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Motorways (Tourist Signs)

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 27 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the destinations chosen for brown tourist signs on motorways.

Tourist sign destinations are not chosen by the Department. They are applied for and authorised against published criteria. The following destinations have been authorised for inclusion on tourist signs on motorways in England by region:


  • Hendon RAF Museum
  • Wembley Stadium

South West

  • Exmoor
  • Bickton Park
  • Devon1
  • Bristol Zoo
  • SS Great Britain and Historic Harbour
  • Cheddar Caves
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust
  • Castle Combe Racing Circuit
  • Somerwest World
  • Wells
  • Glastonbury
  • Wookey Caves
  • Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park
  • Yeovilton Air Museum
  • Forest of Dean
  • Bowood House

South East

  • Birdworld
  • Marwell Zoological Park
  • Hampshire Farm Museum
  • Upper Hamble Country Park
  • Royal Victoria Country Park
  • Southampton/Old Town Waterfront
  • Broadlands
  • Beaulieu/National Motor Museum
  • Paultons Park
  • Historic Portsmouth
  • Historic Ships (Portsmouth)
  • Sea Life (Portsmouth)
  • D Day Museum (Portsmouth)
  • The Pyramids (Portsmouth)
  • Brands Hatch
  • Hever Castle
  • Chartwell
  • Sevenoaks1
  • Rochester
  • Castle (Rochester)
  • Cathedral (Rochester)
  • Chatham
  • Historic Dockyard (Chatham)
  • Ice Rink (Gillingham)
  • Historic Maidstone
  • Leeds Castle
  • Eurotunnel Exhibition Centre
  • Chessington World of Adventures
  • Sandown Park
  • Wisley Royal Horticultural Society Gardens
  • Thorpe Park
  • Windsor Castle
  • Royalty and Empire (Windsor)
  • Safari Park (Windsor)
  • Blenheim Palace
  • The Parl Sports Centre
  • Waterperry Gardens
  • Child Beale Wildlife Trust
  • Land of Littlecote
  • Ice Rink and Ski Centre (Bracknell)

East Midlands

  • Chatsworth
  • Gulliver's Kingdom
  • Heights of Abraham
  • Derbyshire Dales
  • Sherwood Forest1
  • American Adventure
  • Billing Aquadrome


  • Whipsnade Zoo
  • Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
  • Woburn Abbey
  • Safari Park (Woburn)
  • Hatfield House
  • The Ice Bowl
  • Stanborough Park
  • Chiltern Open Air Museum
  • Model Village (Bekonscot)
  • Imperial War Museum (Duxford)
  • Wimpole Hall/Home Farm

West Midlands

  • Drayton Manor Park
  • Historic Coventry
  • Cathedral (Coventry)
  • Coombe Abbey Country Park
  • Weston Park
  • Cosford Aerospace Museum
  • Yorkshire and Humberside
  • National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (Bradford)
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • Doncaster Racecourse, Exhibition Centre and Leisure Park
  • Elsham Country Park
  • Piece Hall (Halifax)

North West

  • Wigan Pier
  • Park Hall, Camelot
  • Martin Mere Wildfowl Trust
  • Lancaster Historic City
  • Morecambe Bay
  • Frontierland
  • Historic Carlisle
  • Borders Tourist Route to Edinburgh follow A7
  • West Pennine Moors
  • Last Drop Village
  • Hollingworth Lake
  • Liverpool Maritime City
  • Albert Dock
  • Southport
  • Pleasureland
  • Lord Street
  • Knowsley Safari Park
  • Tatton Park
  • Dunham Massey Hall
  • Quarrey Bank Mill
  • Blackpool
  • Stanley Park and Zoo
  • North Shore (Blackpool)
  • Derby Pool—Splashland
  • Illuminations (only when on)


  • Durham Historic Cathedral City
  • Beamish Museum
  • North Pennines and Weardale

1 Denotes directions to a tourist information point or centre.


(1) Words in brackets are not included on the signs themselves, but explain the location of the signs for the purpose of this list.

(2) Some destinations are combined on single signs.

(3) Alton Towers is shown on blue tourist signs in the North West, East Midlands and West Midland regions. These will be changed to brown signs in due course.

(4) Many tourist destinations are signed from trunk and "A" roads, for which there are no central records.