Coasting Around the UK: Roller Coasters of the United Kingdom

Peter Andrews

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The United Kingdom has been entertaining the public with its amazing selection of parks and roller coasters since the late 19th century. This book features in-depth profiles of 80 roller coasters, from the 7,442-foot Ultimate in Lightwater Valley to Thorpe Park’s Stealth, which goes from 0 to 80 mph in 1.9 seconds. A compelling series of photographs, gathered from 38 of Great Britain’s most famous amusement parks, includes many behind-the-scenes perspectives and rare views that prove these compelling structures are not merely fun rides but also mechanically magnificent and, at times, visually stunning machines. Covering the length and breadth of the UK, this photographic and historic guide takes you from Brighton up to Glasgow, and from Gwynedd over to Great Yarmouth and provides the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Size: 11" x 8 1/2" | 397 color photos | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350153

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Born in the northern town of Sheffield in the UK, Peter Andrews is a self-confessed roller coaster addict who has been obsessed with these attractions since the early 1980s. Since his first major roller coaster ride on the Corkscrew at Alton Towers, Peter has travelled the world to experience the thrill and excitement of these majestic machines. Peter enjoys nothing more than travelling to parks in search of the ultimate ride experience, whilst chronicling his travels through his second passion, photography. During these visits, he can often be found amongst plants, trees, and even knee-deep in the ocean looking for elusive angles and views of rides that he has never seen before.