All you need to know about The Potteries – Stoke-on-Trent

Trentham Estate

Stoke-on-Trent is a unique City affectionately known as The Potteries. With its rich industrial heritage it has respectfully claimed the title of World Capital of Ceramics.

The City features several visitor centres, celebrated museums, authentic workshop excursions, more than 25 ceramic factory stores and the exquisite Staffordshire Hoard, for a bit of British history. When in Stoke, the Trentham Estate with its Italian Gardens is one of a number of grand properties worth visiting. You may also want to see the mile long lake, do a spot of shopping in the Shopping Village or take the family to the Monkey Forest.

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Wedgwood Museum 2The Potteries – Make a stop at one of Stoke’s many award-winning museums and visitor centres, view notable collections, move on to a factory visit and watch pottery artisans as they work. Here at  www.coachholidays.com you will find tours to the Potteries that include having a go yourself at producing your own work of art!

You will be spoilt for choice with the world renowned Wedgwood, Portmeirion, Aynsley, Emma Bridgewater and Burleigh to choose from so where better to buy the real thing for your home or as a gift?

Homes and Gardens – From the Trentham Estate to Shugborough, with its mansion house, servants’ quarters, farm, mill and dairy, there are a good number of Shugborough Estateother estates to visit. Shugborough is a great one to investigate, if you desire an ‘Upstairs- Downstairs’ experience.

 Museum – If a bit of history and culture is your interest, you may want to visit the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition, where admission is Free! The exhibition is currently running till the 1st of September 2013, giving you a unique opportunity to view and learn about these stunning specimens of intricate metalwork from Saxon times.

Potteries Shopping CentreCity centre – For a spot of shopping, the city centre has good number of high street brands and shops. With near a hundred shops, the Potteries Shopping Centre has something for the happy shopper.

Try a browse round the cultural quarter with its theatres and Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, if you want to enjoy Stoke as the locals do.

Outdoors – Cycling, Alton Towers, skateboarding and roller skating facilities, Indoors – climbing centre, bouldering centre and many indoor leisure centres are all in Stoke or very close by.

We offer many coaching holidays with several of our trusted tour operator to Stoke and other towns in Staffordshire. These tours include excursions to many of the attractions mentioned above. Below is taster of our fantastic holidays to Stoke:Staffordshire Hoard

ABHA   – Hawkstone Park and Ironbridge with Abacus Coaches

AWE2216 – Shrewsbury Flower Show and Shugborough Hall with Eastons Holidays

GLNSN – The Potteries, Cadburys World and Shropshire Highlights with Glenton (Scottish pickups)

BSDBYSA – Stately Shugborough and Chatsworth with Shearings Holidays

WSTOKEO – Pots and Perennials with Wilfreda Beehive

G3129 – Derbyshire and the Potteries with Woods Travel 

You could also browse our website www.coachholidays.com for more holidays or call our courteous staff on 0845 330 3747, when you’re ready to go.

Visit www.visitstoke.co.uk for an in-depth look at what Stoke-on-Trent has to offer.

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