Stoke-on-Trent // by BecBec

Stoke-on-Trent City Travel in the UK Series

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Hi I’m Rebecca, I live in the West Midlands. My blog BecBec is a lifestyle blog mainly focusing on books, travel and social media.

Why I chose to write about Stoke-on-Trent…

I have chosen Stoke-on-Trent because the place holds special memories for me. It was my University town for three years and I stayed for a further two after. Stoke-on-Trent does have an unfair reputation of being not a great place to live and be in. The city has undergone massive transformation and it really is a great place to live with lots of things to do.

5 things to see and do in Stoke-on-Trent

Trentham Gardens

These lovely gardens are perfect for walking the dog and having a day out in the fresh air. There is also a food and shopping outlet – the monkey gardens are next door and offers the perfect opportunity to get close to them.

Potteries Shopping Centre

This shopping centre has a massive Primark amongst Topshop, H&M and others. There is also a cinema and a massive food court with Frankie and Bennies, Pan Asia, Chiquitos and other food outlets calling it home.

Cycling

Sustain Staffs is a massive project from the council encouraging locals to get on their bikes and explore Stoke. I got a bunch of free maps and spent so many hours cycling across the canal network.

Alton Towers

Need I say more? It is a fab theme park however I love the Alton Towers Spa and have been there a few times with friends, it is good value to use the Aqua Relaxation rooms.

Emma Bridgewater

I love Emma Bridgewater for being able to paint your own pottery. It is costly compared to other pottery places however it really is a lovely memento of your day.

Rebecca’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in Stoke-on-Trent

Pieminister in Trentham Gardens is awesome for great pies and Frankie and Bennies is great for a family meal. If you are in Stoke you need to buy an oatcake from one of the many independent oatcake shops that are around the city.

A map of things to do in Stoke-on-Trent…


Thank you to Rebecca for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.

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  • Emma Ramsell

    Aww, I love Stoke on Trent! I have so many memories of visiting Alton Towers as a spotty little teen! This post has made me smile from ear to ear.
    Em
    Emmajaderamselll.wordpress.com xx

  • Sarah Pears

    Stoke on Trent sounds lovely! I’ve been to Alton Towers a few times – it’s definitely my favourite theme park in the UK!

    Sarah | http://www.justbuttonsblog.co.uk

  • Gwennan Rees

    I used to go to university in North Wales and at least half of the people in my halls were from Stoke on Trent! I have heard such good things about the Potteries and I went to Alton Towers about 10 times when I was up there!