Some of Scotland's most popular attractions.Some of Scotland's most popular attractions.
Some of Scotland's most popular attractions.

Top Attractions in Scotland: These are the 13 most visited Scottish attractions - from castles to galleries

The figures show which attractions attract the most visitors.

The National Museum of Scotland maintained its place as the most popular attraction in Scotland, according to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) released this week.

While 10 out of the top 11 attractions were in London, led by the British Museum with 5,820,860 visitors in 2023, Scotland performed well with six of the ten most popular places outwith the British capital.

The total number of visits to ALVA sites in 2023 was 146.6million - a 19 per cent increase on the previous year, although down from the pre-pandemic record of 163.9 million visits in 2019. Meanwhile, indoor attractions saw a 23 per cent increase in visitors compared to just a 2 per cent increase in outdoor attractions.

Here are Scotland's 13 most visited attractions.