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The UK’s 100 Most Popular Tourist Attractions

The British Museum, London

The British Museum in London was the most visited tourist attraction in the U.K., with over 5.9 million visitors, followed by Tate Modern, with approximately 5.6 million visitors.

The National Gallery, the Natural History Museum (South Kensington), the V&A, Science Museum, Southbank Centre, Somerset House, Tower of London and Royal Museums Greenwich complete the top 10.

The National Museum of Scotland was 11th overall with 2.2 million visitors, up 20% on 2016, with Edinburgh Castle in 12th with a 16% increase to 2.1 million.

To identify Britain’s 100 Most Popular Tourist Attractions, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed data from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), one of the UK’s leading tourism organisations. The following list showcases the most visited attraction in the U.K. in 2017.

The 100 Most Popular Tourist Attractions In The United Kingdom:

RankTourist AttractionNumber Of Visitors
1British Museum5906716
2Tate Modern5656004
3National Gallery5229192
4NHM (South Kensington)4434520
5V&A South Kensington3789748
6Science Museum3251000
7Southbank Centre3232655
8Somerset House3223350
9Tower of London2843031
10Royal Museums Greenwich2607099
11National Museum of Scotland2165601
12Edinburgh Castle2063709
13Chester Zoo1866628
14Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew1802958
15Tate Britain1777877
16National Portrait Gallery1703411
17Scottish National Gallery1600761
18Stonehenge1582532
19St Paul's Cathedral1571197
20Westminster Abbey1547001
21Royal Albert Hall1495387
22British Library1426433
23Riverside Museum1355359
24Roman Baths and Pump Room1318976
25Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum1304072
26Old Royal Naval College1221720
27RHS Garden Wisley1143175
28ZSL London Zoo1102790
29National Museum Royal Navy1081909
30Royal Academy of Arts1049962
31Eden Project1024156
32Giants Causeway1011467
33Houses of Parliament1007568
34Hampton Court Palace999313
35The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre999041
36IWM London992690
37Horniman Museums and Gardens942971
38Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology937568
39Shakespeare's Globe924220
40Merseyside Maritime Museum922503
41Blenheim Palace917741
42Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh904956
43Canterbury Cathedral875447
44Tower Bridge Exhibition806950
45Bodleian Library771283
46Titanic Belfast771038
47Oxford University Museum of Natural History768487
48National War Museum, Edinburgh764079
49Museum of Liverpool737120
50National Railway Museum718000
51York Minster691716
52Museum of London678379
53World Museum Liverpool672120
54Gallery of Modern Art670485
55Museum of Science and Industry664000
56ZSL Whipsnade Zoo658200
57Kensington Palace645370
58Edinburgh Zoo642677
59Chatsworth636655
60Tate Liverpool628024
61Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery602634
62Leeds Castle572195
63Stirling Castle567259
64Westonbirt, The National Arboretum538605
65Churchill War Rooms534723
66Ulster Museum533153
67Bristol Zoo Gardens523166
68RHS Garden Harlow Carr498933
69National Science and Media Museum493000
70Urquhart Castle488136
71Cliveden487679
72Pitt Rivers Museum480663
73Waddesdon Manor467308
74Attingham Park464871
75Belton House444823
76Fountains Abbey Estate420016
77Shakespeare's Birthplace418947
78V&A Museum of Childhood406101
79International Slavery Museum398221
80The Fitzwilliam Museum397169
81Glenfinnan396448
82IWM Duxford391532
83Anglesey Abbey390181
84Glasgow Cathedral389101
85Calke Abbey388742
86London Transport Museum382405
87Stourhead381264
88Dover Castle379740
89Mary Rose364295
90Mottisfont363895
91Scottish National Portrait Gallery358199
92People's Palace Museum356064
93Polesden Lacey354386
94RAF Museum Cosford354314
95St Michael's Mount350852
96Wakehurst346081
97RAF Museum London345151
98Nymans Garden340125
99Museum of London (Docklands)334448
100Beaulieu330960

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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