Scotland’s second Theme Park, located in Ayrshire, Loudoun Castle for a number of years has now sat abandoned and rusting away, from what was once a popular attraction.
When I grew up in Scotland, I had visited Loudoun Castle and did find it enjoyable as it had many great rollercoasters you could enjoy. I also believe that this was my first ever Theme Park that I had visited.
When I went as a child, I was rather young, so I can’t remember a lot about my trips to Loudoun Castle. The attraction originally opened in 1998 and was further improved with new rides being added in 2003 following a buy-out when the owner retired.
In July 2007, a tragic accident rocked the park when a worker was working on moving a train that was stuck. in 2009, the owners Parkware Ltd were found guilty of failure to provide sufficient training and Supervision.
Later in September 2010, the park then announced it would be closing its doors, not as a result of the accident but, due to not being economically viable to continue running. Within Companies House, it was shown that the new owners never managed to return a profit from the park.
Rides were put up for sale from the park, however many of the rides have just been left abandoned.
There has been a few visits showing the state that Loudoun Castle has been left in.
Pictures in this post have been sourced from Google