2 August 2017
Gardens continue to attract visitors
Gardens and zoos saw the most significant growth in visitors to attractions last year, according to VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey published today.
The survey, which gathered information from more than 1,500 English attractions, found that historic houses and castles reported a 7% increase in visitor numbers, and country parks a 4% increase. Outdoor attractions performed particularly well, with gardens and zoos showing growth of 8%.
In line with VisitEngland’s Great Britain Tourism Survey results, coastal and rural attractions experienced strong growth of 4% and 5% respectively.
Tourism Minister John Glen said "We have an amazing range of world-class attractions in England that draw in millions of visitors every year.
"Whether it is our unique historic buildings, internationally important museums or stunning gardens, there is a huge amount to see and do.
"Ensuring that all parts of the country benefit from our tourism industry is a key government priority so it is fantastic to see such growth across the regions."
Have you visited any UK gardens this year or do you plan to? Many gardens and zoos are available on a variety of our walking and cycling tours. Book your Tour De Fleur today!