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TABLE 2 - Visits to the most popular tourist attractions

Great Britain

1981 1991 1998 1981 1991 1998

Museums and galleries Historic houses and monuments

British Museum 2.6 5.1 5.6 Tower of London 2.1 1.9 2.6
National Gallery 2.7 4.3 4.8 Windsor Castle 0.7 0.6 1.5
Tate Gallery 0.9 1.8 2.2 Edinburgh Castle 0.8 1.0 1.2
Natural History Museum 3.7 1.6 1.9 Roman Baths, Bath 0.6 0.8 0.9
Science Museum 3.8 1.3 1.6 Stonehenge 0.5 0.6 0.8

Theme parks Wildlife parks and zoos

Blackpool Pleasure Beach 7.5 6.5 7.1 London Zoo 1.1 1.1 1.1
Alton Towers 1.6 2.0 2.8 Chester Zoo .. 0.9 0.9
Pleasureland, Southport . 1.8 2.1 London Aquarium . . 0.7
Chessington World of Adventure 0.5 1.4 1.7 Edinburgh Zoo .. 0.5 0.5
Legoland, Windsor . . 1 .5 Knowsley Safari Park .. 0.3 0.5

Source: National Tourist Boards


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