Sherlock Holmes theme park costing £25MILLION 'planned for Portsmouth'

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Fans of the thrills and puzzles of Sherlock could soon play the legendary detective themselves as a Holmes theme park is reportedly set to open.

The £25m Sherlock Holmes theme park is being planned for Portsmouth where author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used to live.

SherlockNo dates have yet been announced but it is believed the "world class multimedia experience" would be based on plots from the super sleuth's adventures with characters like Dr Watson and Moriarty in places like Baker Street.

It would not only include rides but also holograms of the main characters.

Sherlock first appeared in publications in 1887 as short stories and the as the detective proved popular, Conan Doyle began a series of short stories.

Holmes, where can I get a glass of pop in this theme park? Try the lemon entry my dear Watson

Holmes was famously played by Basil Rathbone in the 1939 film series and more recently Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr have brought the character up to date.

The brains behind the idea is Steve Pitt of the Portsmouth Cultural Partnership with is quoted as saying: "It would be very interactive and high quality.

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

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