The famous gothic mansion ruins hold mysteries to discover...
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The Towers ruins sit at the very heart of Alton Towers, providing a beautiful and unique centrepiece for the theme park.
Originally the ancestral home of the Earl of Shewsbury, what remains of the once magnificent Gothic mansion are now open for the public to explore at selected times of year. They also play host to Hex: The Legend of the Towers, a spectacular ride which re-tells a local legend involving one of the former Earls.
Near to the Towers themselves visitors will find the Woodcutter's Bar and Grill restaurant in Fountain Square, which offers a variety of meals in its indoor seating area. Further behind the Towers lies The Alton Towers Dungeon providing a 45 minute live action experience deep inside Alton's murky past.
Beside the Dungeon is a huge sit down Burger Kitchen restaurant for those needing a fast food fix. Guests looking for a quick way to get across the park will find one end of the Skyride in the area too, offering fast transportation to both Forbidden Valley and Towers Street.
Wide selection of meals straight from the grill, with indoor seating
Sit down fast food restaurant
Snacks and drinks stand beside the Towers archway
The Towers sits behind the ornamental lake on the Front Lawns
Terrace in front of the Towers
Hydration Station food stand next to the archway
Woodcutter's Bar and Grill in Fountain Square
An ice cream van outside the entrance to Hex
Burger Kitchen and the Alton Dungeon behind the Towers
Restoration of the ruins is ongoing
The Chapel from Her Ladyship's Gardens
The Chapel's large stained glass window
An army training unit was stationed in the Towers during the Second World War
Pathway between the Towers and Dark Forest
The terrace is a popular spot and provides quick access between The Towers and X-Sector
When they are not being used for Scarefest mazes the Towers ruins are often open for visitors to explore, and the roof offers some spectacular views across the Staffordshire countryside. Various restoration projects are often underway to restore parts of the building to its original grandeur.
The Armoury, which now houses the Hex queueline
A view from the roof over to Towers Street
A room in the ruins
The House Conservatory prior to restoration
Roof reinstated in the House Conservatory
Nestled within a courtyard inside the Towers complex lies Her Ladyship's Garden.
Her Ladyship's Garden
Summer in the garden
The Chapel provides the garden backdrop
The House Conservatory at the far end of the garden
Her Ladyship's Garden seen from the Towers Roof