Visitor Attractions Data

Each year Cumbria Tourism runs a visitor volume survey amongst visitor attractions across the county.

In 2014, 82 attractions provided us with information about their 6.17m visitors. 64 attractions provided figures for both 2013 and 2014, revealing an increase on average of +4.7% of visitors in 2014 - an extra 238,000 visitors through the doors.

Cumbria - Top 20 Visitor Attractions 2014 (by visitor numbers)

1. Windermere Lake Cruises in South Lakeland with 1,469,189 visitors

2. The Rheged Centre in Eden with 409,660 visitors

3. Ullswater Steamers in Eden with 361,410 visitors

4. Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle with 232,700 visitors

5. Lake District Visitor Centre Brockhole in South Lakeland with 230,676 visitors

6. Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway in Copeland with 200,169 visitors

7. Whinlatter Forest Park & Visitor Centre in Allerdale with 184,222 visitors

8. Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre in South Lakeland with 179,147 visitors

9. Carlisle Cathedral with 168,566 visitors

10. The World of Beatrix Potter in Windermere with 155,214 visitors

11. Honister Slate Mine in Keswick with 125,566 visitors

12. Theatre By The Lake in Keswick with 113,045 visitors

13. Sizergh Castle near Kendal with 102,860 visitors

14. Hill Top (the home of Beatrix Potter) in South Lakeland with 95,073 visitors

15. Lakeland Motor Museum near Ulverston with 79,469 visitors

16. Wray Castle near Hawkshead with 78,922 visitors

17. Muncaster Castle in Copeland with 78,684 visitors

18. Lowther Castle and Gardens in Eden with 52,911 visitors

19. Carlisle Castle with 51,572 visitors

20. Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere with 50,145 visitors

Source: Cumbria Tourism - Visitor Attractions Monitor
(Please note this only includes visitor attractions who have provided data for 2014, and also gave permission for their figures to be published. Please note also that some visitor numbers may be estimated).


Report Spotlight

We have a spreadsheet which contains historical figures from all visitor attractions that have participated from the year 1990 to 2014. To access this report please contact us at

You are accepting third-party cookies. powered by NVG