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Chart of the day: Visit Britain

The top ten countries visiting Britain last year.

According to the ONS's travel trends report for 2011, released this week,:

In 2007, residents from the US made the most visits to the UK. This number has declined since then, and in 2011 French residents made the most visits to the UK with a total of 3.6 million. The number of visits from those living in the US is third in the rankings. The top 10 countries are shown.


Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.