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Catholic Youth Retreat Centre - Alton Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Alton Castle, Castle Hill Rd, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4TT, UK

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Alton Castle is a Gothic-revival castle, on a hill above the Churnet Valley, in the village of Alton, Staffordshire, England. The site has been fortified since Saxon times, with the original castle dating from the 12th century. The current castle was constructed in the mid-19th century by John Talbot, 16th Earl of Shrewsbury, of nearby Alton Towers. Since 1967 the castle has been designated a Grade I listed building. It is also a scheduled ancient monument.


Attractions Near Catholic Youth Retreat Centre - Alton Castle

Rita
Rita0.62km from Catholic Youth Retreat Centre - Alton Castle

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

Hex - The Legend of the Towers
Hex - The Legend of the Towers0.66km from Catholic Youth Retreat Centre - Alton Castle

Hex The Legend Of The Towers is a walkthrough dark ride experience. The ride's story is based on the local legend of the Chained Oak Tree and is set within the restored ruins of the Towers themselves. The ride opened in March 2000. This attraction was closed for the duration of the 2016 season, but underwent repairs in the winter before reopening in 2017.

Oblivion
Oblivion0.82km from Catholic Youth Retreat Centre - Alton Castle

Oblivion is a steel roller coaster located at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. The prototype Dive Coaster model from Bolliger & Mabillard opened to the public on 14 March 1998 and was marketed as the "World's first vertical drop roller coaster". With a maximum speed of 68 mph, it is the third fastest roller coaster in the UK, behind Stealth at Thorpe Park and the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

The Smiler
The Smiler0.88km from Catholic Youth Retreat Centre - Alton Castle

The Smiler is the world’s first 14 loop rollercoaster. It’s twisting track combines the world beating 14 loops with a speed of 85 km/hr and a track length 3x longer than Oblivion. The Smiler holds the world record for most inversions on a roller coaster.

Alton Towers
Alton Towers0.96km from Catholic Youth Retreat Centre - Alton Castle

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.

Galactica
Galactica0.98km from Catholic Youth Retreat Centre - Alton Castle

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.

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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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