A four-star quirky English escape with direct access to Alton Towers Theme Park via. the Woodland Walk, or just a few minutes walk to the Alton Towers Monorail.
Alton Towers, which is owned by Merlin entertainments, is the largest theme park in the UK and is generally considered by roller-coaster enthusiasts to hold its own with any such park in the world. Nemesis and Oblivion (you get the picture) are white knuckle rides to match anything in Europe and most rides in the USA. The park is very well themed and is built in a number of zones, namely Tower Street, Mutiny Bay, Katanga Canyon, Gloomy Wood, X-Sector, Forbidden Valley, Ug Land, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Adventure Land and Storybook Land. The ruins of this stately home are even used in a couple of ghostly rides. Alton Towers is well signposted from the major motorways and is easily accessible from the major cities in England. Those visitors who wish to overnight can stay at one of the park's two hotels - The Alton Towers Hotel and the newer Splash Landings Hotel, which is also associated with a spectacular water park. *