Alton Towers Resort is a theme park resort located in Staffordshire, England, near the village of Alton.
The resort, which is operated by Merlin Entertainments Group, incorporates a theme park, water park, mini-golf and hotel complex. Originally a private estate, Alton Towers grounds opened to the public in 1860 to raise funds for the estate.
In the late 20th century it was transformed into a theme park and opened a number of new rides from 1980 onwards. Alton Towers Resort currently has over 50 rides and attractions including our brand new Wicker Man ride.
The theme park is open from mid-March to early November. Special events are hosted throughout the year, including our award-winning Scarefest event for Halloween, and our Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular display to mark the end of the operational season.
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