ATTRACTIONS across North Yorkshire have seen a boost in visitor numbers as Yorkshire has outperformed all other English regions in admission increases.

According to VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey 2017, published this week, Yorkshire attractions experienced the highest visitor increase in England, with seven per cent more than in 2016.

The county also saw the highest increase in day trip visitors as well as a seven per spend increase at its paid attractions.

Flamingo Land tops the table of paid-for attractions seeing the biggest increase in visitors - with five per cent more visitors than in 2016.

Sutton Bank and the Moors National Park centres make it into the top 20 list of free attractions.

Other North Yorkshire attractions making the lists include Fountains Abbey in Ripon and Castle Howard.

Sir Gary Verity of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “This is magnificent news for Yorkshire and confirms the many positive results our members have individually reported over the past 18 months.

“Through events like the Tour de Yorkshire which have showcased the county on a global scale, as well as high profile national marketing campaigns taking Yorkshire across the country, it’s great to see everyone’s hard work paying off and our attractions reaping the benefits.”