New book charts the history of Alton Towers

Tales from the TowersA new book which charts the centuries-long history of Alton Towers site has been released by an enthusiast.

Entitled ‘Tales from the Towers’, it was written by the Theme Park Tourist website founder Nick Sim during a recent battle with cancer.

The 327-page book features extensive information about the Staffordshire resort before and during its time as a theme park.

Sim has been a regular visitor to the park over the years and said: “At some point during one of my regular visits, I began to realise what an extraordinary story must lay behind Alton Towers.”

The book contains a considerable level of research and interviews, including contributions from veteran ride designer John Wardley.

It is now available in paperback and digital versions on the Amazon website.