‘Low terror risk’ raises number of tourists to Scotland

 Saturday, October 7, 2017 


visit-scotlandScotland has witnessed record numbers of tourists this year especially with an increase in visitors to paid-for attractions rising by nearly 20% to 3.8 million.


Tourism experts feel that the abrupt increase in the nation’s popularity is slightly owing to a relatively low risk of terrorism currently. They added that the concerns about terror attacks in other locales like Paris and London imply that several holidaymakers are now on the lookout for safer travel destinations.


Furthermore it has also receiving a welcome boost from the declining value of the pound post-Brexit, implying tourists have a greater amount of spending capacity.


In addition the nation has also been tipped by many travel guides as a place to travel to in the year 2017 and 2018. Last month a certain travel publication had named Scotland as the ‘Most Beautiful County in the World.’


The country flaunts some really interesting cultural traits like the one offered at the Edinburgh Festival or the one of the 283 Munro Mountains.


Some tourists even prefer simply sipping some great whisky in the Highlands. Since April Edinburgh Castle proved to be the greatest draw with as many as 1,433,896 day trippers that has been witnessing an increase of nearly 20% on last season.


And, Stirling Castle was second top after attracting an overwhelming 430,405 tourists followed by Urquhart Castle located on Loch Ness with 405,388. An additional 13 sites have already broken their ticket sales for 2016 with admissions up by about a fifth overall as declared by Historic Environment Scotland.


August 2017 saw more than 870,000 visitors flocking to the iconic historic sites of Scotland making it the busiest individual month that was ever recorded.


Fiona Hyslop, Culture Secretary said that they continue to lure millions of tourists from various parts of the world.


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