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Stoke-on-Trent

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

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.

DoubleTree by Hilton Stoke on Trent
DoubleTree by Hilton Stoke on Trent
4 out of 5
The price is £73 per night from 26 Aug to 26 Aug
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! (889 reviews)
"Hotel / rooms beautiful. Cocktails deelish. Breakfast was super, something for everyone. No complaints what’s so ever."

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Stoke on Trent
Hilton Garden Inn Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
Hilton Garden Inn Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
3.5 out of 5
Potteries Way Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England
The price is £73 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (41 reviews)
"A very new hotel with great room, reception and restaurant decor. Service was great, especially at breakfast where staff went out of their way to accommodate guests. I would only fault it for not having cut fruit available as part of the breakfast buffet"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
Holiday Inn Express Stoke On Trent
Holiday Inn Express Stoke On Trent
3 out of 5
The price is £85 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
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! (990 reviews)
"Friendly staff, quick check in"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2021

Holiday Inn Express Stoke On Trent
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Imperial Court Suites
Imperial Court Suites
4 out of 5
81-83 Inverness Terrace, London, England
The price is £58 per night from 9 Aug to 9 Aug
Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Queensway and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Hyde Park are also ...
3.5/5Good! (447 reviews)
"Excellent location. Helpful housekeeping. Very good service. Excellent reception services. The room was cleaned very well. The room was comfortable with AC. The housekeeping staff came daily and were very cooperative. Good value for money."

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2021

Imperial Court Suites
CitySuites Aparthotel
CitySuites Aparthotel
5 out of 5
16 Chapel Street, Manchester, England
The price is £117 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in Manchester City Centre, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manchester Cathedral, Printworks and National Football Museum. Exchange ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (363 reviews)
"Great location close to the city centre with excellent facilities including a swimming pool. Friendly staff and great breakfast."

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

CitySuites Aparthotel
Citadines Barbican London
Citadines Barbican London
4 out of 5
7-21 Goswell Road, London, England
The price is £89 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, Museum of London, and Barbican Arts Centre. St. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,278 reviews)
"Great location, kitchenette facilities and fridge were a gods sent. Very compact room."

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2021

Citadines Barbican London
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