Revealed! Britain's worst tourist attractions (Teapot Island, anyone?)


Revealed! Britain's worst tourist attractions (Teapot Island, anyone?)These racegoers would surely love Teapot Island? Photo: PA

A new book called Crap Days Out has lifted the lid on some of Britain's must-miss tourist attractions.

Authors Gareth Rubin and Jon Parker give their straight-up opinions of some of our lower quality day trips.

So, if you're looking for somewhere to take the kids during the summer holidays, perhaps these shouldn't be at the top of your list:

Teapot Island, Maidstone, Kent, £2.50: 'People visit this odd exhibition - that isn't actually an island by any stretch of the imagination - dressed as cups, thus scaring children.
'There are 3,500 teapots. It's awful if you don't like teapots. But it's probably all right if you do.'

The Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester, £6.99: 'One of the main talking points is the lack of dinosaurs, whether alive or dead. Instead the museum prominently features a number of plastic toys similar to those widely available at your local market.'

Dracula Experience, Whitby, £3: 'They claim: 'As you enter a dreadful fear will come upon you'. Highlights include a room containing a dummy in a sailor's costume tied to a mock ship's wheel with string.'

Woodhenge, Wilts, free: 'Apart from anything else, all the wood has gone.
'All that is to be seen are posts to show where there had been big wooden staves. Or maybe not.'

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And, in the meantime, check out where you should be taking your kids this summer:

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