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Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley in North Yorkshire, England, is a family friendly theme park that is widely famed and best known for being home to 'The Ultimate' - the longest rollercoaster in the whole of Europe. Construction of 'The Ultimate' began in 1990, and was finished in 1991, when it was then opened to the public. The rollercoaster now measures over 1.5 miles in length and cost £5.2 million to build!

Lightwater Valley theme park actually began life as a small farm attraction, which was founded by a man named Robert Staveley. It wasn't until 1987, when the 'Rat Ride' attraction (which is now the 'Raptor Attack' Ultimate Adventure) was built on the site, that the park was officially named 'Lightwater Valley'. The park now features a multitude of more than 40 other attractions, including -

  • Twister - A wild and spinning mouse-themed rollercoaster that reaches speeds of 29 mph,
  • The Black Pearl - An inverting ship in Skeleton Cove,
  • Ladybird - A family roller coaster that reaches speeds of 20 mph,
  • Skyrider - A jazz-themed Chair-O-plane ride,
  • Spinning teacups, and

Half a million people visit Lightwater Valley every year, and interestingly, admission prices are based on height rather than age, and range from £5 (under 1m) - £28 (over 1.3m). Family tickets start at £69.


Hotels near Lightwater Valley


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The Old Coach House

North Stainley , Ripon , HG4 3HT

The Old Coach House is 0.12 kilometers from Lightwater Valley. Room prices starting from £ 80

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Guest Reviews
9.7 out of 10

From 329 Reviews
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£ 80
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Cedar Retreats

West Tanfield , Masham , HG4 5LH

Cedar Retreats is 2.30 kilometers from Lightwater Valley. Room prices starting from £ 0

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Guest Reviews
9.2 out of 10

From 39 Reviews
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£ 0
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River View Apartment

, West Tanfield , HG4 5JY

River View Apartment is 2.63 kilometers from Lightwater Valley. Room prices starting from £ 452

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0 out of 10

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£ 452
The Bull Inn West Tanfield

Church Street, West Tanfield , Ripon , HG4 5JQ

The Bull Inn West Tanfield is 2.71 kilometers from Lightwater Valley. Room prices starting from £ 60

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Guest Reviews
8.8 out of 10

From 314 Reviews
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£ 60
The Bruce Arms West Tanfield

2 Main Street, West Tanfield, Ripon , West Tanfield , HG4 5JH

The Bruce Arms West Tanfield is 2.80 kilometers from Lightwater Valley. Room prices starting from £ 85

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Guest Reviews
9.1 out of 10

From 78 Reviews
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£ 85
1 Mowbray Court

, West Tanfield , HG4 5JD

1 Mowbray Court is 2.87 kilometers from Lightwater Valley. Room prices starting from £ 477

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0 out of 10

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£ 477
Freemantle Terrace

, Ripon , HG4 1JR

Freemantle Terrace is 5.50 kilometers from Lightwater Valley. Room prices starting from £ 321

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0 out of 10

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£ 321
October Cottage, Ripon

, Ripon , HG4 1JR

October Cottage, Ripon is 5.51 kilometers from Lightwater Valley. Room prices starting from £ 295

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0 out of 10

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£ 295
Lavender Cottage, Ripon

, Ripon , HG4 3BS

Lavender Cottage, Ripon is 5.51 kilometers from Lightwater Valley. Room prices starting from £ 369

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0 out of 10

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£ 369
Woodside Cottage

, Grewelthorpe , HG4 3BS

Woodside Cottage is 5.53 kilometers from Lightwater Valley. Room prices starting from £ 0

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Guest Reviews
9.2 out of 10

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£ 0