Stoke-on-Trent is officially recognised as the "World Capital of Ceramics", is affectionately nicknamed 'The Potteries'.

  • Culture

    • Visit Trentham Gardens for a truly enjoyable day - where peace and tranquility meet fun and adventure. A stroll around the sprawling acres gardens is like a trip around the gardens of the world, with themed sections containing flora and fauna from around the world. There's also an adventure playground/assault course for kids to tackle, and a fantastic maze to get lost in!

    • Nearby, Alton Towers is the UK’s favourite theme park and comes with some of the world's most thrilling rides and rollercoasters, a waterpark, a golf course and even a hotel.

    • A tour of the pottery factories brings you up close with history, as Stoke's pottery has been enjoyed around the world for decades. Here you'll see the famous potters in action, browse their archives of rare and unique pottery through the ages, and you can even try your own hand at making some unique Staffordshire pottery all of your own.

  • Dining & Shopping

    • For food and drink, Trentham Shopping Village is your one-stop location, and has to be seen to be believed. Sixty timber lodges are home to a wide range of Shops, Cafés & Restaurants with a lovely friendly village atmosphere.

    • Shop til you drop at independent retailers and large high street names.

    • Affordable, traditional English food can be found at the many cafes here, such as Riverside, or try Cafe on the Square or Capabilitea for a mix of traditional cream teas and lunches.

  • Did you know?

    • Stoke wasn't officially classed as a city until March 1910. Pottery from Stoke has been sold around the world since the 17th century.

    • Edward John Smith was born in Stoke - more famously known as the captain of ill-fated liner, The Titanic.

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