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Stoke-on-Trent is made up of the towns Hanley, Stoke, Burslem, Fenton and Longton. The city is also known as The Potteries, due to its rich industrial heritage and history. This has also earnt it the title of World Capital of Ceramics. Amongst the city, you will be able to explore Stoke-on-Trent’s history through the museums, factory tours, and pottery shops that line the streets.
If you are moving to or from Stoke-on-Trent, or any of the surrounding areas, get in touch with family-run removals firm Britannia Goodwins. As well as removals in Staffordshire and South Cheshire, they can also provide packing and storage services.
Days Out in Stoke-on-Trent
There is lots to see and do in Stoke-on-Trent and it can be enjoyed by those of all ages. The Potters Museum and Art Gallery is free to visitors and houses the largest collection of Staffordshire ceramics and Anglo-Saxon treasure. There is also a WWII MARK XV1 Spitfire which is a highlight of a visit for many.
A unique experience for everyone is Trentham Monkey Forest. 60 acres of stunning English woodland is home to 140 Barbary macaques. They are free to roam the land as they please and you will often see them playing in the trees or cutting off your path as you walk the many forest trails. There are hourly feeding talks so you can learn more about the species.
If you want an insight into 17th century Stoke-on-Trent life visit the magnificent Ford Green Hall. Generations of the Ford family have called the timber-framed farmhouse home for over 200 years. Visitors can take in the wonderful gardens and stroll through the rooms of the house which appear as though they have never been touched since the early 1600s.
For something a little more extreme you could try one of the high rope adventure courses at Aerial Extreme. After a safety briefing, you will be attached to the course safely and can spend a couple of hours tackling the different obstacles above the forest floor.
Transport Links Stoke-on-Trent
Drivers wanting to go north or south can hop on the M6 at junction 15 which is just a short drive west from the city. A variety of A roads also provide important road links and Derby can be accessed in under an hour by car, as can Birmingham.
Stoke-on-Trent railway station is an interchange station on the West Coast Main Line. Many Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire train services run through the town. There are five different providers with trains serving Stoke-on-Trent station and destinations covered include London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, Derby, Crew, Birmingham, Reading, Oxford, Southampton, Bournemouth and Wolverhampton.
Longton, one of the towns making up the city, also has its own railway station. There are two trains per hour, one to Derby and one to Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe.