Gothic tourism is a fascinating and sometimes controversial area, ranging from Strawberry Hill to scare attractions, and from Alton Towers to Barnageddon. The book considers the origins of Gothic tourism, and Gothic itself as a touristic mode, looking at Fonthill Abbey, phantasmagoria shows, the Gothic design of 18th century duchess Elizabeth Percy, and the oeuvre of Walpole.
Uncanny waxworks are the focus of a chapter on the Chamber of Horrors at Madame Tussaud's, while ghost walks, prison museums, haunted castles, Severs’ House, the Necrobus and a poison garden provide the opportunity to discuss the interrelation of Gothic tourism with literature, film, folklore, heritage management, arts programming, and the 'edutainment' business.
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan