Stoke-upon-Trent Travel Guide

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Stoke-upon-Trent Things to Do

  • Josiah Wedgewood

    Josiah Wedgewood's statue has pride of place outside Stoke Station in front of the North Stafford Hotel.Josiah Wedgewood is credited with the industrialization of pottery. His factory stood in Etruria in Stoke. He was a staunch abolitionist against slavery. He lived from 1730 to 1795.

  • Statue – Sir Stanley Matthews CBE

    Sir Stanley Matthews CBE born in Hanley (1 February 1915 – 23 February 2000) was symbolic with the game of football, a true sportsman and gentleman and often regarded as one of the greatest players of the English game. The bronze statue was sculptured by Colin Melbourne in 1987 and was unveiled by the great man himself to commemorate the completion...

  • Lest We Forget

    War Memorial The Stoke Spa memorial is in the form of a bronze figure of Victory, with head bowed and her right arm holding up a sword encircled by a wreath, behind her left heel is a circular shield. The figure stands atop a square plinth, which bears a bronze plaque to the front displaying the Stoke on Trent coat of arms encircled by a wreath and...

  • River Trent

    The River is the third longest in England, and where Stoke-on-Trent derives its name, it flows into the city at Norton Green, passes through Stoke and merges with the Lyme, Fowlea and other brooks that drain the 'six towns' of the Staffordshire Potteries to become the River Trent and out at Hanford.The River Trent around which the hamlet of...

  • Sculpture Trail

    Stoke has plenty of modern sculptures, too. From the station I picked up a sculpture trail leaflet, though I did not have time to follow it and only came across a few of them. Still given more time I like the idea of tracking them all down.

  • Stoke Minster Cathedral

    This looked like a lovely church, but as there was a wedding going on when I visited, I could not go inside. In the graveyard I found the tomb of Josiah Wedgewood near the arches of the old ruined church. There was also a burial plot for the Spode family, including the famous Josiah Spode.Stoke Minster Church is around 1,300 years old. As the...

  • The Former Spode Factory

    The Former Spode Factory now houses a little museum and an exhibition gallery. I liked the fact it was set on a real former factory. As well as pottery items the museum contained pottery moulds and some machinery so you could get an idea of pottery techniques.Josiah Spode got this site on Church Street, Stoke in 1776 and built his factory here....

  • The Stoke Museum and Art Gallery

    This museum is located in Hanley. Entry is free. On the ground floor among other things it has some of the items from the Staffordshire Hoard. Due to lack of time I did not visit this. I concentrated on the first floor which was all about pottery.The exhibits here were interesting with some sections devoted to particularly famous pottery producers...

  • The Trentham Estate

    From a historical perspective, the pottery industry may be the main reason visitors come to Stoke, but of course there are other things to see and do as well, and one of them is the Trentham Estate.The Estate, which is at the southern end of the city, covers around 300 acres and is a peaceful, but contemporary, leisure area. The main focal point is...


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Stoke-upon-Trent Restaurants

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    Corky's: A very bizarre experience!

    by debbyt Written Sep 6, 2002

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    Corky's is an experience not to be missed. Mr Bob, the owner, married a Thai lady and the two of them now serve fantastic thai food in the most typically backstreet, local pub. The contrast of the venue and food is brilliant. To be eating delicious thai food whilst the old man sips a pint of bitter and talks in a strong Stokey accent that can be bearly understood messes with my head even now. For true comedy, go on a Sunday night when the quiz is on! But trust me, the locals won't like it if you win!

    Favorite Dish: Kashmir curry. It's a creamy curry, best with chicken, with fried diced potatoes on top. The thai fish cakes are amazing too.

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Stoke-upon-Trent Nightlife

  • Hanley at night

    When night falls, Stoke becomes a ghost town or looks somewhat like one rather. During the weekends, parts of Hanley is crowded with yobs and tarts trying to get into the clubs to get drunk. Enjoy your night out!

  • Indie dancing

    The sugarmill is a lifesaver if you like indie/alternative/rock music. Unfortunately a lot of clubs in Stoke are dedicated to the evil god of dodgy pop/chart music. However if you enjoy listening and dancing to music with a little more depth, the sugarmill is a great place to do so. The crowd are young, friendly, a mix of students and locals....

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Stoke-upon-Trent Transportation

  • City Centre Bus Station

    The new bus station opened on Tuesday 26 March 2013 and was built at a cost of £15 million having been designed to provide the very latest facilities for passengers. The station includes 22 bus departure bays, waiting facilities and a passenger information office, interactive touch-screen bus journey planners, a convenience store and toilets for...

  • By Rail to Stoke on Trent

    Trains for Stoke on Trent are run by Virgin Trains on the line between Euston and Manchester Trains leave Euston at 05 and 35 minutes past the hour during the working day (10 and 53 minutes past the hour on Saturdays & 05 and 28 minutes past the hour on Sundays). The journey takes just over an hour and a half on weekdays. I travelled on a Friday...

  • A500

    Be warned the city round peak times is a nightmare. Ongoing works on the A500 or 'D' road as the locals call (our main link road) will add plenty of time and frustration especially if you are trying to get in to the city centre or beyond.For example I live approximately 40 minutes from Manchester city centre. To get to Hanley (city centre) a...


Stoke-upon-Trent Shopping

  • Shopping Centre

    The Potteries Shopping Centre is the largest shopping centre in Staffordshire and South Cheshire boasting many big name shops and a multi storey car pak for easy access.Monday to Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pmThursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pmFriday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pmSaturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pmSunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pmemail ...

  • Spode Chinaware

    This place is nice as it creates a sense of history in your visit. I like to go to places with some historical information. They have a little museum that's a little run-down but it's still useful. The factory shop for its product are not as cheap as imagined but it's better than London of course. The place seems like a warehouse with plenty to...

  • Wedgewood Chinaware

    Among all the big names in Chinaware in Stoke On Trent, I'd say that I prefer Wedgwood cos it's a little more livelier than the others. As a man, I like a place where it offers a nice little cafe for me to sit and have a sandwich and coffee while the ladies shop. The prices are not too much of a difference but it is cheaper than the retail prices...


Stoke-upon-Trent Local Customs

  • Oatcakes

    Oatcakes was born in North Staffordshire and are Britain's longest surviving food industry. It is made of oatmeal, flour, water, salt and yeast. There are many shops selling oatcakes in Staffordshire but one of the most popular one is here. Personally, I hate it. But what's love got to do with it ey...?

  • Duck?

    While the rest of the world is using other animals like puppy, cock, tiger or pig to show affection or hatred to someone, here in Staffordshire, we use ''duck''. Firstly the word “duck” (a term of greeting, for man or woman) has nothing at all to do with the winged bird of the same name! I have absolutely no idea how it came about, nor do my mates....

  • Food

    The local food is the humble oatcake.It's basically a thin savoury pancake. Best bought from an oatcake shop rather than the shoe leather ones in supermarkets.The usual filling is bacon and cheese and the oatcake rolled. In fact anything from a traditional cooked english breakfast works well. Yum


Stoke-upon-Trent Warnings and Dangers

  • stoke city hooligans

    Went to see my team Newcastle play at Stoke a few years back and scenes were unreal, literally thousands of them going on the rampage attacking anything that moved, never ever have I witnessed such scenes at a football game, needless to say I won't be going back as Stoke City have some of the most violent fans in the country who need to be dealt...

  • Espresso machine in the hand of a...

    If you want to see fireworks in your kithchen, just let your friend use a Italian Moka. And you will enjoy a wonderfull modern wall-painting.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Stoke-upon-Trent Off The Beaten Path

  • Amerton Farm and Craft Centre

    Amerton Farm started in 1984 as a Tea Room in a converted cowshed and now provides an array of attractions, consisting of various craft and retail units, including the Tearoom and The British Wildlife Rescue Centre.The Centre cares for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife and includes a hospital, pool and enclosures. Where possible all residents are...

  • Mow Cop Castle

    The highest point in Stoke-on-Trent offers magnificence views over the moorlands. On a clear day, you may even see the city of Manchester from the peak. The familiar sight here is of course Mow Cop Castle but all's left is a tower of ruins guarding over the hilly terrains. It was built over 250 years ago as a watch tower. Gorgeous building but...

  • Molly Leigh

    It was said that the last witch in Britain, Molly Leigh was buried here in St John's Churchyard, Burslem. She was born in the year 1685 and lived most fo her life in her dark cottage. She was said to be in need of an extreme makeover(yes, she's very ugly) and has been labelled a witch by the locals who found her lifestyle weird. After her burial,...


Stoke-upon-Trent Sports & Outdoors

  • Stoke City – The Potters

    Stoke City are one of the 92 professional football clubs from England and Wales that make up the Premier League and the Football League, and currently play in the Premier League, which is the top tier. The club was founded in 1863 as Stoke Ramblers and changed its name to Stoke City in 1925 after Stoke-on-Trent was granted city status. Stoke are...

  • Britannia Stadium

    The Britannia Stadium is the home of Stoke City Football Club and has been so since the summer of 1997. The stadium has a current all-seater capacity of 27,743.The stadium cost nearly £15 million to build and moved Stoke into the modern era following 119 years at the Victoria Ground.A noisy atmosphere is always guaranteed at this compact stadium,...

  • Stoke City FC - Britannia Stadium

    Manchester City played Stoke City away on Saturday 24th March 2012 (Drew 1-1). I travelled to the Britannia Stadium to watch this match.We stopped off for a couple of hours at a sports club before doing the rest of the journey to Stoke's stadium. The club was 10 minutes away from the ground (see review).The stadium itself looks very impressive from...


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    History of Stoke-on-Trent

    by grayfo Written Aug 15, 2014

    Favorite thing: Although the city is named after the original town of Stoke, it is made up of six towns; Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton. History shows, however, that there have been settlements scattered throughout the Stoke on Trent area for thousands of years. Hanley’s existence was first recorded in 1227, it was known then as Hanlih and was nothing more than a small village. There is also evidence of coal mining and iron working in Tunstall that dates back to the 13th century.

    Map of Stoke ��� 1775
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