Alton Towers in Staffordshire at the edge of the Peak District, attracts millions of visitors every year. The Amusement Park location in the stunning Staffordshire Countryside, only a short drive from the Peak District National Park, makes it a favourite for holidaymakers and day trippers from all over the country and indeed the world!
Good transport links to major roads and superb accommodation close by mean that visitors to Alton Towers will return time after time to enjoy the Theme Parks ever increasing number of attractions.
Based north of the village of Alton in Staffordshire (approximately 16 miles (26 km) east of Stoke-on-Trent), in the grounds of a semi-ruined gothic revival country house of the same name, the former seat of the Earls of Shrewsbury the resort also includes two hotels, two crazy golf courses, a conference centre and spa. Alton Towers is the flagship attraction of Merlin Entertainments in the United Kingdom.
The major attractions at Alton Towers include:
Nemesis - Europe's first inverted roller coaster.
Oblivion - the world's first vertical drop roller coaster.
Air - the world's first B&M flying roller coaster.
Rita - a launched roller coaster which accelerates to 96 km/h (60 mph) in approximately 2.2 seconds.
Th13teen - the world's first vertical free fall drop roller coaster.
One of the Theme Park’s unique customer facilities is the car parks that are accessed by a mono-rail that flies over the park on its way to the main entrance. Once inside there is also a cable car system that visitors can use to navigate their way around the site.
There are attractions too numbers to mention at Alton Towers and just one visit is likely to have youngsters hooked on its dare-devil rides and themed areas for life.
As Alton Towers attracts visitors from all parts of the United Kingdom you will find plenty of Accommodation near Alton Towers in which you can stay. In this section on Staffordshire’s most famous attraction we have listings of affordable self catering near Alton Towers iincluding cottages near Alton Towers, bed and breakfast near Alton Towers or even camping and caravan sites near Alton Towers where there is plenty to keep the family entertained in between trips to the Theme Park. There are also hotels near Alton Towers or if you fancy a pint after a hard day on the roller coasters then check out the pub accommodation near Alton Towers.