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Stoke on Trent is reachable from our Anderton, Wrenbury, Whitchurch, Blackwater Meadow and Gailey Wharf Canal Boat Holidays marinas.

Starting Marina(s) : Anderton | Wrenbury | Whitchurch | Blackwater | Gailey

Canal(s) : Trent & Mersey

River(s) : n/a

As far back as the Bronze Age The River Trent has been a historic highway and it formed part of the trade route between the Continent and the metal-working industry in Ireland. Staffordshire is home to miles of scenic canals and Stoke on Trent has two canals running through its centre. The Trent and Mersey still passes by Stoke's traditional potteries and The Caldon Canal which runs for 18 miles from Stoke to Froghall Wharf.

Considered to be the home of the pottery industry and commonly known as The Potteries the area has been almost exclusively known for its industrial-scale pottery manufacturing since the 17th century. Many of the world renowned names in the pottery trade such as Royal Doulton, Spode, Wedgwood and Minton are linked to the area.

At The Wedgwood Visitor Centre learn about the history of Josiah Wedgwood and his immortal legacy. Watch the products being made then have a go at making them yourself at the potter's wheel

Visitors to the shop are offered an abundance of products from finest ceramics to sparkling crystal there is also a factory seconds outlet where exceptional bargains can be found.

For the young and for the young at heart visit Central Forest Park located in the heart of the city. On offer is the Stoke Skate Plaza - Europe's largest street style skate park and a safari-themed adventure play area. If you want some peace and quiet there is plenty of space to enjoy the fresh air and nature. Bring a picnic and sit by the lake which is home to a range of water birds including great crested grebes and coots.

Owned by the National Trust Biddulph Grange Garden is a delightful Victorian garden designed in the mid 19th century by James Bateman. Follow the tunnels and pathways that lead you on a miniature tour of the world. Sit in the calm surroundings of the Unique Chinese garden including a temple enclosed within its own Great Wall of China. The Victorians were known for their eccentricities and see if you can find within the grounds an upside-down tree and strange stone sculpture.

Set in beautiful country parkland The Trentham Estate offers a great day out for the whole family. View the Monkey Forest where 140 monkeys live in total freedom and roam freely in a 60 acre forest. Enjoy the tranquillity of acres of park and woodland or for the adventurous The Aerial Extreme is a family day out that is guaranteed to thrill. Take a cruise on the Miss Elizabeth on the lake which was designed by the famous landscape designer Capability Brown. There are also many food outlets situated in the Shopping Village and where you will be you sure to find something to suit everyone's taste.

If you are looking for the ultimate and unlimited family fun all year round then visit near by Alton Towers. Whether you're young or old you will love Alton Towers Resort's family rides or for the more adventurous the thrill rides are second to none. From the world famous Nemesis and Oblivion these rides are guaranteed to give you a white knuckle experience. The fantastic tropical Waterpark is incredibly popular and boasts hundreds of fantastic interactive water features.

Stoke-on-Trent is perhaps best known for being the home of the pottery industry. If pottery is your passion then you will not be disappointed with the wide range of wares – Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Portmeirion and Moorcroft to a name a few. The Potteries Shopping Centre is in the heart of the City and contains all of your favourite high street stores and more all under one roof.

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