The Alton Towers Dungeon
A gruseome cast of characters from Staffordshire's past are ready and waiting to reveal their tales in five hilariously hideous scenes.
Located near the Towers, the Dungeons have taken over the spot formerly occupied by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which closed at the end of 2016.
Inside The Dungeon
If you don't want to know what may lie deep in the dungeons, you should skip this section as it contains spoilers!
How will you plead? Guilty!
As you might expect, you enter The Dungeons via a courtroom, where you've been summoned to face the Bishop of Stafford, a puritanical Justice of the Peace. One unlucky guest will be singled out to have the book thrown at them and there's only one question to be answered: are they guilty... or very guilty!
The Black River Boat Ride
Laugh and Scream through Staffordshire's darkest history
Of course you and all your friends are all guilty. And your sentence? A trip to The Alton Towers Dungeon, along The Black River. Once you've boarded your boat you will descend into the depths of the dungeon, taking in the sights, sounds... and smells... along your journey.
What's the matter? Rats got your tongue?
The boat will deliver you into the dungeon's torture chamber? The torturer is on hand to show you some of his most gruesome toys, but why just look when a demonstration would be ever-so enlightening. Any volunteers?
Stand and just shiver!
After your experiences so far, you'll be ready for a drink. Lucky for you The Dungeons have their very own tavern, the Welsh Harp Inn. Step inside and the innkeeper will share some tales of dangerous roads around Staffordshire. After all, it is not just a beggar-woman who might stop your carriage en route to Alton Towers. Highwaymen once roamed the local roads, including the most famous of the all - Dick Turpin.
The Plague Doctor
The Doctor will see you, if you have the heart!
Another staple of The Dungeons is to retell gruesome tales from the time when the plague ravished the land. And if there is anything more disgusting than the plague itself, it is most certainly the 'cures' that were administered to fight the epidemic. Perhaps you'll even be called on to get your hands dirty... if you've got the guts!
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who's not really there at all!
The final scene will be set in the Witch of Burslem’s haunted cottage, where you've taken shelter from a violent storm that has suddenly broken. The cottage was once home to Molly Leigh, a local woman who was accused of witchcraft but died before she was tried. As you wait for the storm to pass, what better way to pass the time then to retell Molly's unfortunate story, what's the worst that can happen?