Alton Towers

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Alton Towers is a theme park and resort located in Staffordshire offering entertainment for the whole family with a host of rides & attractions. Alton Towers is the best known and most visited theme park in the UK attracting visitors from all over the UK and beyond. Set in the scenic surroundings of the Staffordshire countryside the resort includes theme park, Alton Towers Hotel, Splash Landings Hotel, Waterpark, Spa and the Extraordinary Golf and Conference Centre. There are in excess of 75 rides for visitors to enjoy including thrill rides, scary rides, rides for younger children and a host of attractions making Alton Towers a great place for a family day out.


Alton Towers has plenty of rides, attractions, live shows, costume characters and entertainment for the whole family. The theme park is well known for its extensive thrill rides, a firm favourite for those after an adrenaline rush.

Among the rides here are Oblivion, The Blade, Ripshaw, Rita, Submission and the Smiler, famous for being the world’s first 14 looping rollercoaster. Among the Laughs & Frights rides are the flume, Sonic Spinball, Haunted Hallow, Runaway Mine Train and the Congo River Rapids, where there are plenty of spays and splashes. The rides here provide plenty of excitement and one of two scares for daredevils. Among the Kids Rides & Attractions at Alton Towers are Frog Hopper, Wobble World, Driving School and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ride.

The rides plenty of fun and excitement for children, whilst the kids resort at the park ensures there are rides, shows, entertainment and indoor play areas for children.

The attractions at the park include Extraordinary Golf that includes two 9 hole courses, Skyride, there visitors can enjoy wonderful views over the resort in gondolas, The Towers date back to the 15th century whilst the Gardens offer a contrast to the thrills and excitement of the rides with elegant gardens, lawns and conservatory areas offering a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic and enjoy a stroll in scenic surroundings.

Bookings & Tickets

For further information on Alton Towers, the latest offers, packages and ticket and hotel stay bookings please see: Alton Towers Bookings

How to Get There

The site is accessible by both car and public transport.

By Car:

The distance from London is approx 150 miles with a journey time of approx 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes.

From London take the M1 and at junction 24 take the A50, from the A50 take the B5030 then B5031 and B5032, then turn on to Uttoxeter Road and follow the signs for Alton Towers.

Car Parking is available the approx cost is £6 per day.

For those using Satellite Navigation systems the postcode to use is ST10 4DB.

By Train:

From Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station the Alton Towers Resort Transport Bus runs in the mornings and evenings taking visitors from the station to the park and back again. Services are also available from Leek and Hanley Bus stations. Train services are available from London Euston Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station, from there services to Stoke-on-Trent are available.

Contact Details

Alton Towers
ST10 4DB

Telephone: 0871 222 3330 (UK) / +44 (0)1538 703344 (International)

Website: Alton Towers

Facilities & Information

Opening Times:

Alton Towers is usually open from the middle of March to the start of November:

Mon to Sun: 10.00 to 17.00 approx (park grounds open at 09.30 and rides start at 10.00)

Please Note: The opening times and days are subject to change, it is strongly recommended visitors check on the Alton Towers website for the latest times prior to visiting.

Further Information:

Admission Prices:

Adult: £46 approx (£35 when booked in advance), Children: £39 approx (£30 when booked in advance), Concessions: £24 approx (£18 when booked in advance).


There are a number of eateries and restaurants on site serving hot and cold snacks, meals and desserts. Choices include jacket potatoes, sandwiches, hot dogs, pasties, doughnuts, waffles, burgers, fish and chips, Mexican and Italian cuisine.

There are a number of shops on site selling a range of memorabilia, souvenirs and gifts.


View Larger Map

For Local Search & Directions see: Alton Towers Map

Tips & Other Considerations

There may be some variations on the opening hours depending on the time of year and other factors. It is wise to double check before going to ensure the attraction you wish to see is open and avoid disappointment.

Follow common sense travel tips and remain alert, vigilant and aware of your belongings at all times. Keep valuables such as wallets/purses hidden away from public view. If you have a bag try to use a shoulder bag with a good quality, strong strap, that is put across your shoulder not on your shoulder making it more difficult for anyone to take your bag.

If you are travelling by car to Alton Towers ensure you are well prepared with maps and Sat Nav to aid your journey, particularly if you are not familiar with the local area and roads. For door to door directions use the journey planner to plan your trip. Check the latest traffic information before you travel.

If you are travelling by public transport, check for service updates prior to beginning your journey for any delays, disruption or cancellations to services that may impact on your journey. Ensure you have the service timetables for the trains, buses and coaches. Remember when the last services are and ensure you make it to the train/bus/coach stops well in time.

Journey Planner

Get door to door directions for both road journeys and public transport.

Transport Links

Closest Train Stations:

Utoxetter: 10 Miles

Stoke-on-Trent: 16 Miles

Blythe Bridge: 20 Miles

Closest Airports:

East Midlands Airport: 26 Miles
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