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Stoke-on-trent Travel Guide, United Kingdom


Stoke-on-Trent, UK - Overview: Only destination for world class pottery

“The Potteries” is the affectionate name which has been endowed upon to Stoke-on-Trent. This city is also summoned unique at the international platform as it comprises of six different towns, which are namely Hanley, Burslem, Tunstall, Longton, Fenton and Stoke. This city is renowned for its ceramic industry, which has proved to be a landmark in United Kingdom. At the same time, Stoke-on-Trent is also recognized as being the abode of few greatest pottery arts of the world like the Royal Doulton, the Spode and the Wedgewood.

The affluent industrial and cultural heritage of the city can be revealed by taking a look at the world acclaimed and laurelled museums of the city. Interestingly, the world renowned the Potteries Museum includes the greatest collection of ceramics of Staffordshire, which has been entirely designed by Reginald Mitchell. The entire manner in which the Gladstone Pottery Museum has been created, one can get to know regarding the life during the nineteenth century. One can also learn about one’s personal pottery skills by making a flower or throwing the pot. Thus, there is no other destination to purchase potteries apart from Stoke-on-Trent.

Coming to entertainment, there are several other Visitor Centers established in Stoke-on-Trent. Some of the famous ones are located at the Royal Doulton, the Wedgwood and Spode. These are famous for their factory tours, audio visual presentations, the craft demonstrations, the museums, the restaurants and enticing shopping opportunities. Though, the products which are mostly put on the sale, even under the second handed section might not reveal any imperfection to the buyers.

Some of the various theatres and galleries which are related to art are Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Regent Theatre, Victoria hall and Repertory theatre. Some of the famous celebrities are artists which belong to this city are Adrian Rawlins, Hanley Stafford, Alan lake and Freddie Jones.

Coming to music, Stoke-on-Trent has been recognized as the musical soul of the Staffordshire. It has been acknowledged for reviving the musical scene of Stoke. Nightclubs like the Shelley’s Laserdome and Golden Torch are very famous in Stoke for wonderfully exciting nightlife. There are few pop stars who do hail from the city and the most famous name among them is Robbie Williams.

Thus, apart from the ceramics and pottery industry, the city tends to be the host of various crowd-pulling entertainment and educating features.


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