Delve into the TowersTimes archives and uncover some of our best articles and features on some of the resort’s most significant developments, from both before and during Alton Towers’ time as a recreational destination.
A Park in Miniature
In the past, Alton Towers have comissioned the production of models of potential attractions in order to gain an understanding of what they will look like.
SW5Live documented the construction of Air, the world’s first flying rollercoaster, and is what the TowersTimes of today evolved from.
The Earls of Shrewsbury
The Earldom played an important part in Alton Towers’ history, with the 15th Earl creating the idea for The Towers and surrounding gardens.
The Real Chained Oak
The story behind this mysterious tree served as the inspiration for Hex’s plot, although it was adapted for the attraction.
Where the Merch Never Ends
Over the past 60 years, there has been a whole host of cuddly and quirky merchandise on sale at Alton Towers. Here’s our collection of souvenirs!