Demolition crews tear apart Camelot Theme Park

Demolition crews have been busy tearing apart Camelot Theme Park today (Tuesday, December 8).

Bulldozers and diggers have been busy demolishing the site today, with the park's iconic castle-themed entrance already reduced to rubble.

The once-thriving theme park, based on the story of Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, closed in November 2012 after opening to much fan-fare in 1983.

The site has since stood abandoned and had attracted 'urban explorers' who had ventured into the grounds of the park, evading security teams to explore its crumbling buildings and derelict rides.

Demolition crews have been busy tearing down the remaining buildings at the theme park today (December 8)

Story Homes said it is "still considering its options for this site", but declined to provide further details.

A spokesman for Story Homes, said: "Following the closure of the attraction more than eight years ago, demolition of a number of unstable structures at the former Camelot theme park site is in progress.

"Following planning refusal in 2018, Story Homes is still considering its options for this site."

Demolition crews have been busy tearing down the remaining buildings at the theme park today (December 8)

Research published in 2019 suggested that the site off Park Hall Road in Charnock Richard is projected to be able to fit 6,294 new homes across its 140-acre site. It is reported to have a potential value, in terms of development, of around £790 million.

The Post has been at the scene in Charnock Richard this afternoon to document the demolition. You can view our picture gallery here.

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Demolition work is under way at Camelot Theme Park in Charnock Richard

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How the Camelot Theme Park entrance looked before today's demolition

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