Alton Towers named best UK theme park

The British Travel Awards have named Alton Towers as ‘Best UK Theme Park’ following its 2011 poll of over 70,000 members of the public.

In second place – receiving a silver award – was Legoland Windsor. Thorpe Park in Surrey was awarded bronze.

The London Eye also won bronze in the category of ‘Best UK Leisure Attraction.’

The result represents a quartet of awards for Merlin Entertainments, who operate all of the attractions.