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Top Visitor Attractions in Scotland
The figures below are taken from the Visitor Attraction Monitor produced by the Moffat Centre. They are compiled from visitor numbers provided by each attraction to draw year on year comparisons and to establish visitor trends.  Figures for paid attractions may include any unpaid elements of the attraction.

Aberdeen & Grampian

Top 5 Paid Attractions
Crathes Castle, nr Banchory
Balmoral Estates, Ballater
Macduff Marine Aquarium, Macduff
The Glenlivet Distillery, Banffshire
Grampian Transport Museum, Alford

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Duthie Park Winter Gardens, Aberdeen
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
Baxters Highland Village, Fochabers
Aden Country Park, Mintlaw
Johnston's Cashmere Visitor Centre, Elgin

Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling & the Trossachs

Top 5 Paid Attractions
Stirling Castle, Stirling
National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Inveraray Jail, Inveraray
Inveraray Castle, Inveraray
Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Stirling

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Scottish Wool Centre, Aberfoyle
Reg. Museum Argyll & S. Highlanders, Stirling
Royal Burgh of Stirling Vis.Centre, Stirling
Trossachs Woollen Mill, by Callander
Rob Roy Visitor Centre, Callander

Dumfries and Galloway

Top 5 Paid Attractions
World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre, Gretna Green
Threave Garden, Castle Douglas
Creetown Gem Rock Museum, Newton Stewart
Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries
Logan Botanical Garden, Port Logan

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries
Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre, New Galloway
Glentrool Visitor Centre, Newton Stewart
Samye Ling Monastery, Langholm

Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley

Top 5 Paid Attractions
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow
Pollok House, Glasgow
Finlaystone Country Estate, Langbank
Glasgow School of Art Enterprises, Glasgow
Greenbank Gardens, nr Glasgow

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow
Chatelherault, Hamilton

Kingdom of Fife

Top 5 Paid Attractions
Craigtoun Country Park, St. Andrews
British Golf Museum, St. Andrews
St. Andrews Castle, St. Andrews
Falkland Palace, Falkland
St. Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Lochore Meadows Country Park, by Lochgelly
Butterchurn Restaurant & Crafts, Kelty
Abbot House Heritage Centre, Dunfermline
Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery, Kirkcaldy
St. Andrews Museum, St. Andrews


Top 5 Paid Attractions
Blair Castle, nr Pitlochry
Glenturret Distillery, Crieff
Scone Palace, Perth
Scottish and Southern Energy Visitor Centre, Pitlochry
Killiecrankie, Killiecrankie

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Stuart Strathearn Crystal, Crieff
Queens' View Visitor Centre, Dunkeld
Crieff Visitors Centre, Crieff
Edradour Distillery, by Pitlochry
Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Perth

Shetland Islands

Top 5 Paid Attractions
Jarlshof, Sumburgh
Islesburgh Summer Exhibition, Lerwick
Quendale Watermill, Dunrossness
Island of Noss, Lerwick
UP-Helly AA Exhibition, Lerwick

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Shetland Museum, Lerwick
Old Scatness Broch, Lerwick
Da Warp and Weft Visitor Centre, Sandwick
Unst Boat Haven, Shetland
Tangwick Haa Museum, Eshaness

Angus & Dundee

Top 5 Paid Attractions
Glamis Castle, Glamis
Discovery Point, Dundee
Camperdown Wildlife Centre, Dundee
Kerr's Miniature Railway, Arbroath
Verdant Works, Dundee

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Monikie Country Park, Dundee
McManus Galleries, Dundee
Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee
Arbroath Museum, Arbroath

Ayrshire & Arran

Top 5 Paid Attractions
Burns National Heritage Park, Ayr
Culzean Country Park, Maybole
Culzean Castle, by Girvan
The Big Idea, Irvine
Kelburn Castle & Country Centre, Fairlie

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Dean Castle & Country Park, Kilmarnock
Dick Institute Museum, Kilmarnock
Eglinton Country Park, Irvine
Hunterston Visitor Centre, West Kilbride
Craigie Horticultural Centre, Ayr

Edinburgh & Lothians

Top 5 Paid Attractions
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
Royal Museum and Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
The Former Royal Yacht Britannia, Leith

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Royal Scots Regimental Museum, Edinburgh
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
Beecraigs Country Park, Nr. Linlithgow
St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Highlands of Scotland

Top 5 Paid Attractions
Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit
The Official Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Centre, Drumnadrochit
Glencoe Visitor Centre, Glencoe
Culloden Visitor Centre, nr. Inverness
Inverewe Garden, Lochewe

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Rothiemurchus Estate, by Aviemore
Falls of Shin Visitor Centre, Lairg
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness
Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre, by Aviemore
Glen Nevis Visitor Centre (Ionad Nibheis), nr Fort William


Top 5 Paid Attractions
Skara Brae, nr Stromness
Skaill House, Sandwick
Maes Howe, Stenness
Broch of Gurness, Evie
Orkney Fossil and Vintage Centre, Burray

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Italian Chapel, Lambsholm
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
The Orkney Museum, Kirkwall
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
Corrigall Farm Museum, Harray

Scottish Borders

Top 5 Paid Attractions
Floors Castle, Kelso
Melrose Abbey, Melrose
Traquair House, Innerleithen
St. Abb's Head, St. Abb's
Jedburgh Abbey, Jedburgh

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Glentress Forest, nr Peebles
Selkirk Glass Visitor Centre, Selkirk
Teviot Game Fare Smokery Ltd, Kelso
Harestanes Visitor Centre, Jedburgh
Cardona Forest, nr Peebles,

Western Isles

Top 5 Paid Attractions
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum Arts Centre, North Uist
Black House Arnol, Lewis
Dualchas, Castlebay, Barra
Ness Heritage Centre, Isle of Lewis
Kisimul Castle, Barra

Top 5 Unpaid Attractions
Calanais Visitor Centre, Isle of Lewis
An Lanntair Gallery Ltd, Stornoway
Doune Broch Visitor Centre,
Isle of Lewis
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village,
Isle of Lewis
Morvern Gallery,
Isle of Lewis

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