Edinburgh attractions didn't experience the same upward trend in visitor numbers enjoyed by other parts of the country in 2008 according to a report by the Association of Leading Visitor Attraction
Historic Scotland's flagship attraction Edinburgh Castle has welcomed its one millionth visitor through the door for the current financial year (1st April 2008 to 31st March 2009).
For the month of October, Historic Scotland is waiving kids' admission fees for its 70 attractions across Scotland, including Edinburgh Castle and eight other ancient sites in Edinburgh and Lothians. Entry to Edinburgh Castle for 5 to 15 year-olds is usually £6, for 16-59 year-olds £12 and £9.50 for concessions.
It might be surprising that Scotland's most visited, paying tourist attraction, with 1.2 million visitors a year, did not have its own web site up until last month.