Bollocks to Alton Towers : Uncommonly British Days Out Paperback
Part of the Bollocks to Alton Towers series
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.
They are 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' 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 ...Makes you proud!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages, col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/03/2006
- Category: Humour
- ISBN: 9780141021201
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Review by ascapola
An enjoyable read, that supports my own view that the modest and quirky places are often the best places to visit. The book whetted my appetite for the following destinations that I haven't yet visited: * Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker * Pitt Rivers Museum * Williamson Tunnels * Bletchley Park * Edinburgh Vaults Tour not to be confused with The Real Mary King's Close * Port Sunlight
Review by Danielle23
This books gives some great ideas for unconventional days out. It's funny in the process and makes these places seem magical.I will be visiting some of them soon.