While the country recorded more than 48.6 million visitors last year as many venues ended restrictions, numbers still remain 16% lower than pre-pandemic levels.
Edinburgh Castle remains Scotland’s most popular paid tourist destination as it saw a 217.6% surge in visitor numbers, jumping to 1.3 million in 2022.
In terms of free attractions, The National Museum of Scotland, also located in the capital, claimed the top spot, welcoming 1.9 million visitors.
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The figures, released by Glasgow Caledonian University, showed that paid entry attractions saw more than 15 million