Nearest Attractions & Theme Parks UK and Ireland
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- In 1951 John Ford’s movie ‘The Quiet Man’ starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald was made in the west of Ireland with much of the location being around the village of Cong. The thatched cottage’s ground floor has been designed as an exact replica of ‘White-o-Morn’ Cottage and should give you an experience as if they were actually on the movie set. Daily guided tours of the film locations used for ‘The Quiet Man’ are on offer from April to the end of October.
- Smugglers Adventure, underground caverns to explore Hastings smuggling, bootlegging and gangland past, a themed experience with life-size figures, you’ll walk through a tunnel once used by smugglers. Smugglers Adventure and Hastings Castle and 1066 Story are located on the West Hill. Although limited Pay and Display parking is available on the hill, we advise customers to park in a more easily accessible car park on the seafront.
- Healey’s Cyder Farm is more than just a tourist attraction in Cornwall, as we’re able to offer visitors a real insight into what goes on at a working farm. The farm has a visitor centre, guided tours, production halls and a viewing platform. We also have a restaurant providing Cornish cream teas and homemade lunches and of course a shop. Dogs on leads are welcome. Guide dogs only, are allowed in the restaurant, but we do have plenty of outside undercover areas.
- The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is totally devoted to dinosaurs and is the only one of it’s kind in the United Kingdom. The life size reconstructions really get the kids going and they’re part of a multi media experience that includes sound and computer displays to find out more! The real fossils and skeletons help you to visualise the sheer enormity of these creatures and imagine their life on earth. It’s a perfect day out especially with the Jurassic Coast as part of the immediate neighbourhood! Take the kids fossil hunting later on and see what they find on the coastline of Dorset! Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Burton Bradstock – they’re all great places to find fossils and the beaches are stunning! Voted one of the best of Dorset’s attractions, the museum has been on television and in print making it one of the areas most famous attractions for all the family. OPENING TIMES – All year daily, including Sundays, January to March 10am to 4pm. April to September 10am to 5pm. October to December 10am to 4pm. Closed 13th to 26th December inclusive. FACILITIES – The ground floor of the Museum is accessible for people using a wheelchair (only one step with temporary ramp at the entrance). The two upstairs galleries are inaccessible to wheelchair users and to compensate a concessionary rate is charged. Car parking and a wide range of catering establishments can be found within easy walking distance of the Museum. Toilets are available in the Museum. THE DINOSTORE – The ‘Dinostore’ within the Museum is well stocked with a wide range of dinosaur toys, gifts and souvenirs. There is an extensive dinosaur book section with a range of dinosaur titles for kids, schools, and adults. SCHOOL VISITS – The Dinosaur Museum has an enviable reputation for its educational services. The Museum is extremely popular with schools linking various topics to the study of dinosaurs.
- Tangmere Military Aviation Museum was established on the old RAF Tangmere airfield. From its beginnings in 1916, through its illustrious service as one of Britain’s front line fighter bases during WW2 and on to its key role as home to the world speed record breaking aircraft of the High Speed Flight in the post war years it has occupied a unique place in aviation history. The museum contains priceless historic aircraft such as Neville Duke’s world record breaking Hawker Hunter, actual equipment used by the brave SOE agents who were carried into occupied France on ‘black Lysander’ flights from Tangmere, flight simulators where you can try your hand at flying, a full sized replica of the very first Spitfire prototype and more.
- Chester Racecourse, known as the Roodee, is according to official records the oldest racecourse still in use in England located on the banks of the River Dee. The site was once a harbour during the Roman settlement of the city during the Dark Ages but was closed as the river silted up thus making navigation impossible. Towards the centre of the infield is a raised mound which is decorated by a small cross known as a “rood”. It is from this that the race course derives the name “Roodee”; Roodee is a corruption of “Rood Eye”, meaning “The Island of the Cross”.
- Splash World is an indoor all weather water park suitable for all of the family. Includes a wide range of flumes and river rides, a relaxing bubble spa and a toddler pool and water play area including tipping buckets and fountains. We also have a poolside café with a menu offering a range of food and refreshments.