Visitor Attractions Data

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

In 2013, 69 attractions provided us with information about their 5.1m visitors. 61 attractions provided figures for both 2012 and 2013, revealing an increase on average of +7.4% of visitors in 2013 - an extra 340,000 visitors through the doors.

Cumbria - Top 20 Visitor Attractions 2013 (by visitor numbers)

1. Windermere Lake Cruises in South Lakeland with 1,411,995 visitors

2. Rheged in Eden with 399,318 visitors

3. Ullswater Steamers in Eden with 337,667 visitors

4. Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle with 225,558 visitors

5. Lake District Visitor Centre Brockhole in South Lakeland with 223,768 visitors

6. Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway in Copeland with 190,714 visitors

7. Carlisle Cathedral with 170,372 visitors

8. Whinlatter Forest Park & Visitor Centre in Allerdale with 159,732 visitors

9. The World of Beatrix Potter in Windermere with 147,991 visitors

10. Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre in South Lakeland with 145,406 visitors

11. Theatre By The Lake in Keswick with 126,056 visitors

12. Honister Slate Mine in Allerdale with 118,365 visitors

13. Ravenglass Railway Museum in Copeland with 104,000 visitors

14. Hill Top (the home of Beatrix Potter) in South Lakeland with 103,314 visitors

15. Sizergh Castle near Kendal with 84,065 visitors

16. Wray Castle, near Hawkshead with 71,982 visitors

17. Lakeland Motor Museum near Ulverston with 71,642 visitors

18. Holker Hall and Gardens, near Cartmel with 55,361 visitors

19. Carlisle Castle with 49,037 visitors

20. The Beacon in Whitehaven with 47,565 visitors

Source: Cumbria Tourism - Visitor Attractions Monitor
(Please note this only includes visitor attractions who have provided data for 2013, and also gave permission for their figures to be published. Please note also that some visitor numbers may be estimated).


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