thumb|200px|Restored bottle kilns in Stoke-on-Trent

7 things to do

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Trentham Gardens

is a large public park area served by bus routes from the city centre (Hanley). There is a small admission charge, but various activities are available there such as a petting zoo and children's adventure playground. Depending on the weather it is also possible to rent boats and jet-ski's for fun on the expansive lakes and the natural beauty of the Gardens can be exquisite. "The Monkey Forest" with free-ranging Barbary macaques can also be found here but requires a separate admission fee (currently £5.50 for adults, £4.00 for children from 3 – 14 years, free for children under 3).

SEE   —  Map

City Museum and Art Gallery

is well worth a visit, housing a world-class ceramics collection and also a preserved Spitfire, in memory of its designer, Reginald Mitchell, a native of Stoke.

SEE   —  Bethesda Street

Gladstone Pottery Museum

is a popular tourist spot for all the family and features numerous activities including a chance to see the famous bottle kilns of the city.

SEE   —  Map

Moat House

a four-star hotel on Festival Park, part of which was originally the mansion of Josiah Wedgwood.

SLEEP   —  Map


Also very popular, one of the last remaining fully working family-run Victorian potteries.

SEE   —  Map

George Hotel

a fine hotel in an area not known for its accommodation options

SLEEP   —  Burslem

North Stafford Hotel

adequate and conveniently-located for sleeping arrangements

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