Historic Borders site among the top 10 paid-for Scotland attractions

49,692 people visited the site between April and September this year Credit: ITV Border

An historic site in the Borders and has been named as one of the top 10 paid-for attractions in Scotland this summer.

Melrose Abbey, the final resting place of Robert the Bruce, had almost 50,000 people through its doors.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) announced visitor figures for the 2017 summer season at sites across the region today, Friday 6 October.

The record number of tourists visited the site between between April and September 2017, an increase of 14%.

Many other visitor records have been broken across Scotland as a whole.

Sites in the care of HES welcomed over 3.8million visitors between April and September 2017, making it the busiest season on record.

August 2017 saw over 870,000 visitors head to Scotland’s iconic historic sites, making it the busiest individual month ever recorded.

Hermitage Castle saw visitor numbers increase by 17% Credit: ITV Border

The announcement comes as Scotland celebrates Heritage Awareness Day: