5 North Staffordshire towns to visit

The town pages give an idea of what there is available in the area of each of the 5 North Staffordshire towns we have selected



The County Town, a market town, a mix of architecture with a modern shopping area, quiet lanes of old buildings including the Ancient High House (home of the Staffordshire Yeomanry Museum) and a riverside park. Overlooking the town is Stafford Castle, and on the north west edge of town are Doxey Marshes, a wetland nature reserve. Being home to a university the students give a vibrancy to the town - Stafford Station in on the main West Coast Line with services to Birmingham, Manchester & London
Nearby places of interest - NT Shugborough, Cannock Chase, Rodbaston Animal Zone and The Owl Experience and Bird of Prey Rescue Centre
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This is a traditional market town, situated on the Trent and Mersey Canal it has a relaxed feel about it, the old high street is traffic free. The town has a reputation for its food outlets, it has a regular Farmers Market and an annual Food Festival. Of course good food is complimented by a good drink and Stone is home to a microbrewery. Take a walk by the canal and stop at Star Lock and watch the world go by or wonder along the canal to Aston Marina for a relaxing drink or meal or just look at the boats.
Nearby places of interest - NT Downes Banks, World of Wedgwood and Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre
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Stoke on Trent

Yes Stoke is an old industrial city but it is not all Victorian factories and back to back housing as much of the media would suggest - Stoke is a modernising Green City, with over 100 green spaces, nature reserves, as well as the Trent and Mersey and Caldon Canals providing linier green routes across the city. It is also a city made up of 'The Six Towns' , these were the centre of the Pottery Industry, the City claimed the title of Ceramic Capitol of the World and is proud of its Industrial Heritage however the city is in its renascence and reinventing its self. The area has more than its industrial heritage to be proud of with world famous Gardens at Biddulph Grange (NT) and Trentham Italian Gardens, historic properties like Ford Green Hall and the Cultural Quarter having the nationally recognised Regent Theatre, Victoria Hall (concert venue) and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery which not only holds a world class ceramics collection and art collection but the Staffordshire Horde, and a full size Spitfire in its own gallery.
Nearby places of interest - Trentham Gardens, Monkey Forest and Shopping Village, World of Wedgwood and Biddulph Grange
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A traditional market town which still has an outdoor and indoor market. The town is home to 'Pugin's Gem' this fine church is an exceptional example of the Gothic Revival as executed by the architect of the Houses of Parliament. The town is also the gateway town to Alton Towers and some excellent walking country
Nearby places of interest - Alton Towers, NT Hawksmoor, Foxfield Railway, Peak Wildlife Park, Churnet Valley Railway, RSPB Consall Woods
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Leek fashions itself as Queen of the Moorlands, an historic market town, with a history of weaving and textiles. It has a bustling outdoor market and a number of Antique shops. There are a number of tourist attractions in the area as well as being the gateway town to the Staffordshire Moorlands and Staffordshire Peak District.
Nearby places of interest - Tittesworth Reservoir, Rudyard Lake, The Churnet Valley Railway, Peak Wildlife Park and The Roaches
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Each has its own character, each is rightly proud of what it can offer the tourist.




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