It’s not just about the present and future of Alton Towers. There is a lot of history behind the park, including when the grounds were part of the Shrewsbury estate, when the park was just being developed and more recently when rides started to be removed.
Behind The Scenes
Take a peek at the inner workings of the resort, the secrets behind the Alton Towers magic as well as the technical aspects and mechanics of Britain’s top rides.
Take a look back at the construction of rides past and present, and see how they developed from an expanse of land and an amass of metal to a magical attraction.
The Drawing Board
During the planning stages of each attraction, the resort has often produced concept images along with the plans, so you can see if reality lived up to the idea.
From The Archives
Although our past doesn’t date back as far as The Towers’, we’ve kept some of our best articles and pages in the TowersTimes Archives for you to enjoy.
The History of The Towers
Although The Towers now lie in ruin, they were once inhabited by the infamous Earl of Shewsbury and form the centrepiece of the theme park and resort as a whole.
Mascots & Characters
Do you remember Henry Hound? Find out what other mascots and characters have represented the UK’s number one theme park destination over the years.
Past Rides & Attractions
We haven’t forgotten about the many attractions that have left the theme park – remind yourself of what once resided at the resort, for some Alton Towers nostalgia.