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Report - Loudon Castle And Theme Park,Ayrshire - Sep 2014

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Coolboyslim, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Coolboyslim

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    few friends went here and pics are awesome and deserve to be seen.Secca was there a lot and avoiding was fun. But up until leaving all was fine then spotted by little red van but lucky us we where already out. Amazing place and way better than camelot lol. Pics by dave bear on his awesome cam :-). This place deserves the better quality pics lol.

    History.
    Loudoun Castle was a theme park set around the ruins of the 19th century Loudoun Castle near Galston, in the Loudoun area of Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. The park opened in 1995, and closed at the end of the 2010 season. The park's mascot was Rory the Lion.
    The park was opened in 1995 by a company based in London and has since been through the hands of travelling showman Raymond Codona to its current owner, Henk Bembom's Parkware Ltd. Bembom took over the park in 2002 and invested £5m during his first year there, followed by an additional £2m in the second.[1] Bembom continued to bring new rides and attractions to the park each year, including another £2m worth of investment in 2007.[2] In winter 2006, Parkware moved all their operations and ride stock to Loudoun from their previous storage buildings in Margate.
    On 15 July 2007, 18-year-old ride operator Mark Blackwood died after falling 80 feet (24 m) from a roller coaster he was pushing, which had got stuck. He was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock for treatment but died there on Monday 16 July 2007.[3] After a two-week trial, the jury found the park owners not guilty of failing to provide proper training and supervision at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Saturday 10 October 2009.[4]
    In September 2010 it was announced that the park had closed, Bembom stating that it was "no longer economically viable." There are no clear indications as to the future use of the site, whether the current owners intend to sell the business on as a 'going concern' or if they intend to use the site for other purposes.[5] As of February 2011 a number of rides were for sale, including Twist 'n' Shout, Goldrush, Barnstomer, Wacky Worm, Crows Nest and Jammy Dodgems. Enjoy all ..

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    Hope you all like the pics of this place. Have more of castle but think this is ok. Enjoy
     

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  2. The Stig

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    Myself and couple of others went here a while back and never saw secca's at all, we saw couple of people who lived in the grounds who like told us to leave or else police will be coming, tired to explain but they didn't want to know and was sick of seeing pictures going up on the internet.

    But still good day out and good report :)
     
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    Never seen this before, looks fandabbydozey :D
     
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    Not too bad that, well done for getting in and avoiding security. :thumb
     
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    Nice one, looks better than camelot :D
     
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    By the way you spelt Loudoun wrong in the title, just sayin like :p:
     
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    Nice one,

    makes camelot look like a deflated bouncy castle.....

    best...
     
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    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    You're sure it's closed right? Not just closed for the winter? :p:

    Awesome shots. A cool find too, I've not heard of this one before.
     
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    the traction engine thing looks like its built on a vintage tractor
     
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    "makes camelot look like a deflated bouncy castle" Very true and very funny.
    The tractor i think is an old steam one that pulled people round park. Yea it looks like it could reopen tomorrow.Sorry for spelling missed a U but U did not raw lol. And yea kind of thought it was people who worked/live there and not just general secca. Beautiful place this and glad you like pics. The twist and shout ride oddly came from camelot lol
     
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    Flippin' great report and set there matey :thumb

    Once went here and got chucked out by a grounds person.......

    Mind you....I did nearly run him over in the car next to one of the fun rides :)
     
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    Nice to see a theme park other than Camelot! Really nice shots, awesome to see how much is left :thumb
     
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    Twist and Shout also appeared at Dreamland Margate in 2001 after its removal from Camelot.
     
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    Epic :thumb
     
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    Some great photos there. I went there in 2013 and from your photos looks like nothing has changed.[​IMG] The Twist and Shout only missing a castle. [​IMG]https://www.flickr.com/photos/snap4eva/16302812640/
     
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