How many of the UK's top 10 tourist attractions have you visited?

London's British Museum comes top of the list

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Tourism figures


Exhibitions such as Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at London's Victoria and Albert Museum helped swell the number of visits to UK tourist attractions last year.

Some 124.4 million visits were made to the top sites last year, up 3.2% on 2014, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (Alva).

Scottish attractions saw an increase of 5.5% while London venues experienced a 1.6% rise.

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So what made the list? The following made the top ten. How many have you visited?

National Portrait Gallery

10. National Portrait Gallery


Britain WWI

9. Tower of London

Ice skaters at Somerset House

8. Somerset House

Science museum in London

7. Science Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum in London

6. Victoria and Albert Museum


Tate Modern stock

5. Tate Modern


Signage at Southbank Centre

4. Southbank Centre



The Natural History Museum - London

3. Natural History Museum

There were 5.3 million visitors at the Natural History Museum over 2015.


National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square

2. National Gallery

Some 5.9 million people visited the gallery at the edge of Trafalgar Square.

British Museum

1. British Museum

British MuseumThe British Museum maintained its position as the most popular tourist attraction with 6.8 million visitors.

Outside of London the most popular attraction was the Library of Birmingham while in Scotland, bragging rights went to Edinburgh Castle.

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