Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire has a rich history and so much to see and do. It is considered the home of the English pottery industry and is affectionately known as the Potteries.
Getting to Stoke-on-Trent is quick and easy. Arrive via train in about an hour and a half from London and about an hour from Manchester and Birmingham.
As the home of the pottery industry, many of the attractions around Stoke-on-Trent are related to learning about, creating, and buying pottery. There are several visitor centers, award winning museums, authentic factory tours, and over 25 pottery factory shops to visit in the area. Some of the most notable places to visit as you discover pottery are the Gladstone Pottery Museum, Emma Bridgewater, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, and the Wedgwood Visitor Center and Museum.
While visiting Stoke-on-Trent, you will also want to take time to explore the Trentham Estates. Explore the elaborate and picturesque Trentham Gardens, go shopping in the Trentham Shopping Village, or stroll through the Trentham Monkey forest, a 60 acre forest that is home to 140 Barbary Macaques who roam freely.
If you are looking for a bit of adventure, Stoke-on-Trent is home to Kilnworx Climbing Centre, Staffordshire’s largest indoor climbing gym with 105 distinct climbing routes. You can also explore the forest from above on the high ropes course at Trentham Arial Extreme.
When the sun goes down, there is still plenty to do in Stoke-on-Trent. Take in a show at one of the many cinemas or theatres or visit one of the many night clubs. A few of visitor’s favorites are Liquid, The Sugarmill, and Pink.
Whether you are visiting Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire with your significant other or your family, there is so much to do and see. Everyone in your group will have a great time.