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Best Hotels in Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent Introduction

A former industrial city, Stoke-on-Trent still has reminders of its past, from the large chimneys that dominate the skyline to the red-brick factories now turned into flats and coffee shops. A sprawling city that quickly goes from modern to rural as you head towards the green valleys of the Peak District, Stoke-on-Trent was created from six different towns, giving each neighbourhood a distinct personality.

Hotels in Stoke-on-Trent

You'll find lots of cheap Stoke-on-Trent hotels in the city centre, which has a selection of 3 and 4-star accommodation. These hotels have comfortable rooms, with extras such as free WiFi and a complimentary breakfast. Some of the larger hotels also have indoor pools, and conference rooms for business travellers. Head to the outskirts of the city and you'll find larger rural hotels, which are ideal for visiting Alton Towers or the Peak District. With features such as on-site restaurants, large gardens and free parking, these practical hotels are great for families.

Where to stay

Stoke-on-Trent was formed from six separate towns and the Hanley area is generally considered to be the city centre. With a sprawling shopping area full of chain stores, and lots of modern office blocks, it's a little utilitarian in places. However, there's still a bit of Victorian architecture in place and a modern regeneration project means that the city is becoming an interesting place to explore. Hanley also has a lot of discount hotels, making it an excellent base for business travellers. Burslem is just to the north of Hanley and was the centre of Stoke-on-Trent's pottery industry. The red brick chimneys and industrial Victorian buildings still stand, with many ceramic manufacturers in the area. With factory shops and traditional tea rooms, Burslem is a step into the past.

Things to see

Surrounding an Italianate style country house, the Trentham Gardens cover around 300 acres. Around the house are neat pathways, perfectly trimmed hedges and colourful flower beds. Explore further and there's a calm lake area with fragrant wildflowers and an adventure playground where kids can climb and explore. Your little monkeys will also feel at home in the Trentham Monkey Forest. Head down shaded woodland trails and you'll see monkeys swinging from the trees overhead, with some of the braver creatures getting close to visitors. Kids will love seeing the monkeys frolicking and playing, and they can learn more about them during the feeding time talks. The city's industrial past really comes to life at the Gladstone Pottery Museum, a former factory which still has the grimy, dark atmosphere of the industrial era. See the old ovens and chimneys up close, then head to the museum to see displays of the colourful, intricate ceramics that were made at the factory, from pretty tiles to Victorian toilets.

How to get to Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent is about an hour from Birmingham Airport, which has flights arriving from across Europe. There's also a direct rail service, which takes about an hour and 15 minutes. East Midlands Airport is a similar distance, and is a popular arrival point for budget European airlines. From here you can get the Skylink coach to Derby, then change for Stoke-on-Trent, with the journey taking just under 2 hours. Stoke-on-Trent railway station is the main arrival point for the city, with direct trains from London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly. There are also a few smaller suburban train stations which make it easy to travel in Stoke-on-Trent.