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Listed below are just some of our favourite attractions in the vicinity of Cordwainer Cottage. More can be found at Visit Stoke or the Staffordshire Tourism site.

Alton Towers: The UK's No. 1 theme park. Only 30 minutes' drive away.

Potteries: The city of Stoke-on-Trent comprises the 'Six Towns' of Hanley, Burslem, Longton, Stoke, Tunstall and Fenton, all famous for the production of some of the world's finest pottery.

The Staffordshire Hoard: The largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found, anywhere in the world.

The Churnet Valley: An area rich in history and natural beauty - attractive to ramblers, climbers, canal boaters and for steam enthusiasts there's the Churnet Valley Railway.

Cheadle: Historic market town - home to St Giles Roman Catholic Church (known as Pugin’s Gem) which is regarded as one of the finest churches in Britain. Designed in the 19th Century by Pugin, it is a gothic masterpiece.

Leek: Thriving, historic market town well known for its antique shops. Leisure centre with pool, tennis courts, gym, bandstand (afternoon bandstand concerts in the summer). Farmers' market every third Saturday. Weekly outdoor market every Wednesday. Many individual shops. Fifteen minutes' drive.


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Emma Bridgewater Factory:  Book a factory tour, decorate a piece of pottery, visit the on-site café and factory shop.

The Wedgwood Story, Visitor Centre: New award winning visitor centre at the home of world renowned pottery manufacturer Wedgwood. Craft demonstrations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions and factory tours. Shop and restaurants.

Moorcroft Pottery: Home of the famous art pottery, now more than a hundred years old, whose wares are highly collectable all over the world. Shop and exhibition.

Museums of the Potteries: The Potteries Museum and art gallery is home to the world's finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics. The Gladstone Pottery Museum is the only remaining complete Victorian pottery factory.

The Roaches: Superb site for walking and climbing, with the Peak District just beyond.

Peak Wildlife Park: Meet penguins, lemurs, wallabies, meerkats and who knows what else. Almost next door is the excellent Cottage Kitchen - a great place for breakfast or lunch - includes a shop which sells their own famous brand goods "Cottage Delight".

Keele Observatory: Open every Tuesday evening and on Saturday afternoon, free entry. Look at celestial objects through a vintage 31cm (12") refractor - or if it's cloudy, have a chat with the astronomers and have a look around. About 25mins from the cottage, at Keele University.

Tittesworth Reservoir: On the outskirts of Leek - a really good day out - visitor centre, restaurant, excellent children's adventure playground and walking trails - with the Roaches as a backdrop.

Rudyard Lake: Dramatic scenery, narrow gauge railway, a 2.5 mile (4km) long lake, sailing, canoeing, sailing, rowing, boat trips, fishing, walking, places to eat - it's where Rudyard Kipling's parents first met.

Intu Potteries Shopping and Leisure Centre: Shops, cinema complex, places to eat.

Cordwainer Cottage, Stoney Villa Farm, Bagnall, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST9 9JY Tel: 07962 223 383