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Stoke-on-Trent
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Stoke-on-Trent featuring heritage elements and a river or creek

The silhouettes of bottle-shaped kilns at sunset create a brooding, dramatic cityscape in this pottery hub near Britain’s largest amusement park.

At the core of Britain’s Industrial Revolution lies the renowned ceramics hub of Stoke-on-Trent. The factories and museums of the Potteries district trace the development of the city, which is today a modern setting with parks and shopping centers. Discover the heart and passion of the local culture with a trip to watch the town’s soccer team at bet365 Stadium, previously known as Britannia Stadium.

The 19th-century Stoke Minster is the crowning jewel of the city center. Look up at the bell tower and enter the church to notice the ceramic tributes to the city’s potters. Visit restaurants and bars and try the local delicacy of Staffordshire oatcake, which resembles a cheesy pancake with a choice of meat.

Since Stoke-on-Trent formed as a fusion of six separate towns, it has several town centers. Travel south to Trentham for the Trentham Monkey Forest and the Trentham Gardens. The vestiges of Trentham Hall overlook the gardens, where a lake, playground and Italian Gardens have plenty of appeal for a fun family excursion.

Head east to Longton for the Longton Exchange and the Longton Park. This district’s highlight is the iconic Gladstone Pottery Museum, whose smoky bricks testify to more than a century of coal-fired pottery production. Observe staff presentations and workshops to learn about the process. Other pottery behemoths in Stoke-on-Trent include the Hanley Potteries Museum and the World of Wedgwood.

Continue east with your family to Alton Towers, Britain’s largest amusement park. Based around the crumbling vestiges of a stately home, the 500-acre (202-hectare) site is split into many lands. Brace yourself for Oblivion’s vertical drop and the corkscrews of Nemesis. Stay at one of the hotels and watch your kids have fun in the water park.

This Staffordshire city stands between Nottingham and Wales in the West Midlands of England. Arrive at the nearby airports of Manchester or Birmingham or take a train from London to arrive here in 90 minutes.

Verdant parks and pottery factories mark the cityscape of Stoke-on-Trent.

Holiday Inn Express Stoke On Trent
Holiday Inn Express Stoke On Trent
3 out of 5
The price is €70 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Situated in Stoke-on-Trent, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Britannia Stadium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Staffordshire University and Gladstone Pottery ...
4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)
"Very friendly staff, good parking facilities, extremely comfortable bed, spacious room, very good grab-and-go breakfast, great value for money"

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2020

Holiday Inn Express Stoke On Trent
Hilton Garden Inn Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
Hilton Garden Inn Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
Potteries Way Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €83 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Located in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Regent Theatre and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Staffordshire University. Gladstone Pottery ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (36 reviews)
"Very nice location, staff extremely welcoming and helpful. Thanks would definitely visit again"

Reviewed on 26 Apr 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
DoubleTree by Hilton Stoke on Trent
DoubleTree by Hilton Stoke on Trent
4 out of 5
The price is €92 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Situated in Stoke-on-Trent, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Regent Theatre and Potteries Shopping Centre. Vale ...
4.1/5Very Good! (884 reviews)
"Lovely stay for a Father’s Day treat after visiting the monkey forrest & Trentham gardens in the day"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Stoke on Trent
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The Manchester @ St Petersgate
The Manchester @ St Petersgate
39 Saint Petersgate, Stockport, ENG
The price is €99 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Situated in Stockport, this apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Didsbury Park, Stockport Golf Club and Wilmslow Road. Platt Fields Park and Victoria ...
The Manchester @ St Petersgate
The Brewery Apartments
The Brewery Apartments
4 out of 5
19 Harvey St, Stockport, England
Situated in Stockport, this apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Stockport Golf Club, Didsbury Park and Wilmslow Road. Platt Fields Park and Victoria ...
The Brewery Apartments
Claremont Mews Wellington Telford Private Apartment Sleeps up to Three People
Claremont Mews Wellington Telford Private Apartment Sleeps up to Three People
King Street, Claremont Mews, 3, Telford, ENG
Located in Telford, this family-friendly apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from New Bucks Head Stadium, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Telford Ice Rink and Wonderland ...
Claremont Mews Wellington Telford Private Apartment Sleeps up to Three People
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