Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, Mar 2, 2006 - Humor - 416 pages
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The British Lawnmower Museum, Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music and Mad Jack's Sugar Loaf. In a world of theme parks, interactive exhibits, over-priced merchandise and queues, don't worry, these are names to stir the soul. Reassuring evidence that there's still somewhere to turn in search of the small, fascinating, unique and, dammit, British.

In a stumbling journey across the country in search of the best we have to offer our intrepid heroes discovered dinosaurs in South London, a cold war castle in Essex, grown men pretending to be warships in Scarborough, unexplained tunnels under Liverpool and a terraced house in Bedford being kept warm for Jesus's return. And along the way they met the people behind them all: enthusiasts, eccentrics and, you know, those who just sort of fell into looking after a vast collection of gnomes ...

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Review: Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

This is an interesting and entertaining collection of the unusual and downright bizarre days out that are available in Britain. I've already visied a couple of the entries and, excepting the ... Read full review

Review: Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out

User Review  - Peter O'Shea - Goodreads

A, sometimes funny, insight into some of the more unusual days out. Some of the destinations sound better than others and there are a few completely random ones that seem a bit strange and not really worthy of a visit even if you have too much time on your hands. Read full review


Blackgang Chine
British Lawnmower Museum
Peasholm Park Naval Warfare
Louis Tussauds House of Wax
Kelvedon Nuclear Bunker
Porteath Bee Centre
Mad Jacks Sugar Loaf
Keith and Dufftown Railway
Williamson Tunnels
Barometer World
Edinburgh Camera Obscura
Crystal Palace Dinosaurs
House of Marbles
Dennis Severs House
Bletchley Park

EastEnders Set
Pitt Rivers Museum
Eden Ostrich World
Keith Hardings World of Mechanical Music
Shah Jahan Mosque
Beckham Trail
Mother Shiptons Cave and Dripping Well
Apollo Pavilion
Hamilton Toy Collection
Cumberland Pencil Museum
Pack OCards Inn
Orford Ness
Exhibition Road
Tebay Services
Ripon Tramp Museum
South Bridge Vaults
Gnome Magic
A la Ronde
Port Sunlight
Morpeth Bagpipe Museum
Avebury Stone Circle
Christs House
An Uncommonly British Index

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About the author (2006)

Robin Halstead, Jason Hazeley, Alex Morris and Joel Morris are the creators and writers of The Framley Examiner, the spoof online local paper. They are also regular contributors to Viz. On average they were born on 2 November 1971

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