Jan 02, 2019
Alton Towers is one of the worlds most renowned theme parks and famed for its stomach- churning roller coasters and thrill rides. Based near the village of Alton in Staffordshire, the sheer size of the theme park means that Alton Towers often requires more than a day to really make the most of the major attractions on offer.
Thankfully, this pretty part of Staffordshire has plenty of luxury self catering cottages from which to choose and in some glorious countryside locations; the perfect escape after a busy day on white knuckle rides!
Staffordshire has some truly spectacular scenery, and the Staffordshire Peak District is a fantastic destination for keen walkers and cyclists. This stunning English county is littered with idyllic villages, historic market towns and traditional inns.
The Peak District
Alton Towers is located at the Southern tip of The Peak District National Park providing a peaceful haven at which to retire to and explore. If you still have some energy after the park, why not try walking the Tissington Trail which starts in the picturesque town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire a short drive from Alton.
Things to do nearby
There are lots more peaceful things to do in the surrounding countryside of Alton Towers that will help you relax. The Churnet Valley Railway meanders its way through 11 miles of the Churnet Valley, often dubbed Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland.
Get back to nature at the Peak Wildlife Park and come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from around the world. Under 10 miles away you could also visit Uttoxeter for a day at the races or the National Trust owned Dovedale Valley including the iconic Ilam Park.
Places to stay
Stafford - offers a stylish mix of modern shopping and fine dining with historic attractions, museums and galleries.
Tamworth – a thriving market town is perfect for shopaholics and fun seekers with the nearby SnowDome a big attraction.
Cannock Chase - the Uk's smallest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perfect for a quiet escape with its beautiful landscapes and teeming wildlife.
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