List of amusement parks in the United Kingdom

A list of past and present United Kingdom amusement parks.
















Future amusement parks

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Airtours is a British tour operator specialising in package holidays throughout Europe, as well as in parts of North America and the Caribbean.

British Resort Inspection Agency

The British Resort Inspection Agency (B.R.I.A) based in Northamptonshire surveys resorts, holiday homes and hotels throughout Great Britain.

The Agency was formed in 2003, set up by partnerships of former English Tourism Council workers and Government Fund Members and has already rated "several hundred public accommodation environments in 30 counties" spread throughout Great Britain.

Capital Region Tourism

Capital Region Tourism is a tourism partnership in Wales which aims to promote tourism in the Cardiff Capital Region. CRT is based at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in the Penylan area of Cardiff.Cardiff is the most popular area in Wales for tourists, with 11.7 million visitors in 2006., and provides 8,400 full-time jobs in the sector.

Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality

The Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH) is a qualification-awarding and membership body for the tourism, hospitality and culinary industry in the UK.

First Choice (travel firm)

First Choice is a UK-based travel operator brand and subsidiary of TUI Group.

Forgotten Landscapes Project

The Forgotten Landscapes Project is a three-year partnership project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Welsh Government intended to further develop the Blaenavon area in southeast Wales for visitors. It centres on the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site but extends also to the nearby Clydach Gorge, with a total area of over 70 square kilometres (27 sq mi).

Amongst its stated aims are the protection of the area’s considerable industrial heritage, conservation of common land and heather moorland and access improvements. The project is also providing additional educational material, information and interpretation on the area including a programme of walks and talks.

Great Rail Journeys

Great Rail Journeys, based in York, United Kingdom, is a tour operator that offers escorted worldwide rail tour holidays. The company is Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL)-bonded and is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO).

Horizon Travel

Horizon Travel or the Horizon Holiday Group was a British package holiday company no longer in existence, but was one of the first ventures into the package holiday market.

Kiss Flights

Kiss Flights was a charter, seat only tour operator which ceased trading on 17 August 2010. Kiss Flights was a trading name for Flight Options Ltd, based in London. The company sold flights to Spain (mainland and Canary Islands), Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Portugal and Turkey.

Les Routiers

Les Routiers is a company that provides travel guide books for eating out and hotels.

List of National Trust properties in Northern Ireland

National Trust properties in Northern Ireland is a list of National Trust properties in Northern Ireland.

List of museums in the United Kingdom

For details of museums in the United Kingdom, see:

List of museums in England

List of museums in Northern Ireland

List of museums in Scotland

List of museums in Wales

Lists of tourist attractions in England

This article contains lists of tourist attractions in England.

Abbeys and priories in England

List of amusement parks in the United KingdomAmongst the most popular amusement and theme parks in England are Pleasure Beach Blackpool, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland Windsor.

Anglo-Saxon sites in EnglandThere are very few surviving Anglo-Saxon buildings in England, however countless artefacts from the age can be seen in museums across the country.

Aquariums in EnglandSome of England's larger and most visited aquariums include the Blue Planet Aquarium, The Deep, the National Sea Life Centre and Oceanarium Bournemouth.

Art museums and galleries in EnglandLondon's National Gallery and Tate Modern both received in excess of 4.7 million visitors in 2009. Other notable English art galleries include the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Saatchi Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Tate St Ives and the Walker Art Gallery.

Beaches in EnglandEngland, being part of the island of Great Britain, has many beaches. The nation's favourites are often cited as being in Devon and Cornwall although the northern towns of Blackpool and Scarborough are also famed seaside resorts. Other notable beaches in England include Chesil Beach, Fistral Beach and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast.

Casinos in EnglandEngland is not famed for its casinos, but other forms of betting are popular throughout the country.

Castles in EnglandThe Tower of London is the most visited castle in England (with 2,389,548 visitors in 2009). Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, Windsor Castle, Lindisfarne Castle and Warwick Castle are also amongst England's more notable castles.

Festivals in EnglandThere are festivals and carnivals year-round in the UK, catering to every possible music and cultural genre. The Notting Hill Carnival is the second largest street festival in the world; the Carnaval del Pueblo is Europe's largest celebration of Latin American culture; whilst events such as Creamfields, V Festival, Glastonbury Festival and the Reading and Leeds Festivals tend to attract younger generations.

Gardens in England

Heritage railways in England

Hill forts in England

Historic houses in England

Indoor Arenas in England

Market towns in England

Monuments and memorials in England

Museums in England

National parks in England

Nature reserves in England

Palaces in England

Parks in England

Piers in England

Prehistoric sites in England

Roman sites in England

Seaside resorts in England

Shopping centres in England

Stadiums in England

Zoos in England

Martin Randall Travel

Martin Randall Travel is a cultural tour operator in Britain. It specialises in small group tours and classical music festivals.


ScotlandWhisky, also known as the Scotch Whisky Tourism Initiative, was launched in 2003 by Jim Wallace MSP, the then Deputy First Minister of Scotland, and Ian Good, Chairman of the Scotch Whisky Association. The project is a partnership between the public and private sectors, with the aim of exploring where the tourism and Scotch whisky industries can work together to realize mutual commercial benefits. It is financed by the Scotch Whisky Association, The Scotch Whisky Experience, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and VisitScotland.


Super Break is a British holiday company based in York which has specialised in UK and European short breaks for over 30 years, including theatre breaks, rail packages and concerts at the O2 Arena in London.

Tourism Partnership North Wales

Tourism Partnership North Wales (TPNW) is the Regional Tourism Partnership (RTP) serving North Wales. Visit Wales, and part of the National Assembly for Wales initiated the formation of 4 RTPs across Wales to receive devolved resources and responsibilities for many aspects of tourism, marketing and development.


Traveleyes is the world’s first commercial international air tour operator (as distinct from a charity) that specialises in serving blind as well as sighted travellers. Established in 2005 by founder and director Amar Latif, the company is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.


VisitEngland is the official tourist board for England.

Before 1999 it was known as the English Tourist Board and between 1999 and 2009 as the English Tourism Council. In 2003, it merged with the British Tourist Authority to form VisitBritain before re-launching as a separate corporate body in 2009. VisitEngland's stated mission is to "build England's tourism product, raise Britain’s profile worldwide, increase the volume and value of tourism exports and develop England and Britain’s visitor economy".

Amusement parks in the United Kingdom
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