Windsor Castle has become the most popular UK tourist spot

Alice Sholl

A visit to the UK wouldn’t be a visit to the UK without going to see some of its royal hot spots.

Obvious choices would be the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, especially for tourists who’d rather not stray from London.

Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding in Windsor, however, a greater number of tourists are choosing to travel that extra hour to visit the historical town.

Tourists are flocking to Windsor since the royal wedding. Photo: Getty
Bookings to visit Windsor castle have increased by 92 per cent. Photo: Getty

In fact, since the wedding aired in May, bookings to visit Windsor Castle have rocketed by 92 per cent, making it the most popular summer family attraction in the UK this year.

Isango! gathered data from more than 1,000 of its customers to find out what UK summer experiences are most popular this year.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding was in May. Photo: Getty

Windsor Castle topped the list, followed by the London ‘hop on hop off’ bus tour, the Tower of London, Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and a cruise along the River Thames, Elle reported.

The same happened back in 2011 when Kate Middleton and Prince William were married at Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey saw a similar trend after Kate Middleton and Prince William married in 2011. Photo: Getty

According to The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (Alva), the Abbey welcomed almost 1.9 million guests in 2011, a 36 per cent rise on 2010.

It also entered the top 10 of Britain’s most-visited attractions for the first time, The Telegraph reported.

Royal weddings give us more than butterflies after all.

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