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Feel the Need for Speed!

Today, we went to an amusement park packed with thrilling roller coaster rides in every direction! The theme park surrounds the ruins of an old country estate. As noted on the Alton Towers website, "The grounds at Alton Towers were first opened to the public by the 18th Earl in 1860 when the total income was £116.17s 5d (£116.87p!). By 1890 Alton Towers was attracting crowds of 30,000 to watch acrobats, lion tamers, elephants, bands and fireworks, as well as the gardens."