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Calling all thrill seekers! We’ve rounded up the scariest rollercoasters in the north of England – have you tried them all?

Whether it’s loop the loops, corkscrews or heart-stopping drops, the North is home to some mighty fine rollercoasters that will leave even the most courageous of riders wondering what they’ve got themselves into. But where should you start and what options have you got? We’ve rounded up the scariest rollercoasters in the North to help you get the ride of your life.

Velocity

 

This little bad boy goes from zero to sixty miles an hour in 2.8 seconds, as you hurtle round 2000 feet of adrenaline-inducing turns, drops and inclines on the back of a bike – that’s right, it’s the UK’s only bike launch coaster, designed specially for Flamingo Land to leave your upper body free to move. It’s also the tallest and fastest of its kind – so one to try.

Flamingo Land, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6XY.

Oblivion

 

Alton Towers is a controversial one, sitting as it does on the cusp of north and south, but we’re claiming it as one of our own – which means, Oblivion takes pride of place on this list. Stare into the abyss as you hang over the 180 foot drop, facing 4.5g and speeds of 68 miles per hour when you take on the vertical drop.

Alton Towers, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB.

The Pepsi Max Big One

 

Blackpool Pleasure Beach was always going to make an appearance. The Pepsi Max Big One was the tallest and steepest rollercoaster in the world when it launched, and while it may have lost that record, it remains the tallest in the UK, coming in at 235 foot. And with speeds of up to 87 miles per hour, it’s certainly one of the scariest rollercoasters in the North.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 525 Ocean Blvd, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1EZ.

Mumbo Jumbo

 

When it was first built, Mumbo Jumbo was the world’s steepest rollercoaster made out of steel – it remains the fifth in the world to this day. Jump on board and you’ll take on a 112° vertical drop, as well as a host of twists, turns and loops. With a pull of over 4g, you’ll be rivalling the force that a jet pilot encounters, which makes it even more exciting.

Flamingo Land, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6XY.

The Ultimate

 

Tucked away just outside of Ripon in North Yorkshire is Lightwater Valley, and believe it or not, this little known theme park is home to Europe’s longest rollercoaster. The massive 1.5 mile track will see you whizzing round corners at speeds of up to 50 miles an hour, with two 100 foot plus drops. This is a six minute marathon of a ride.

Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT.

Nemesis

 

When Nemesis opened up at Alton Towers back in 1994, it was the world’s first inverted rollercoster (which basically means you’re left hanging beneath the tracks). You’ll be hauled along the 716 metre track at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, twisting, spinning and corkscrewing as you go. A great contender for the North’s scariest rollercoaster.

Alton Towers, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB.

Kumali

 

Hitting speeds of up to 56 miles per hour, with four breathtaking inversions on a track that’s completely unique, Kumali is one thrill seekers will want to tick off. We’re talking up to 4.7g, with a 55 foot zero-g roll and an 87 foot loop – this is not for the fainthearted. Who knew North Yorkshire had so many terrifying rides?

Flamingo Land, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6XY.

Infusion

 

Famed for being the first looping rollercoaster to be suspended completely over water, Infusion promises an exhilarating ride. With five loops connected by twisted, corkscrewing tracks, it’s hair-raising stuff, especially when you think that all this is taken on at 50 miles per hour. We’re glad it made the move further North when Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s sister park, Pleasureland Southport, closed down in 2015.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 525 Ocean Blvd, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1EZ.

The Smiler

 

A relatively new addition to the North’s rollercoaster landscape, The Smiler made it into the record books with the most loops anywhere in the world, totting up a massive 14 along its 1,170 metre track. On top of that, they’ll use psychological effects to mess with your mind as you take on the twists, turns and 30 metre drops. It’s so disorientating that you’ll find yourself wondering which way is up.

Alton Towers, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB.

Jubliee Odyssey

 

The last rollercoaster on our list can be found at Fantasy Island in Skegness. Named the Jubilee Odyssey, it’s one of the tallest rollercoasters with vertical loops in the world and will see you speeding round the track at up to 62 miles per hour, with a 124 foot vertical loop. A must-try for anyone in search of the scariest rollercoasters in the North.

Fantasy Island, Sea Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 1RH.

Think you know a ride that’s scarier than these? Whack it in the comments and let your fellow thrill-seekers check it out…