Loudon Castle to become golf resort

Loudon Castle [credit: Urban Abandonment Projekt]Former Scottish theme park Loudoun Castle is to be transformed into a £300 million golf resort, developers hope.

The Scotsman newspaper reported that a whiskey distillery, homes and a food and drink centre of excellence would also be constructed on the 600-acre site.

The theme park closed in 2010, with many of its rides relocating to Lightwater Valley and other theme parks in Europe.

If a planning application is successful, a five-star hotel would be the result of a transformation of the nineteenth century Loudoun Castle building itself.