A theme park which closed seven years ago remains abandoned with many of the rides and attractions still in place – despite years of decay. Pictures taken by urban explorers inside the abandoned site reveal the state of the one popular family destination. It comes as research reveals the site could be worth almost £800million – with room for 6.294 new homes. Camelot Theme Park in Lancashire sites three miles west of Chorley and while some of the rollercoasters have been removed, other structures can be seen from the nearby M6 Charnock Richard Services. The park opened in 1983 and was operating seasonally until the end of 2012. The attraction was based on the story of ‘Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table’ – thanks to the legend that Sir Lancelot’s parents escaped from France to the area and the knight was raised by the nymph Vivian who had taken him into Martin Mere lake as a baby. In 1986, the park 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 and by 2005 Camelot’s attendance was… Read full this story
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