Unexplored Alton Towers

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  1. jmc

    jmc TowersStreet Member

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    It was a fun experience that has stuck in my mind! I remember it was a stable gate at the time so wasnt particularly secure anyway, but this seems to have since changed to a full length gate.

    I have heard there is an area close to the overspill car parks which has some unusual things stored there, such as slate tiles and stone boxes. Can anyone shed any light on this?
     
  2. BigAl

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    I think they are basically two empty sheds If they are the ones I had a look in
     
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    It is the store for all the people who Alton Towers needed to get rid of.
     
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    I'm pretty sure at least one is a house or something as I remember looking out of the car window as we left Splash last season.
     
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    Remember though that wooden sheds seemed to be the shipping container of the Tussauds era! The resort has loads of them scattered around :p
     
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    On the Story of Alton Towers DVD they said there was a Matterhorn, has anyone visited it?
     
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    Back in the 2011 season me and a mate took a wonder near the disused toilets and found bits of pottery and very old Henry Hound cups. Its deffiently something everyone should have a look at when the parks at its busy periods.
    The only problem is climbing up the muddy slanted hills :p
     
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  9. Dave

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    It's an old farm house from the estate.
     
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    Has anyone been in it or is it all boarded up? It'd be interesting to know if they use it as storage or whatever. :)
     
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    Think it is derelict, the grounds within the farm-house garden walls was the original location for the boiler house marquee.
     
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    Perhaps this old farmhouse could be the solution? The Alton Towers Arms, perhaps? :p
     
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    Blacksmiths in Alton village to be honest, lovely little cosy place!
     
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    But we could have our own Hog's Head / Three Broomsticks! :p
     
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    Hardly on resort though, is it? ;)
     
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    I just wanted to mention it! :p But a pub on resort would be great, Courtyard Tavern had the potential to become one. Shame there aren't any unused buildings in the area to turn into one!
     
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    The little walk would sober you back up! It's not massively out the way though maybe bring some horse and carts in?
     
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    Few other pubs that are even closer. Such a shame that the Earl of Shrewsbury pub closed and now seems to be turning into some youth club.
     
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    Might sounds stupid, but...

    What part of the towers are actually open to the public, and how do you access them? How do you get up to the flag tower? Is it by Hex or the passage way near behind Oblivion (as you are leaving X Sector heading towards the towers)? Also whereabouts is the Swiss Cottage in the gardens?
     
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    Im with you on the towers - I would like to know too..

    Re the Swiss cottage, if you turn left just before the towers follow the path for about 100 yards and you will reach it.

    IF you are walking up to hex, from the lawns, just before you go under the archway (that goes up to hex & DF), that is where you turn left. You can actually see on on Google street view.

    Its on the bank of the valley with its back facing dark forest. You can see it clearly from the skyride going towards DF station from FV.

    Lastly, could someone enlighten me where the shortcut from DF to Xsector is please. ( though the towers I imagine, ) I've tried to find it a few times now. Does it come out through the servants tunnel (xsector side)?

    EDIT - pictures say 1000 words & all that...

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