Borders Abbey named in top 10 visitor attractions

Melrose Abbey Credit: Press Association

Melrose Abbey has been named in Historic Scotland's top ten most visited paid for attractions.

The abbey pulled in nearly 26,000 visitors between June and August this year putting it in tenth place in the top 10 list.

Edinburgh Castle topped the chart with more than 650,000 visits.

Melrose Abbey Credit: Press Association

“This record-breaking year for visits to Historic Scotland properties demonstrates the value, significance and growing appeal of Scotland’s heritage to visitors.

“From Orkney to the Borders, Scotland’s history and heritage filled landscapes are a truly unique resource, not just in terms of the wider benefits that they offer for all in terms of cultural enrichment – providing an insight into different aspects of our nation’s past, but also for their role and potential in supporting and driving economic growth."

– Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop