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Loudoun Castle Theme Park - Feb 2012

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mrdystopia

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Concluding a great weekend exploring the abandoned side of the Scottish lowlands, we decided to go to the theme park! Loudoun Castle has the bizarre claim to fame of having been featured in Only Fools And Horses when it was in it's original location in Margate. This was before it was decided that what an unprofitable theme park needed was relocating 30 miles south of Glasgow. It appears this was a mistake as 'Scotland's best family theme park' closed it's gates in 2010.

I can't describe just how much fun and how strange it was wandering around having the entire place to ourselves - climbing the rollercoasters and resisting the urge to press the start button on the log flume. On top of everything, you don't get charged £5 for a photo at the end of the ride doing it the UE way :)
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ljarrald

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good report! its nice to see it in one piece rather than after its been wrecked by people like is usually the case.

i don't think i could of resisted a go on one or two of the rides though.
 

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yes it was a failure due to location but never mind you they may reopen with the up swing in urbex tourism:lol::lol:

good stuff mate :)
 

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Rather unbelevable it's just sat there unused, down this end of the country the place would have been ransacked by metal miners and pikeys.
 

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Cool, I can not esit pressing buttons!

Is the Castle empty too if there is a castle?
 

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Pic 4 is the 'castle' folly ruins basically. not worth exploring when there are rollercoasters to climb :)

thats the gate house:lol:

this is the castle....

 

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Went for a little wander round this site today. Was nice in the sunshine and quite a bit of staff activity maintaining the grounds however the park is still closed.


StormyTimes by muuhhthepie, on Flickr


Loudoun Castle Aged by muuhhthepie, on Flickr


Loudoun Castle by muuhhthepie, on Flickr


Loudoun Castle Front by muuhhthepie, on Flickr


Derelict Ride Loudoun Castle by muuhhthepie, on Flickr


Loudoun Castle by muuhhthepie, on Flickr


Loudoun Castle by muuhhthepie, on Flickr


Loudoun Castle by muuhhthepie, on Flickr
 
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suprised to see this, i remember going here when i was young whilst on holiday in scotland!
i remember my nans sister dropping her false teeth then reversing over them in the car!
Thank you for sharing and bringing back a good memory!
 

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Isn't this place near to the site of the Galston mine incident? I did a study on that recently.
 

woody65

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Loudoun Castle has the bizarre claim to fame of having been featured in Only Fools And Horses when it was in it's original location in Margate. This was before it was decided that what an unprofitable theme park needed was relocating 30 miles south of Glasgow. It appears this was a mistake as 'Scotland's best family theme park' closed it's gates in 2010.

margate at the time was a profitable park which is why they sold it;)

Loudoun Castle was open as a park before they bought it


i do wonder were you get your info from:lol:
 

mrdystopia

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margate at the time was a profitable park which is why they sold it;)

Loudoun Castle was open as a park before they bought it


i do wonder were you get your info from:lol:

The internet - frankly im shocked and amazed that its partially inacurate. :)

Seriously though, try to be about right but bound to get some bits wrong - always happy to be corrected. Thanks.

MrD
 

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I went here when I was young it's quite amazing to see it empty with no people there. Thank you. brought back good memories x
 

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that horse...is a bit weird, looks great though i think i would just be happy siting there and pressing buttons hehe

great explore!

L x
 

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