Tourism is on the up in North Lincolnshire with over 3.1m day visits to events and attractions last year – a 5.5 per cent increase on 2013.
This compares favourably with the predicted Visit England national figure of a rise of five per cent.
North Lincolnshire benefits from a wide range of activities and visitor attractions ranging from adrenaline sports to historic houses and gardens - with Isle events such as Rescue Day and Epworth Show bringing more people to the region.
Council-owned venues saw a great increase for 2014:
Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and Country Park –26.3 per cent increase
Normanby Hall Country Park - 7.6 per cent increase
North Lincolnshire Museum – 8 per cent increase
Visits to most attractions in North Lincolnshire have continued to rise this year.
Tourism in North Lincolnshire employs over 2,300 people and is worth approximately £160m to the local economy.
Councillor Rob Waltham, cabinet member for Health, Strategic Projects and Regeneration, said: “Year-on-year the visitor figures have been increasing and it looks as though tourism numbers are growing even more this year in North Lincolnshire. There are some fantastic attractions and events across North Lincolnshire with a whole range of things to do. From visiting Normanby Hall Country Park and Baysgarth House Museum to walking along the picturesque Ancholme Valley Way; there really is something for everyone.
“Tourism is a big part of North Lincolnshire as not only does it bring in more visitors; it has a positive effect on the economy through bringing more jobs to the area - complementing all the major projects happening across the region such as Lincolnshire Lakes and Able Marine Energy Park. North Lincolnshire is on the up; it’s a fantastic place to live, work and play.
“If you would like to find out what North Lincolnshire has to offer, take a look at the Visit North Lincolnshire website.”
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Events to look out for next year:
Wildlife Day at Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and Country Park, Barton in July
Rescue Day at Seven Lakes, Crowle in July
Festival of the Plough, Epworth in September
Brigg Farmers’ Market every month