Alton Towers, Best Theme Parks, Alton Towers Hotel
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Alton Towers is a theme park and resort located in Staffordshire, England, UK. In 2011, it attracted 2.7 million visitors, making it the most visited theme park in the United Kingdom and 9th most visited theme park in Europe.
It employs in excess of 2,000 staff members during the summer months, over 1,000 of which are full-time. It is based north of the village of Alton in Staffordshire east of Stoke-on-Trent, and not to be confused with the town of Alton in Hampshire), in the grounds of Alton Towers, a semi-ruined gothic revival country house. The estate was a former seat of the Earls of Shrewsbury.
The resort includes the theme park as well as the Alton Towers Hotel, Splash Landings Hotel, Waterpark, Spa, Extraordinary Golf and Conference Centre.
It is the flagship attraction of Merlin Entertainments in the United Kingdom. Major attractions at Alton Towers include Nemesis, Oblivion, Air, Rita and Th13teen.
The park’s maximum daily capacity is set at 28,000 guests. Its promotional music has been Edvard Grieg’s classical composition In the Hall of the Mountain King for the past two decades.
This unique hotel is themed around the incredible explorer Sir Algenon, who has made the Alton Towers Hotel his home.
There are plenty of fun and quirky features to discover, including his amazing flying ship which has crash landed right in the middle of the Hotel. Wake up in our explorer-themed bedrooms, ready for your next adventure!
On the Air ride, or getting wet on the Flume log ride and on the revolving Ripsaw. Children will also have an unforgettable time at Alton Towers; children’s attractions include a driving school, a giant toadstool carousel, a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ride and a 3D cinema.
In between rides, visitors can have something to eat at one of the many stalls and restaurants. There’s so much to do at Alton Towers that it’s hard to cover everything in one day; that’s why the park even operates several hotels to prolong your stay by a day – or two.
The fun doesn’t end there, though. There’s a separate water park with slides, bubble pools and a waterfall, and a spa which offers a variety of treatments to help you unwind after so much excitement.
Through its spectacular diversity, a visit to Alton Towers is a highly memorable event that will leave you wanting more. For more information, visit the website of Alton Towers
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