Titanic Belfast Named Northern Ireland's Top Tourist Attraction
The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has named seven Northern Ireland tourist attractions in its annual list of top UK visitor sites, with Titanic Belfast (pictured) being named Northern Ireland's highest ranked attraction.
Titanic Belfast was ranked number 49, up eight places from 2015, as it saw a 9.4 per cent increase in visits to 679,690. It was joined by the Giant's Causeway; the Ulster Museum; Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (420,000 visitors); the National Trust Mount Stewart House; Ulster Folk & Transport Museum; and Ulster American Folk Park, reports irishnews.com. In total, the seven attractions welcomed more than 2.7 million visitors.
The British Museum continued to be the most popular visitor attraction overall for the tenth year running with 6,420,395 visitors and remaining in second place was the National Gallery in London with 6,262,839 visitors.
Tourism Northern Ireland director of corporate development, Susie Brown, commented: "To see the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions feature seven tourism sites across Northern Ireland is very significant for our local tourism industry. It signals that our tourism attractions are competing with the best attractions across the UK. As Northern Ireland’s tourism offering goes from strength to strength, we are gaining worldwide acclaim as a must-see destination with a unique visitor offering, capable of attracting visitors from across the globe."