,537
231 Abbey House Museum 21,369
232 Torridon Countryside Centre 19,588
233 Greenbank Garden 18,210
234 Leith Hall 17,979
235 Melrose Abbey 17,924
236 Shakespeare's New Place 17,886
237 Staffa National Nature Reserve 17,792
238 Aston Hall 17,789
239 Branklyn Garden 17,487
240 Sarehole Mill 16,825
241 WWT Welney 14,495
242 Iona Abbey 14,234
243 Bannockburn Heritage Centre 13,994
244 Geilston Garden 13,360
245 Tantallon Castle 13,342
246 Inchcolm Abbey 13,207
247 Craigievar Castle 13,181
248 Blackness Castle 12,663
249 Kintail Estate 12,186
250 Craigmillar Castle 11,876
251 Gladstone's Land 11,423
252 Temple Newsam 10,782
253 Culross Palace 10,733
254 Jedburgh Abbey 10,080
255 The Monument 9,804
256 Kellie Castle 9,621
257 Thwaite Watermill 9,477
258 Aberdour Castle 9,255
259 Pollok House 8,774
260 Dunblane Cathedral 8,215
261 Leeds Industrial Museum 8,109
262 WWT Caerlaverock 7,931
263 Georgian House 7,626
264 Barry Mill 7,561
265 Sudley House 7,516
266 Dunfermline Abbey 6,634
267 Dryburgh Abbey 6,492
268 The Polar Museum 6,290
269 Haddo House 6,160
270 Iona 6,157
271 Inveresk Lodge Garden 6,004
272 Huntly Castle 5,984
273 Blakesley Hall 5,652
274 Elgin Cathedral 5,377
275 Malleny Garden 5,030
276 Dunstaffnage Castle 4,842
277 Alloa Tower 4,574
278 Maeshowe 4,548
279 St Kilda 4,432
280 Tenement House 4,276
281 Broughton House & Garden 3,950
282 Dumbarton Castle 3,805
283 Museum of Classical Archaeology 3,721
284 Soho House 3,509
285 Huntingtower Castle 3,387
286 People's Palace 3,245
287 Caerlaverock Castle 3,239
288 Black House 3,204
289 Doune Castle 3,171
290 Dirleton Castle 3,070
291 Edzell Castle 2,858
292 Hill of Tarvit 2,742
293 Linlithgow Palace 2,489
294 Whipple Museum of the History of Science 2,263
295 Dundrennan Abbey 2,069
296 Keats House 1,896
297 Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot 1,835
298 Arbroath Abbey 1,768
299 Bonawe Iron Furnace 1,674
300 Bishops & Earls Palaces 1,590
301 Holmwood House 1,577
302 Canna 1,352
303 Barrie's Birthplace 1,257
304 Castle Campbell 1,158
305 Leeds Discovery Centre 1,052
306 Spynie Palace 1,016
Charge / Free
1Free to all admissions
2Free except for special exhibitions / events
3Free to members charged to non-members
4Charged
Notes
aDays closed relates to House only, Grounds remained open
b Several galleries closed due to refurbishment work
c Bolstered by strong market from Republic of Ireland when NI had less restrictions than RoI
d In addition to Covid-related reasons the site was closed for 17 days due to G7
e Reduced ticketing capacity applied when site was open
f Site closed for electrical works
g Site not open to the public, figures represent number of visits by curators, staff etc
h Closed to the public except for small number of groups and events
i Site closed due to Chafer Grubs
j Various entry charging regime exist
k Closed mid June for works
l Closed until August for works
m Closed November 2021 for works
n In addition to 60 days of closure due to Covid-19 the site was closed for an additional 31 days for filming
o Venue was closed for 27 days in connection with the COP26 conference
p Venue was closed for 17 days in connection with the COP26 conference
q Venue was closed for 15 days in connection with the COP26 conference
r Closed for essential maintenance from 8 September onwards
s The site opened to the public for the first time in May 2021
t Closed for redevelopment
u Direct MRT visitors only
v Site reopened in July after a 14 month closure period
AcronymGroup
BMT Birmingham Museums Trust
CLC City of London Corporation
EH English Heritage
FC Forestry Commission
GM Glasgow Museums
HES Historic Environment Scotland
HRP Historic Royal Palaces
IWM Imperial War Museum
MOL Museum of London
NGS National Galleries of Scotland
NHM Natural History Museum
NML National Museums Liverpool
NMNI National Museums of Northern Ireland
NMS National Museums Scotland
NT National Trust
NTS National Trust for Scotland
OUM Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums
RAF RAF Museum
RBGE Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
RBGK Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
RHS Royal Horticultural Society
SBT Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
SMG Science Museum Group
TATE Tate Gallery
THE Treasure Houses of England
UoCM University of Cambridge Museums
V&A Victoria and Albert Museum
WWT Wildfowl and Wetland Trust
ZSL Zoological Society of London
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