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Evening in Yarmouth Harbour, Isle of Wight


in the county of Isle of Wight

Irongate, Derby.


in the county of Derbyshire

Pictures of Alton

in the county of Staffordshire

About Alton

Alton Towers is now a renowned pleasure centre developed in the grounds of the once beautiful 19th-century building designed by Pugin, and which is now a well preserved ruin. Still to be seen in the magnificent grounds, is the conservatory that resembles an Oriental Palace. Of the quieter pleasures offered by the park, are model railways, paddling pools and a boating lake.

The village has many elegant stone buildings, and there is a circular lock-up and the romantic ruins of a 12th-century castle. There are several worthwhile shops that stock locally made porcelain.

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All Saints, Denstone

Denstone (7 Pictures) in the county of Staffordshire

(1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction SE of Alton)

Denstone is a peaceful village set in the midst of rural Staffordshire countryside, where farm meadows are watered from a myriad of sparkling rivers flowing down from the Peak District National Park...

Froghall Railway Station

Froghall (9 Pictures) in the county of Staffordshire

(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction NW of Alton)

Attractively situated on the banks of the Caldon Canal in the beautiful Churnet Valley. Froghall offers visitors the opportunity to experience a diverse range of landscapes including fine watermeadows with a wealth of wildlife...

Market day in Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Ashbourne (14 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Derbyshire

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction E of Alton)

Ashbourne is a delightful market town located in the Derbyshire Dales, in the central part of England...

Parish Church, Church Broughton, South Derbyshire

Church Broughton (1 Pictures) in the county of Derbyshire

(9.8 miles, 15.7 km, direction SE of Alton)

Church Broughton is an attractive Derbyshire village lying in open countryside that is perhaps best noted for its ancient church dedicated to Saint Michael...

Evening near Hartington

Hartington (34 Pictures) in the county of Derbyshire

(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction N of Alton)

Hartington is a small village centred around a medieval market place, with attractive 18th and 19th century buildings...

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Alton Castle, Staffordshire

Alton Castle (5 Pictures)

(0.2 miles, 0.3 km)


Alton Towers

Alton Towers Theme Park (61 Pictures)

(0.7 miles, 1.1 km)

Alton Towers is the number one theme park in England. Dating back to the Victorian times, Alton Towers closed during the outbreak.....

Part of Croxden Abbey, Near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Croxden Abbey (6 Pictures)

(1.3 miles, 2.1 km, direction S)


Ilam Hall. Thorpe Cloud from Ilam

Ilam Park (12 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction NE)

Running along both banks of the river Manifold, this is an area of beautiful open park and woodland with spectacular views.....

Thorpe Cloud on the right at Dovedale

Dovedale (62 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction NE)

The River Dove flows through one of England's loveliest valleys. Though little more than a mile long, Dove Dale shows a variety.....

Bridge across the Lake

Sudbury Hall (22 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction SE)

This delightful historic house which was built in the early 17th century for the Lords Vernon, has all the ingredients for a.....

Cheddleton, Staffordshire: Churnet Valley Railway sidings

Churnet Valley Railway (9 Pictures)

(8.8 miles, 14.1 km, direction NW)

The Churnet Valley Railway is a preserved standard gauge heritage railway to the east of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire,.....

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