Devon’s most social attractions have been revealed by a survey that compared social media check-ins at attractions across the county.
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Paignton Zoo received 95,949 check-ins on Facebook – more than 40,000 more than any other Devon tourist spot – making it Devon’s most social attraction, according to the study by campsites.co.uk.
In second place is Exeter Quayside with 52,747 check-ins, followed by Dawlish Warren Beach in third place (52,237). The entire top 50 list has been turned into an infographic of Devon’s most social attractions – take a look below, and here, for the entire list
Visitors to any attraction can digitally ‘check-in’ on Facebook to give their friends a real-time update of where they are and what they are doing. Once they’ve checked in they can add comments, photos, videos or even live stream to share their experience.
“We’re delighted that both of our charity’s Devon-based zoos – Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts – feature strongly,” said Phil Knowling, spokesperson for Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust.
“We have a very loyal and constantly-growing Facebook audience, so it’s very flattering that they are checking in so frequently via Facebook. Not only do many of our visitors check-in, they also contribute photos and videos which we always enjoy sharing on our own timeline.”
To compile their top 50 list, the team at campsites.co.uk reviewed the Facebook pages of more than 170 Devon attractions and totaled their number of check-ins.