Theme park

Alton Towers

Overview

There's something for all thrill seekers and families at Alton Towers, with tons of terrific (and terrifying!) rides and amazing live shows. Plus, there's CeeBeebies Land for the little ones.

What makes it special

  • Thrill seekers welcome

Price

From £27.50

Hostels nearby

Alton Towers

Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 4DB

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SK 07706 43359

Lat/Lng: 52.987437, -1.8864512

Contact information

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Bakewell

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Climbing in Alstonefield

The White Peak offers climbing for all abilities. Popular sites include Dove Dale, the Manifold Valley and the famous Thors Cave - which boasts brilliant crags and bouldering.

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Climbing in Castleton

There's world famous grit-stone routes and bouldering a short drive away, the nearest crag is just 300 metres from the hostel.

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Climbing in Hartington

The Peak District offers an ideal landscape for the more experienced climber, with amazing crags and bouldering opportunities just minutes from the hostel door.

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Climbing in Ilam

Raven's Tor in Dovedale offers superb crack and face climbing on solid rock, all in a beautiful setting above the river.

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Climbing in Ravenstor

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Cycling in Alstonefield

The Tissington Trail is just 5 minutes drive away and provides links to the beautiful village of Hartington and the market town of Ashbourne.

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Cycling in Hartington

YHA Hartington Hall is an ideal base to explore cycling of all natures from family friendly trails to endurance mountain biking routes.

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Cycling in Ilam

Converted former railway lines, such as the Tissington, High Peak and the Manifold Trails offer great routes for cycling.

Mountain Biking at YHA Youlgreave

Mountain biking in Youlgreave

Travel to Carsington Water for their gently undulating eight mile off-road trail around the reservoir, or take on one of the 'Dark Peak' routes for a full day of challenging mountain biking.

Cycling at YHA Youlgreave

Cycling in Youlgreave

The nearby Tissington Trail winds its way gently through beautiful White Peak countryside. Take the opportunity to visit historic Tissington village with its stately home, duck-pond and tearooms.

Watersports at YHA Youlgreave

Watersports in Youlgreave

The River Derwent at Matlock hosts a grade 2 rapids course, with 35 permanent slalom gates in place and floodlights for darker evenings. Contact Matlock Canoe Club for details.