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Welcome to Alton

The small Staffordshire village of Alton was mentioned in the Domesday book and has a number of historical landmarks, including Alton Castle. But it is far and away renowned as the location of Alton Towers, one of the UK’s most-visited theme parks. Built on the grounds of an eponymous, 19th-century stately home that can still be viewed today, the family-friendly resort is one of the top things to do in Alton and features the Alton Towers Theme Park, Alton Towers Waterpark, CBeebies Land (a theme park for toddlers), Alton Towers Spa, and many other entertainment options.

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Alton Towers

Alton Towers is a theme park in central England that is famous for its hair-raising rides. Opened in the 1980s, the park quickly became one of the most popular days out in the UK. Visit to enjoy a variety of roller coasters and a water park, as well as mini golf and other family-friendly fun.More

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What is Alton known for?

Alton is a small village in Staffordshire best known for its proximity to Alton Towers—a theme park and resort set among 500 acres (202 hectares) of woodland. The village is characterized by sandstone houses and country pubs and serves as a gateway to the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District.

How far is Alton from London?

Alton is located in Staffordshire, and it takes about three hours to drive the 150 miles (240 kilometers) from London via the M1 motorway. If traveling by train, take it from London Euston to Stafford, where you can take a taxi or catch the bus to the village itself.

Is Alton a village?

Alton is a small village in the Staffordshire countryside, close to the United Kingdom’s largest theme park, Alton Towers. It dates back to the 11th century and is a great base from which to explore the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District, famous for their rolling green landscapes and sandstone villages.

Where should I stay if I go to Alton Towers?

You can stay on-site at Alton Towers. If you’re visiting with young children, opt for the CBeebies Land Hotel or Splash Landings, home to a waterpark, or opt for woodland splendor in one of the Luxury Treehouses, which come with private hot tubs.

What is there to do at Alton Towers for kids?

Alton Towers has many kid-friendly attractions. CBeebies Land is for children ages 1–6 and includes a roller coaster and sensory garden, while the rest of the park has rides suitable for kids 6 and over. The maximum height restriction for the most intense roller coasters is 6.4 feet (1.96 meters).

Is Alton worth visiting?

The quaint village of Alton is worth visiting for a snapshot of traditional English culture and countryside. It’s an ideal launch point for the family-friendly theme park of Alton Towers, the biggest in the United Kingdom, and the Peak District, a lush, green paradise for hikers and history buffs.


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