1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Camelot Theme Park - August 2015

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by M.T.H, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. M.T.H

    M.T.H 28DL Member
    28DL Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    First Report:

    History:
    The park opened in 1983 and was operating seasonally until late 2012. The park was based on the story of 'Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table'.
    In 1986 it was taken over by The Granada Group and operated by them alongside its now defunct sister parks American Adventure and Granada Studios Tour. In June 1998 the park was subject to a management buyout in which the park went to Prime Resorts Ltd.
    In February 2009, Prime Resorts announced that the park was in receivership and would not reopen for the 2009 season. The hotel was bought by Lavender Hotels in March 2009, and in April 2009, it was announced that a buyer had been found for the park and that it would reopen in May 2009.
    The theme park was purchased by Story Group, a construction company based in Carlisle and leased to Knight's Leisure who ran the park. The site's future remains uncertain as the new owner is planning to redevelop the site. Current indications are that this will be a housing development.
    The closure of the park was announced by its operator, Knights Leisure, in November 2012, the managing director blaming poor summer weather and events such as London 2012 and the Queen's Jubilee for declining visitor numbers. Today, some rollercoasters were sold (for example Whirlwind bought by the German "Skyline Park"), others rust in the abandoned park.


    We arrived around mid day and we're able to walk straight in through the Mini Golf course.
    There were probably 3-4 other groups we spotted exploring at the same time as us. There were some workmen around Knightmare, but they didn't seem bothered about our presence. "It's not ours, do what you want", one said.
    A security chap did find us at one point, not long before we left, but only warned us about it not being safe etc, and didn't escort us off.
    Looking at other reports, even from this month, it is clear bits of it are starting to disappear.

    Anyway, some pictures:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for looking!
     
    #1 M.T.H, Aug 20, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015
    Springypeach likes this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Ojay

    Ojay Admin
    Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,839
    Likes Received:
    1,524
    Dismaland FTW!

    Dismaland.JPG
     
    scotty markfour, Snake Oil and Dan_SV like this.
  3. Kenni

    Kenni Derp Lover
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    87
    Nice, I might get round to visiting this hidden gem one day :thumb:D
     
    Oxygen Thief likes this.
  4. Nickindroy

    Nickindroy A Porky Prime Cut
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    848
    Likes Received:
    324
    Looks cool m8ty, location?
     
    Mr Beady likes this.
  5. The Wombat

    The Wombat Mr Wombat
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    386
    One of the better reports I've seen of this place
    keep at it
     
  6. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2014
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    497
    Thank Christ, I was getting paranoid that the place had been flattened.

    Nice pics mate. Secca are back on then.
     
  7. Lavino

    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,451
    Likes Received:
    986
    @GRONK you must has seen it all now lol don't tell me a revisit is on the cards
     
    GRONK likes this.
  8. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2014
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    497
    Haha, I couldn't possibly comment on that. ;)
     
  9. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    419
    This is nice mate....like the pics dude :D
     
  10. Dan_SV

    Dan_SV 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Really enjoyed this. Planning a visit, any tips?
     
  11. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2014
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    497
    Try not to get yourself injured? If you need tips for Camelot then you probably need a new hobby.

    But Good Luck. :thumb
     
  12. Dan_SV

    Dan_SV 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    GRONK - just signed up today mate and starting out. Give people a break
     
  13. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2014
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    497
    Well, thats me told.

    All you need to do is get out there and try it, when people see you are genuine and not Secca/ owners they will be a lot more happy to share stuff with you.
     
    Lavino likes this.
  14. Snake Oil

    Snake Oil go in drains
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    376
    Home Page:
    bin it off and go to the pub instead :D
     
  15. Dan_SV

    Dan_SV 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    @Snake Oil Haha now thats solid advice.

    Only done one at Durham City Baths, fancy a few more...any recommendations? In the North.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in