Urban explorer reveals UK’s abandoned Wild West World left like a ghost town
An urban explorer has revealed the UK’s abandoned Wild West World left like a ghost town.
Since the saloon doors swung shut for a final time at the former tourist attraction nearly a decade ago, you’re more likely to see tumbleweeds than costume-clad cowboys.
With paint barely clinging to the walls, rusted metal frames and stripped back wooden planks, the derelict location is a shell of its former glory.
A hangman’s drop eerily lies at the centre of this long-lost town, that also holds a court house, jail, general store, and more.
Among the rotting timbre, several empty bottles line the bar at the old saloon and a barely standing piano missing keys, a cover and much of the metal inside.
Hidden from sight behind a large stack of tires and nestled in the overgrowth, the peculiar place in St Columb Major, Cornwall, has ‘charm’ according to urban explorer Warren Tepper.
The area formerly known as the Spirit of the West theme park in Winnard’s Perch closed in 2009 after construction started for a luxury hotel complex and water park.
Warren, from Hampshire, said: “It was very interesting walking around the Wild West town as I have always been interested in Wild West films.
“This place was pretty destroyed as it has been abandoned for a while now.
“The wood has rotted away but is still very cool seeing the courthouse, the jail, and the old saloon bar, I would have loved to see this when it was open to the public
“The hanging platform stood out the most to me as it was a popular form of punishment back then.
“The jail and the courthouse were my other two favourite parts of the explore.
“I like that it used to be a tourist attraction based on the Wild West and I love western films so have always wanted to see an old western town.
“The hangman’s platform was cool because it was the most severe type of punishment for crimes back then.
“Although I know it was built just for the tourist attraction it still makes you think what it would have been like to be alive back then.”
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