New data from VisitEngland has revealed the most popular free and paid attractions in England’s regions during 2022.
Across England, the most visited attractions were the free Natural History Museum, and the Tower of London, which is approximately £15 to enter.
The data follows a separate report from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), published earlier this year, which named the Natural History Museum the most visited UK museum in 2022.
By region England’s top attractions mirrored those of London, while elsewhere in the country World Museum Liverpool, Beamish, and the National Railway Museum took a top spot.
The data is published as part of the ‘Visitor Attraction Trends in England 2022’ research from VisitBritain and VisitEngland. It includes data from the likes of country parks, farms, gardens, historic houses, museums, art galleries, and places of worship.
As part of its reporting, VisitEngland said that post-pandemic recovery for museums and art galleries had been much slower than the sector average up to the end of 2021, but caught up in 2022, with a 114% increase in visitor admissions.
It reports in contrast, that country parks had been the least affected by the pandemic and were the only category to report a decline in 2022, of -2%.
England's most popular attractions in 2022
|World Museum Liverpool
|Windermere Lake Cruises
|BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
|Beamish, The Living Museum of the North
|Yorkshire and the Humber
|National Railway Museum
|Cannon Hall Farm
|Midlands Arts Centre (The MAC)
|Lincoln Castle (grounds)
|East of England
|Abbey Gardens (Bury St Edmunds)
|Adventure Island Southend
|Natural History Museum
|Tower of London
|RHS Garden Wisley
|Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust