Alton Station is on the outskirts of the village of Alton, home to the world-famous Alton Towers Resort. Explore the area around Alton by taking a circular walk or take a trip to Ashbourne, the southern gateway to the Peak District and, from here, you can visit the renowned beauty spot of Dovedale with its famed stepping stones.
A ride on the steam trains of the Churnet Valley Railway, based in nearby Froghall, and the Foxfield Railway, in Blythe Bridge, is a fun way to explore in style.
The lavish, late 17th century Sudbury Hall, also houses the Museum of Childhood, full of delights to interest all ages.
Admire the rich collections of pottery in the Wedgewood Museum and have a go at throwing your own pot at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. You can gain free entry to the Wedgewood Museum and free entry to exhibitions at the Potteries Museum with a National Art Pass, which enables its members to enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses throughout the UK as well as 50% off entry to major exhibitions.
The pass is presented by one of Landmark's partners, the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, which has been supporting museums and galleries for over 110 years by helping them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy. Income raised through the National Art Pass goes straight back into their charitable programme. Find more about it at artfund.org/national-art-pass.
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