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Stoke-upon-Trent Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 87 photos

You've probably never heard of Stoke on Trent if you are from outside the UK. It's a funny little place famous for pottery and Robbie Williams. People tend to dismiss it as a small town pretending to be a city (which isn't a million miles from the truth!) but as it is my home town I feel the need to share the good bits with whoever wants to know!

6 towns or 1 city?

Stoke is a funny place for many reasons. One of the most obvious is that we are officially a city (though we have no cathedral). Stoke is made up of 6 towns. Just to confuse things more the city is called Stoke ON Trent yet one of the towns is called Stoke UPON Trent. But there is very little there apart from a couple of Pottery Factories - the main shopping and nightlife centre is Hanley. Each town has its own identity but all some under the name Stoke-on-Trent. Confused? You will be!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A slice of English working class life
  • Cons:In need of a facelift!
  • In a nutshell:Good people, bad buildings!
  • Intro Written Sep 10, 2002
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  • SLK's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2010 at 7:25 AM

    yes good ole Stoke. It's like living in Kes.

  • zizkov's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2006 at 8:51 AM

    I never suspected the Potteries could be like the Highlands ;-)

  • DaveRowley's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2005 at 10:09 AM

    Ay up duck...get us on the map...hehe...mmmmmm too everyone reading this those blimin oatcakes are delicious, with a bit of black pudding and tons of salt and you're fairly done for breakfast :-) 5 weeks to go now Deb...waku waku waku

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2005 at 6:29 AM

    Oh I've heard of it - a dear friend is from here and I hoped to learn more... thanks for the insight. Hoping to learn even more :-)

  • KittyLou's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2005 at 2:57 PM

    I am planning on a day trip to Stoke on Trent this summer. Your tips have been very helpful.

  • pedersdottir's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2004 at 12:49 AM

    Easy to get confused on the highway round-about near the potteries - but the beehive kilns certainly rate a visit!


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