Alton Towers

Rounding off our totally unplanned week of obscure towers is… Alton Towers, which is very obscure, being that it’s actually a theme park. Located in the grounds of a former stately home in Staffordshire, England, Alton Towers opened as a theme park in 1980, and in 2007 it attracted 2.4 million visitors – making it the most visited theme park in the UK. Alton Towers has a good history of fairly ground-breaking roller coasters, and they currently have 8 in total, including Air – the world’s first B&M flying roller coaster. Nemesis was Europe’s first inverted roller coaster…

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