1.3 million visitors help make Loch Lomond Shores one of Scotland’s most visited attractions in 2016!
Loch Lomond Shores has been named as one of Scotland’s most visited attractions in 2016, and one of only seven visitor attractions to welcome over one million visitors. The figures come from the Moffat Centre’s latest report, the Moffat Centre Visitor Attraction Monitor, published in February. Visitor numbers have continued to grow since Loch Lomond Shores first opened in 2002, and over 1.3 million people visited the site in 2016, an increase of 5.2% year-on-year.
The 2016 visitor attraction data is an early indicator of annual performance to show how the year performed in terms of visitor numbers. Professor Lennon said: “The indications are overwhelmingly positive as many operators in both the paid and free sectors have seen improved revenues and admissions.”
“It is a testament to the range and appeal of Scotland’s paid and unpaid offer that we continue to attract international and domestic tourists as well as local visitors to our visitor attractions.”
Clare Gemmell, General Manager at Loch Lomond Shores said: “We are ecstatic that so many visitors chose to visit us in 2016. The record high is a great boost for the many businesses on site and to say we are thrilled is an understatement. The site team has worked exceptionally hard to deliver our largest events programme to date, as well as maintain the site to always look its best.”
The top ten visitor attraction table forms the initial findings of the Moffat Centre Visitor Attraction Monitor, the unrivalled annual analysis of Scottish attraction performance since 1999. The full report of over 680 tourist sites will be completed in March.
Last Updated: 4 March 2017 9:48