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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan;13151;
    That's really interesting Lightbuoy-just out of interest, has anyone explored the rides? I dunno if this is classed as urban exploring or not coz its always open?
    Hi Pagan,

    Think I remember seeing some pictures of the rides, and a very strange looking mobile phone tree!!

    Lb

    Ah, found them -see the below links.................

    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/...ead.php?t=8770

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_bones;13154;
    Amazing place, i might actually enjoy going there now i've seen the buildings - the glasshouses are something else - brilliant
    Thanks :)

    It's funny how over-looked Alton Towers is really, I wonder how many people go to Alton Towers but don't even really notice the Buildings and Gardens!!
    I guess that most people go for the rides (well, I went on a few in between me explore!!!)

    Lb

    P.s. -still, the entry fee was well worth it.................if only owners of abandoned places would let us in for a small fee (thus we'd get to see a place legally and the money from the entry tickets can go towards paying to do the place up!!!);)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy;13159;
    and a very strange looking mobile phone tree!!
    That is absolutely bizarre! Who on earth came up with that monstrosity? HeeHee. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady;13161;
    That is absolutely bizarre! Who on earth came up with that monstrosity? HeeHee. ;)
    Foxy :)
    I believe that's what, in Planning terms, is considered a "compromise" -no doubt to keep the local happy!
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    Love those Glasshouses/grand conservatories. They look amazing. Never seen them before. makes me want to go and take the kids now. at least i could do some exploring while they were enjoying themselves as well ;) Its a shame they're not looked after anymore, they could make a garden centre type place, or have them heated and have a tropical plant area for people who are into gardens. That would keep everyone happy.

    Brilliant pics.

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    WELL WHAT CAN I SAY....i remember some members on the 28l site did this location on a night raid...! and your pictures look the dogs.what a wonderful place....of classic design. did you find the CHAINED OAK as seen on the hex ride..it`s nearby...and dam weird ! top marks for this one. the rip of entry prices were well worth it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffordshireranger;13176;
    WELL WHAT CAN I SAY....i remember some members on the 28l site did this location on a night raid...! and your pictures look the dogs.what a wonderful place....of classic design. did you find the CHAINED OAK as seen on the hex ride..it`s nearby...and dam weird ! top marks for this one. the rip of entry prices were well worth it !
    Hi SR,

    Ta for ya comments -much appreciated! :)
    The buildings were partly designed by Pugun (who was also involved in the design of the Houses of Parliament. It reminds me of a fairy-tale castle, like Camelot ;)
    Yes, the "chained tree" -still sends shivers down me spine (the rooms still spinning!!)

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    Wow, talk about picture heavy!

    Absolutly stunning buildings though, I must go again sometime, and have a wonder around them!

    Escape/Mc

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    lb are you talking in reference to the ride...or the actual real nearby chained oak....it was a true story...!


    Yes, the "chained tree" -still sends shivers down me spine (the rooms still spinning!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcspringzy;13285;
    Wow, talk about picture heavy!

    Absolutly stunning buildings though, I must go again sometime, and have a wonder around them!

    Escape/Mc
    Yes, it has been known for me to take perhaps a few too many pictures, and then have trouble in choosing which ones to post!!:o:o
    Your comments are appreciated matey! :)

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