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Key information

Location:
Charnock Richard, Lancashire, England

Operator:
Knights Leisure

Official website:
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Themed around the legend of King Arthur, Camelot Theme Park is located close to the village of Charnock Richard in Lancashire, England. The park will not reopen in 2013, with the site's owners hoping to ultimately redevelop it as a housing estate. At present, it is still home to some popular attractions, including the dizzying Whirlwind roller coaster and Excalibur 2 spinning inverter thrill ride.

History: Camelot first opened back in 1983, on the site of the former "Lake of Sir Lancelot". This inspired the park's theme, which saw a number of King Arthur-themed attractions installed. For a long period, the park was twinned with the American Adventure in Derbyshire, which closed in 2007. Camelot was threatened with the same fate, having suffered from declining attendances from 2006 onwards. It was acquired by housing developer Story Group in 2009. The credit crunch, which led to a slowdown in construction, offered the park a stay of execution, and it was leased to the Knights Leisure group which operated its rides and attractions. However, following another barren year in 2012, it was announced that the park would close for good at the end of the season.

Top Rides and Shows:

The Galleon
Your rating: None (5 votes)
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The Log Flume
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Towers of Fun
Your rating: None (3 votes)
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Dragon Flyer
Your rating: None (4 votes)
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Whirlwind
Your rating: None (8 votes)
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Top Restaurants:

Food Court
Your rating: None (3 votes)
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Wimpy
Your rating: None (3 votes)
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Snack Kiosks
Your rating: None (6 votes)
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More information:

New attraction opening dates
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Refurbishment schedule
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Latest News:

The Camelot theme park in Lancashire, England closed at the end of the 2012 season. Take a look at some stunning photos of what has since become of the site.

Alton Towers reveals its long-term plans, Disney releases more Test Track concept art and a staff member pays tribute to the shuttered Camelot theme park.

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