Welcome to Stoke-on-Trent, the World Capital of Ceramics
Stoke-on-Trent is a unique City affectionately known as The Potteries. With its rich industrial heritage and history, Stoke-on-Trent has respectfully claimed the title of World Capital of Ceramics.
The City boasts many visitor centres, award winning museums, authentic factory tours, over 25 pottery factory shops and the exclusive Staffordshire Hoard. Come and visit the Trentham Estate with Italian Gardens, Shopping Village, Monkey Forest, and mile long lake.
We are also the closest city to Alton Towers Theme Park. A day will not be enough! The City is located less than an hour from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool and only one and a half hours direct from London Euston by train. Contact Stoke-on-Trent Tourist Information to make sure you don't miss a thing when you make it Stoke-on-Trent for your holiday!
Stoke-on-Trent is competing with a dozen other cities around the United Kingdom to be named the UK City of Culture in 2021. Get involved, share your perspective on culture and inspire others to get behind the bid at www.sot2021.com
Enjoy a spectacular free event for our UK City of Culture 2021 bid submission!
A water-based extravaganza is set to make a splash in the city centre to mark a major milestone in the push to be UK City of Culture 2021.
The city will be submitting Stoke-on-Trent's bid document on 28 April, outlining why we should claim the prestigious title. To mark this exciting event, bid partners will be bringing the free production There's Something In The Water, Duck - by Avanti Display - to Albion Square at 20.21pm on 29 April.
The celebration will also help the city to mark Staffordshire Day, which takes place on 1 May.
The show will feature a spectacular water display, opera and pyrotechnics - come and join us and get involved in the fun and don't forget to back the bid #sot2021