The Colonnade, Alton Gardens

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Gardens at Alton Towers with the colonnade, a walk, and the Gothic Prospect Tower in the background
The colonnade, Alton Gardens.

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View of the gardens at Alton Towers, showing a perspective of a colonnade on the left, a terraced walk in the foreground, and Thompson’s Rock with the Gothic Prospect Tower surrounded by trees in the background. The scenery is described as follows by the author:

In fact, there are five or six terraces, ranging one above the other at this particular spot, all varying, but equally characteristic and interesting. From this we ascend to the Gothic Tower, and, winding up its cork-screw stair, step out on a small balcony, and the beauties of the valley are ours.

More information about this book can be found on the blog of the Gardens Trust (page saved to the Internet Archive).

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