Stoke, also known as Stoke on Trent is located in Staffordshire in the midlands area of England, easily reached from cities such as Manchester and Birmingham.
Stoke on Trent has a significant history when it comes to the pottery industry of England and is considered to be the home of English pottery with many pottery manufacturers and famous artists and potters residing in the area such as Clarice Cliff and Charlotte Rhead. Stoke is proud of this significant history of the city and there are museums, shops and visitors centres all centring around the pottery industry. Such attractions include The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Wedgewood Museum and Visitors Centre and factory shops from popular ceramics manufacturers such as Emma Bridgewater and over 30 others.
Stoke is considered to be a great place for families to spend a few days as there are lots of things to see and do for visitors including children in and around the city; Alton Towers, Englands biggest theme park is located south of the city between Stoke and Uttoxeter with many choosing to stay in Stoke on Trent for the convenience, great value and excellent choice of hotels. Monkey Forest is a fun attraction for all of the family and is s 60 acre forest park which allows you to walk around the footpaths where the monkeys roam freely. Aerial Extreme is another outdoor attraction which is a series of high rope adventure and agility courses, ideal for fun seeking adults and even children over 14.
There are many reasons for visiting Stoke, having a particular interest in pottery would be the main one however the city is home to many headquarters of strong national and international businesses resulting in many business trips to the city resulting in hotels to suit this particular guest.
If you are travelling as a family and plan to visit Alton Towers you could consider staying in the Alton Towers hotel which has a fun choice of themed rooms, the most difficult part will be choosing which theme to go for!
Stoke has many budget chain hotels which you see in most of the other major cities such as Premier Inn, Travelodge and Holiday Inn Express. For those looking for an independent Stoke hotel yet still on a budget with the standards you expect from an international chain of hotels then you may be interested in the Best Western Moat House Hotel on the north side of Stoke on Trent with four stars and budget friendly rooms from Â£43 per night.