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01 Hex Entrance

The Historic Heart of Alton Towers

Experience Hex, Alton Towers’ multi-sensory, interactive experience, set within the heart of the grade II listed Towers themselves.

Based on the long-standing local legend of the cursed fallen branches of the old oak tree, this haunted house ride is totally unique to Alton Towers Resort.

Journey deep inside the legendary Towers in this incredible multimedia experience... but be careful not to unearth the curse of the Chained Oak.

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Family Theme Park Thrills

Hex is different to the major thrill rides and rollercoasters - these thrills jump out when you least expect them!

Theme park fanatics of all ages love the immersive theming of the haunted towers.

Bring the whole family on Hex, if you’re brave enough!


The Dark Ride Experience
This popular walkthrough ride features a series of interconnected spaces, leading you through a local legend.

Historic Setting
Enter the carefully restored Towers ruins and journey past the artefacts of the armoury.  

Meet the Earl of Shrewsbury and learn of his curse, but be careful not to get swept up in any unusual activity. 

The Vault Ride
Reopen the vault, sealed for the last two centuries. Take a seat and try not to become disorientated as the room starts to spin...

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The Legend of Towers

A beggar woman spurned by the arrogant Earl of Shrewsbury cast a curse that would last for centuries.
How will the discovery of a sealed vault, hidden behind an old bookcase, give us any more insight to the tales?

Ride Stats

  • Location: The Towers
  • Capacity: 78 per vault
  • Duration: 5 minutes 25 seconds
  • First Opened: 2000
  • Can you ride?
    You must be 0.9 metres to ride Hex.
    If you are under 1.2 metres, an adult (16+) must be with you.
  • Age Warning
    Please be aware that some scenes may be unsuitable for young children, who may find this attraction scary at times.

Its location is awesome, the story is scary and mysterious, the look and details are heavily impressive and the final ride is one of the best-themed and programmed in the world! Hex is surely not the most thrilling at the Towers but really is one of the best.

Towers Almanac

Have a short break booked before 25th April? We can move your stay date with no extra cost!

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Alton Towers Resort as a precautionary measure.

For guests with short breaks arriving up to and including 25th April 2020, we have relaxed our usual terms and conditions so you can now reschedule your break to another date in the 2020 season with no additional cost*

Please visit the Manage My Booking site and complete the booking amendment form, including your booking reference and the preferred date you would like to rearrange your booking to. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to Alton Towers Resort soon. Thank you for your patience.

*Subject to availability, please provide 3 alternative dates in order of preference, dates allocated on a first come first served basis. Please note – if you have booked a partner Hotel (a Hotel off site), most will honour the price you booked at, however there are a small number which cannot, we will let you know based on the dates you choose.