Welcome to our home for articles relating to Alton Towers, featuring YourStreet – a series of articles developed by our very own members as our guest authors.

Whether it’s a recollection of a first time ride experience, or a look at what the future may hold for the theme park, you can be sure to find an entertaining and informative read!

Talbot Street Lock In

From the Team

During lockdown, we celebrated the park’s 40th Birthday by taking a virtual stroll through the history of Alton Towers, delving into our park archives to highlight some of our favourite aspects from the park’s illustrious history.

Towers Loving Care

From the Team

Between 2016 and 2018 Alton Towers embarked on a park-wide TLC. In the wake of the Smiler crash, this refresh programme saw several attractions depart from the park, alongside a lot of repair and repainting work.

Alton Towers from Above

From the Team

Alton Towers has long been an interesting subject for aerial photographers. We take to the skies and to the past to look at some of the best examples over the years.

IMAscore’s Andreas Kübler


IMAscore has quickly become a name synonymous with theme park audio. We caught up with co-founder Andreas Kübler for a short chat!

Alton Towers Planning Restrictions

From the Team

TowersStreet Team member Rob brings us an in-depth yet easy to understand guide to the issue of planning at Alton Towers Resort.

A Journey Through the Gardens (Part Two)


Part Two of Danny Wright’s tour of the Alton Towers Gardens.

A Journey Through the Gardens (Part One)


Danny Wright gives us a detailed tour of the living gem at the heart of the Alton Towers Resort.

Alton Towers Railway: Past and Present (Part Two)


Ben Vincer concludes his two part article with a look at the locomotives that called Alton Towers their home.

Alton Towers Railway: Past and Present (Part One)


Ben Vincer starts a two part article looking at the now long-lost Alton Towers railway.

First Meet Nerves


Lottie looks back at her first meet, if you have ever considered joining a TS meet then check this out!

A Long Way Down


Andrew takes us on a trip down memory lane as he explores his first ever ride on Oblivion – the world’s first vertical drop roller coaster.

Long Term Development Plan (2012)

From the Team

Every few years, the park produce a LTDP to summarise the direction they will be taking, so the local council has an oversight of the business’ core strategy. Whilst not all the plans come to fruition, it is an interesting insight into the park’s potential development.

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