The sign above the entrance to Dreamland in Margate. Each letter in the banner is a different colour. In the background is the structure of the rollercoaster.

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The Scenic Railway at Dreamland Margate, Kent. Grade II* Listed rollercoaster is the oldest surviving roller coaster in Britain and is of international importance as the second oldest in Europe and amongst the five oldest in the world © Historic England. DP247026. Photographed by Kate Walch in 2017

Historic Visitor Attraction Survey

Each year, Visit England invites all visitor attractions to take part in an annual survey, collecting visitor numbers, visitor profiles and other key pieces of information. Historic England co-funds this survey to gather this information for historic sites across the country.

Visitor Attraction Trends in England 2018

The following English visitor attraction sub categories were defined as historic sites:

  • Castle/fort
  • Heritage/visitor centre
  • Garden
  • Place of worship
  • Historic house/house and garden/palace
  • Other historic site
  • Historic monument/archaeological site

Visit England’s Annual Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions is an official statistic and is produced in adherence with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (2009).

Past reports

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