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Stoke-on-TrentUnited Kingdom

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.

Top hotels in Stoke-on-Trent

Hilton Garden Inn Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
Hilton Garden Inn Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
The price is HK$527 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan

Situated in Stoke-on-Trent, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and Regent Theatre. Potteries Shopping Centre and Staffordshire ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)

"The place is very clean and pleasant staff just a button away. However, Parking charges is a bit expensive."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
North Stafford Hotel Town Centre
North Stafford Hotel Town Centre
3 out of 5
The price is HK$387 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec

Situated in Stoke-on-Trent, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Staffordshire University, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and Regent Theatre. Potteries ...

3.2/5 (718 reviews)

"The room was clean and tidy it was quite too . There was clean fresh towels & bedding also all we needed to make tea coffee . The staff were very helpful , polite, they made us feel welcome ."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

North Stafford Hotel Town Centre
Manor House Hotel Alsager
Manor House Hotel Alsager
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$497 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec

Situated in a rural location, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Apedale Community Country Park, Wychwood Park Conference Centre and Astbury ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (359 reviews)

"Breakfast was good helpful staff clean very quiet. slept well"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Manor House Hotel Alsager
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Stoke-on-Trent

Hanley Park House (Peymans)
Hanley Park House (Peymans)
2 out of 5

Situated in Stoke-on-Trent, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Staffordshire University, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and Britannia ...

1/5 (1 review)

"Property was not clean, dirty clothes in the chest of drawers and tablets were also found by my 4 year old daughter!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Hanley Park House (Peymans)
NEW Cosy 2BD Home Close To Centre Stoke On Trent
NEW Cosy 2BD Home Close To Centre Stoke On Trent
3 out of 5

Situated in Stoke-on-Trent, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Potteries Shopping Centre, Regent Theatre and The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. ...

NEW Cosy 2BD Home Close To Centre Stoke On Trent
Moorlands Farm Cottage
Moorlands Farm Cottage
3.5 out of 5

Situated in Stoke-on-Trent, this cottage is within 6 miles (10 km) of Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre, Consall Nature Park and Foxlowe Arts Centre. Alton Towers ...

Moorlands Farm Cottage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Stoke-on-Trent

3.8

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5 - Excellent 27.896995708154506%
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4 - Good 37.76824034334764%
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3 - Okay 26.180257510729614%
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2 - Disappointing 6.008583690987124%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Feb 2020

I live locally anyway but my girlfriend has never been here before, she enjoyed it and liked seeing how different it is to her own hometown.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Worked all weekend in the Potteries shopping centre. Unfortunately the town centre around the shopping centre looks a little run down, as I'm sure many town with large shopping malls do.

5/5 - Excellent

Tony

24 Jan 2020

On the whole very friendly people & lots to do in & around the area

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

Some lovely places to visit within 20 mile radius. Good theatres and restaurants. Leisure and walking good. History interesting. Some areas look derelect but you can see that is due to loss of the pottery industry.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Jan 2020

My home town and the hotel is a great location for visiting football club and of course the Potteries and its nearby attractions.

3/5 - Okay

Gnasher

22 Dec 2019

Regeneration ongoing