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Edinburgh castleThe Jubilee weekend was a profitable one for government heritage agency Historic Scotland, which recorded more than 84,000 visitors to its sites over the holiday period.

The likes of Edinburgh castle enjoyed record-breaking daily figures of June, whilst visitor numbers to Historic Scotland locations in total increased by 14% compared to last year’s May bank holiday weekend.

But those numbers only represent the tip of an extremely positive iceberg, after it was revealed Historic Scotland welcomed 3,374,552 visitors to its staffed sites, representing a 7% increase on the previous year and a 13% rise in income.

Director of tourism and commercial for Historic Scotland Stephen Duncan said: ‘The top three properties, Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle, have all had exceptional years in their own right.’

With a number of Historic Scotland attractions based in the Scottish capital, it is no surprise the city is becoming one of the most sought after staycation destinations in the UK. Be sure to check the area out whilst enjoying a break in one of the gorgeous Edinburgh hotels.

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