Ride the twists and turns of Nemesis, Alton Towers’ inverted steel monster!

Experience 3.5 G-force as you race past the rocks and rivers of the Forbidden Valley at 50mph!

Inverted on the track, Nemesis carries dangling thrill seekers around 250 tonnes of tangled steel. Ride one of the best rollercoasters in the UK as it corkscrews, spins and loops. Nemesis is, without a doubt, one of the most heart-pounding, exciting and exhilarating rides you will ever experience!


Sit back, it’s fright time!

The Origin of Nemesis

Ride Information

Ride Information (1)

Ride Stats


Forbidden Valley

Maximum Height


Top speed




Track Length


Ride Features

4 inversions


1400 rides per hour

Can you ride?

You must be at least 1.4m to ride.


Nemesis was built in 1994 and it is still regarded as one of the best roller coasters in the world. It comprises of 250 tonnes of thrilling, twisting and turning steel coaster.

“The layout of Nemesis broke the rules [...] What we’re doing in twisted steel is what a scriptwriter does with words.” - John Wardley, ride designer.

Unlike most other rollercoasters with a 32m drop, this ride keeps you close to the ground. Dive into an underground tunnel and hope that your feet don’t touch the river of blood that flows beneath!

Unknown Facts

Since Nemesis opened in 1994, Alton Towers has been home to Europe’s first ever inverted roller coaster!


In fact, Nemesis was only the second inverted rollercoaster to be built in any theme park worldwide!


When it was being developed. Nemesis's project name was Secret Weapon 3 (SW3).


Nemesis has a sister: visit Thorpe Park to ride Nemesis Inferno.

Nemesis Rollercoaster Reviews

Nemesis Rollercoaster Reviews

“From the moment you leave the hill lift at the start of the ride, it never uses any mechanics to accelerate you, it runs purely on momentum.” - Birmingham Live


“Nemesis packs in a number of very intense elements and makes the most of its unusual setting." - Coaster Critic

Nemesis is as unique as they come. [...] The flow of elements and how they are used are unlike any other coaster in the world.” - Amusement Insider

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