Alton Towers Resort

“So much more than just a theme park” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

ALTON, STAFFORDSHIRE

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Alton Towers Resort is a fantastic day out for all the family. With world-class rides and attractions, as well as some beautiful gardens, this is more than just a theme park. The Resort is a popular UK short break destination for families and consists of the Alton Towers Theme Park, waterpark, spa, Enchanted Village woodland lodges, Treetop Quest high ropes course, two fully themed hotels and two nine-hole extraordinary golf courses. See website for details of special events.

Alton Towers Resort
ALTON, ST10 4DB

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Disabled guest guide books
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Theme park open daily Mar-Nov. Hotels, Waterpark, Treetop Quest, spa and golf open all year. Closed 25-26 Dec

About the area

Discover Staffordshire

It was Staffordshire that bore the brunt of the largest non-nuclear explosion of World War II, when a munitions dump at RAF Fauld went up in 1944. It was also the county’s regiment that once boasted within its ranks the most decorated NCO of World War I, in the person of William Coltman (1891-1974). Going back a little further, George Handel penned his world-famous masterpiece The Messiah on Staffordshire soil. During another chapter of Staffordshire history, the county was home to the first canals and the first factory in Britain, and it had front-row seats for the drama surrounding one of the most notorious murder trials of the 19th century, that of Doctor William Palmer.

In outline, Staffordshire looks not unlike the profile of a man giving Leicestershire a big kiss. The man’s forehead is arguably the best region for hillwalking, as it comprises a significant chunk of the Peak District. This area is characterised by lofty moors, deep dales and tremendous views of both. Further south are the six sprawling towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, which historically have had such an impact on Staffordshire’s fortunes, not to mention its culture and countryside. This is pottery country, formerly at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and the driving force behind a network of canals that still criss-cross the county.

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