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The Chained Oak Bed & Breakfast, Alton.

Here comes the first of many blogs about our two weeks away last month!

We stayed in the incredible Chained Oak Bed and Breakfast whilst we visited Alton Towers as we weren’t prepared to fork out the cost of their hotel, even with our Merlin Pass discount it was silly amounts of money!

Chained Oak is set in 24 acres of woodland.   The woodlands now belonging to Chained Oak were formally owned by Alton Towers, the former seat of the Earl of Shrewsbury, which means it’s a mere 10 minute walk to the park eliminating traffic and parking fees! The track through the wood is called Barbary Gutter, and this was used by the Earl as a private road to Saint Giles Church. This track passes the “Chained Oak” tree, the very tree the Earl became obsessed with in 1830. The ride called Hex at Alton Towers tells the story of this legend and is a ride not to be missed!


We stayed in this super cute room with one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept in!  IT came with all the amenities you need, and the hosts are second to none.  Nothing was too much of a problem for them and there was always there for a chat and to help you out!


Three out of the four bedrooms are in the stable block a two minute walk away from the main building, and the last bedroom is in the house (the main building).

Breakfast is a full English, and there are plenty of continental choices too.  For dinner there are tons of take away menus should you choose to stay in, and all cutlery/crockery is left out for your use.

I couldn’t fault this amazing B&B at all.  I would go back there tomorrow if I could!


4 comments so far.

4 responses to “The Chained Oak Bed & Breakfast, Alton.”

  1. beautyinbeta says:

    Aw, this looks lovely! xo

  2. Rosie Baillie says:

    That looks so lovely and cosy. I really want to stay in one of Alton Towers themed rooms but not a chance I’m paying their prices + I’m just not a big fan of Alton Towers now. I think that’s a sure sign I’m growing up isn’t it?

  3. Janey says:

    Hex is a great ride! So simple and yet so much fun 🙂 The B&B looks gorge!

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