Loudoun Castle Theme Park in Scotland was closed in 2010 after the owner ran out of money. It has been lying abandoned ever since.
Varosha in Cyprus was abandoned after the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has become a ghost town, a chilling reminder of the war that divided the island
L’Aquatic Paradis was a water park near Sitges in Spain which closed its doors 2 years after opening amid rumours of a child dying in the park
Easter Island in the South Pacific is a lesson in overuse of resources that we can all learn from. Its population was almost decimated in a disaster brought on by the people themselves
Ikateq was originally chosen as the location of an airfield used by the US Air Force during the second World War however it was abandoned soon after
The Elstal Olympic Village in Berlin represents some of the darkest days of the Nazi era in Germany. It was abandoned after World War II.
Bokor Hill Station was built by French imperialists in the 1920s but was abandoned when the Khmer took over Cambodia and created a socialist republic.
Whalom Park was an amusement park in Massachusetts which was open for 107 years before closing in 2000. It remained abandoned until 2006 when it was demolished.
The homes at Sanzhi Pod City in Taiwan were never inhabited and became abandoned after construction. They have since been demolished.
Ximex mall in Harare was once one of Zimbabwe’s best shopping destinations however economic decline in the country meant it was unsustainable and it fell abandoned.