Stoke On Trent town guide
Stoke-on-Trent, the centre of the area known as The Potteries has been important in pottery manufacture since Roman times. The well-known china factories of Wedgwood, Minton, Spode and Coalport are all around this area. The Wedgwood visitor Centre gives an insight into this industry in its heyday. The Gladstone Pottery Museum allows the visitor to appreciate the older style of pottery making in the Bottle Kiln.
There are many interesting places to visit in this area. The children will want to go to the nearby Theme Park of Alton Towers for the White Knuckle Rides. Set in large, beautiful gardens, this is a great day out for all the family.
The Museum of Brewing in Burton-on-Trent and the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford are easily reached if you should rent a car.
Trentham Gardens in Stafford itself, designed by the famous landscape gardener, Capability Brown is a joy, as is the glorious parkland of Shugborough Hall leading down to the Trent and Mersey Canal.