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Alton Towers - Things to Know Before Visiting

Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB, UK

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About Alton Towers

Set in over 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside, the Alton Towers Resort offers three fantastically themed hotels, Stargazing Pods, and an Enchanted Village, not forgetting over 40 world-class rides and attractions. In the late 20th century, it was transformed into a theme park and opened a number of new rides from 1980 onwards. In 2019, it was the second most visited theme park in the UK with 2,130,000 visitors which puts it after Legoland Windsor.


Attractions Near Alton Towers

Congo River Rapids
Congo River Rapids0.21km from Alton Towers

Congo River Rapids is an exciting whitewater rafting expedition. Climb aboard and enjoy a refreshing splash – or get seriously soaked. This expedition will send you twirling down a racing river through Congo. It features twin waterfalls, and rafts pass between the two waterfalls.

Duel - The Haunted House Strikes Back

Duel – The Haunted House Strikes Back is a dark ride at the Alton Towers theme park near the village of Alton in Staffordshire. It opened in 1992 as The Haunted House and was the largest dark ride in Europe, featuring large theatrical animations and scenes. The attraction was redesigned with interactive laser guns in 2003 and some scenes replaced, with several features removed over the years. There is a minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres for younger riders unless accompanied by an adult.

Runaway Mine Train
Runaway Mine Train0.26km from Alton Towers

The Runaway Mine Train is a powered steel roller coaster made by MACK Rides of Germany. The ride is located in the Katanga Canyon area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. The ride runs alongside the Congo River Rapids, with which it shares a tunnel section. Passengers on the two rides occasionally wave to each other if they pass in the shared tunnel.

Wicker Man
Wicker Man0.28km from Alton Towers

Wicker Man is a wooden roller coaster at Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire. The rollercoaster, which opened in March last year, is one of the most popular rides at the park and staff are working to get it up and running as soon as possible.

Galactica
Galactica0.37km from Alton Towers

Galactica is a flying roller coaster located in the Forbidden Valley area of Alton Towers amusement park in Staffordshire, England and is the first flying coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard. Guests ride in a prone position and experience the feeling of flight by "flying" close to the ground, under footpaths, and narrowly past trees and rocks.

Rita
Rita0.38km from Alton Towers

Rita, formerly known as Queen of Speed, is a launched roller coaster located in the Dark Forest section of Alton Towers amusement park in Staffordshire Moorlands, England. Designed by Intamin, the Accelerator Coaster model opened to the public on 1 April 2005. It is named Rita because Alton Towers Intamin Rocket abbreviated is A.T.I.R which spells Rita backwards. This name is also due to the American tradition of giving a drag racing car a female name, as the ride used to be themed to drag racin

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Staffordshire
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Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Cheshire to the north west, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, the West Midlands County and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.

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