Alton Towers is the United Kingdom's largest theme park and is widely regarded as one the best attractions Britain has to offer. Each year more than three million people enjoy its many rides, such as the world famous Nemesis, Air and Oblivion, as well as other attractions such as the world's first CBeebies Land.
The park, which is built on the grounds of the ancient Alton Towers ruins, also features its own 4D cinema, SEA-LIFE aquarium, water park and spa, and if you want to explore the park over two or more days, it also has two themed hotels within its grounds. Alternatively, there are also many hotels and guesthouses throughout the surrounding counties of Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
Easy to Get to
If you're planning a day trip to the park, it is easily accessed by road and is close to the M6 (one of the main routes linking the Midlands to the North of England) and is very well signposted. Regular bus services run from the local rail stations in Stoke-on-Trent and Hanley and, in the summer, they also run from many of the local towns and cities.
Once inside the resort you will mainly travel around using the free Monorail (which links the car parks and hotels to the main park entrance) and Skyride (a cable car that links the four main areas of the park together).
Alton Towers boasts no fewer than 17 restaurants so you're bound to find something to eat that suits even the fussiest members of your family!
Hotels in Staffordshire Close to Alton Towers
While it is possible to explore the park within one day, you will struggle to fit everything in, so it's well worth finding some local accommodation or staying within the Alton Towers grounds themselves. Local hotels range from functional but perfectly pleasant two star establishments right up to luxury spa hotels, so there's something to suit all budgets and tastes.
No trip to Staffordshire is complete without a visit to this world famous attraction, particularly for those that enjoy the thrills and spills offered by some of the best and most extreme rides in the world.