Yorkshire landmarks seeing rise in visitors

Yorkshire landmarks seeing rise in visitorsThe recent spell of good weather and consecutive bank holiday weekends has helped Yorkshire boost its tourism numbers, those thinking of flying to Leeds Bradford Airport have been told.

Figures from the National Trust show that Nostell Priory, Wakefield, welcomed 25 per cent more visitors in April than it did in the same month last year, according to the BBC.

The number of people visiting the house increased from 19,224 in April 2010 to 23,743 last month.

Kevin Dessoy, property manager at Nostell, said that April was "brilliant" for the attraction.

"We are delighted to have support from so many visitors, whether they come regularly to Nostell or it is their first time," he added.

Furthermore, Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, told the news source that Yorkshire tourism had enjoyed a "record fortnight" during the closing stages of April.

According to Eurostat, visitors to the county bring in £7 billion, which is more than the whole tourism expenditure in Denmark.

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