Windsor saw a boost in tourism during 2012

Windsor saw a boost in tourism during 2012

Justin Burns

Windsor saw a boost in tourism during 2012
The Windsor Castle lit up during London Olympics in 2012

The Windsor area has seen a massive increase in interest from tourists.

An online travel firm found the town has seen the eighth largest increase in travellers interest in 2012.

TripAdvisor say Windsor saw an increase of 171 per cent compared to last year, while the capital London also saw a rise of 171 per cent.

They say people come to Windsor for Eton College, Ascot Racecourse, and Windsor Castle and the increase was also down to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The report found top destinations were Leyburn in Yorkshire, second was Christchurch in Dorset and third was Skegness in Lincolnshire.

Spokeswoman Emma Shaw, said: "With Windsor experiencing such a significant increase in interest on TripAdvisor, it can hopefully look forward to a bumper 2013 for tourism."

Here is the top 10:

1. Leyburn, Yorkshire

2. Christchurch, Dorset

3. Skegness, Lincolnshire

4. Bognor Regis, West Sussex

5. New Milton, Hampshire

6. Huddersfield, Yorkshire

7. Woolacombe, Devon

8. Windsor, Berkshire

9. Ipswich, Suffolk

10. Poole, Dorset

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