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    Hi, I am thinking of going to Thorpe Park from Edinburgh. Does anyone have any feedback on best methods for travelling down (would prefer plane but not sure where best to fly to and best means to get to a hotel from the airport) and any good experiences with good hotels. Maybe need a car hire when down.
    Any help much appreciated.

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    For the money you will shell out for the trip, you could go to Alton Towers (Staffordshire) for less and visit a much better theme park!

    I would Defo also choose Alton Towers over Thorpe Park (also from Edinburgh btw) but that's down to personal preference/circumstances etc...

    If you are set on Thorpe Park and there's no budging, then I ain't sure of your best travel options.

    Hopefully someone who's been in the same position can help ya soon! Good luck.

    Try flamingo land... best theme park in UK, then alton towers as Thorpe Park is a mini alton towers.

    Original Poster

    Thank you everyone for your comments. We have been to Alton Towers the last two years and really enjoyed it. We have also been to Flamingo land as well. My son has watched some videos of the rides at Thorpe Park and really fancies trying that park. He is into his roller coasters etc.

    It will only be for a couple of days and that is why I was trying to get feedback from anyone else who has travelled there from so far away. I dont want to spend as much time in the car as I do at the theme parks!!!

    Once again, thanks for your comments

    heathrow is nearest airport

    Original Poster

    Thanks for that. So it looks like I could get a taxi from Heathrow to Thorpe Park for around £20. Its just over 14 miles. That sounds like a plan.

    Thank you all so much.

    Definately worth a day trip but not a weekender. We went to TP in October for fright nights and drove (but from Norfolk which is much closer than Edinburgh obviously). Heathrow is really close!

    We went to Alton Towers back in September and the two just dont compare. TP is decent for Swarm (though nothing compared to Smiler!). The Saw ride at TP is pants and Collossus is really old and it shows when riding.

    Word of advice though, the fast track tix at TP are just not worth getting unless you are going in the peak of summer. just my 2 cents.

    mandykyle27

    Try flamingo land... best theme park in UK, then alton towers as Thorpe … Try flamingo land... best theme park in UK, then alton towers as Thorpe Park is a mini alton towers.



    Did I read that right? Flamingo land is the best theme park in the UK? oO
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