The majority of visitors to Edinburgh said they would return within two years, according to new research.

A 2007 Edinburgh Visitor Survey with tourism specialist LJ Research, revealed that more than a quarter said they thought the city could offer better value for money. However, at least eight out of ten was given for service at visitor attractions, buses, restaurants and pubs.

Most visitors came to the city for a short break with 29% of visitors staying for two nights and 24% staying for three nights. A high proportion stayed in mid-scale hotels.

Edinburgh Castle was the most popular attraction followed by the Palace at Holyroodhouse and the Royal Museum.

LJ Research managing director Lynn Jones said:  “With such competition for tourism revenue among Britain’s historic cities it’s interesting to know that Edinburgh – even with its changeable weather – has been so positively endorsed by those who have enjoyed its hospitality.”