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Alton Travel Guide  

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Alton is a large and well built village, which lies on the east of the Churnet valley in the county of Staffordshire in England.
There are many public houses in the village including the Royal Oak, the Bridge House, the Lord Shrewsbury, the White Hart, the Bulls Head, the Talbot and others.
The village of Alton is located in the beautiful countryside of England with pleasant walks available in the woodlands of Dimmingsdale and the Churnet valley.
The historic churches, excellent accommodation facilities and local attractions add to the beauty of the area.
The village has a population of around 2,390 in an area of seven thousand acres which is divided into 4 townships.
This picture postcard village, which is situated in the Moorlands of Staffordshire, is a nice place to spend a relaxing time with the family.   

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Overall Guide : Alton Towers is a major attraction especially for children as it is the largest theme park in UK with legendary roller coaster rides like Nemesis, Oblivion, Air and Rita. There are wacky and wild theme attractions for people of all... more ages.  These include the Forbidden Valley, Gloomy Wood, Mutiny Bay, Towers Street, Adventure Land, Old Mac Donald’s Farmyard and others. This five hundred acre entertainment park has a total of 125 attractions with eight roller coaster rides and four water rides. Alton Castle is a stone  castle built by Bertram de Verdun in the twelfth century on a rocky cliff overlooking the Churnet River. The castle was a private residence, which was later converted into a boarding school and now is a Youth Retreat Centre. St John’s RC Church is an old parish church built by Pugin as part of the Alton community in 1840. Weddings and Baptisms are held in the church from time to time.    
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