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Tourism in England

The British Museum, England's single most visited site.
Stonehenge, a World Heritage Site in Wiltshire.
The interior of Wembley Stadium, the most expensive stadium ever built.
Canterbury Cathedral.
The historic 'Old Portsmouth'.
Durham Cathedral, a World Heritage Site.

Tourism plays a significant part in the economic life of England.


  • Cultural and heritage tourism 1
    • Heritage Cities in England 1.1
  • Ecotourism 2
  • Most visited sites 3
    • Most visited cities by tourists 3.1
    • Most visited historic sites 3.2
    • Most visited museums 3.3
  • List of tourist attractions 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Cultural and heritage tourism

England's long history and pervasive culture spread worldwide through the English language and colonialism make England a popular tourist destination, particularly in London. (See Tourism in London).

Heritage Cities in England

Other places in England are also of historical interest. The city of Manchester is the second most visited city in England after London (in a survey from 2002).[2] Many foreign tourists also visit the neighbouring countries Scotland and Wales – see tourism in Scotland and tourism in Wales.

Domestic tourists, and foreign tourists who have specific interests in art, music, history etc., also visit the following:


The Eden Project is the world's largest greenhouse

England also has some unique natural environments, and has a significant Ecotourism industry:

Most visited sites

The Minster in York, the second most visited city in the England
St Paul's Cathedral in London is the country's most visited religious building.
The city of Bath has some of the best preserved Roman architecture in England.

Most visited cities by tourists

Location Visitor count (2013)(overseas visitors)[3]
London 16,784,000
Manchester 988,000
Birmingham 941,000
Liverpool 562,000
Oxford 456,000
Bristol 428,000
Brighton and Hove 409,000
Cambridge 404,000
Leeds 299,000
Bath 283,000
York 271,000
Nottingham 247,000
Southampton 221,000

Most visited historic sites

Site Location Visitor count (2009)[4]
Tower of London London 2,389,548
St Paul's Cathedral London 1,821,321
Westminster Abbey London 1,449,593
Roman Baths Bath 1,196,481
Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury 1,013,118
Stonehenge Amesbury 990,705
Palace of Westminster London 963,362
York Minster York 797,100
Chatsworth House Chatsworth 652,969
Leeds Castle Maidstone 646,801
Hampton Court Palace London 541,646
Blenheim Palace Woodstock 537,120
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Portsmouth 532,158
Stourhead Mere 356,816
Beaulieu Palace House and Abbey Beaulieu 351,975

Most visited museums

List of tourist attractions

See also


  1. ^ "Visitor numbers reach seven year high". 21 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "'"Manchester 'England's second city. BBC News. 12 September 2002. 
  3. ^ "Towns & Cities: VisitBritain Corporate Site". VisitBritain. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "VISITS MADE IN 2009 TO VISITOR ATTRACTIONS IN MEMBERSHIP WITH ALVA". Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 

External links

  • England travel and tourism at DMOZ
  • English Tourist Board
  • English Tourist Board Blog
  •, Interactive Google maps showing local places and attractions, complete with Flickr photographs. Search by UK place name or postcode.
  • TheLeisureGuide, Tourist Attractions around England.
  • See The Sights, Tourist Attractions and Places To Visit in England.

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