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Wedgwood 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.
Chester- There is a wealth of things to do in the Roman City of Chester which can be seen on foot, because of the amazing survival of the old city wall. You can walk right round Chester on this superb footpath. Grosvenor Park miniature Railway is one of Chester's premier attractions for 9-90 year olds!. You can experience this steam railway laid out in the Grosvenor Park amongst the ducks, moorhens & geese. Lying outside the town is Chester Zoo is home to 7000 animals including some of the most endangered species on the planet.
Stoke on Trent- 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.
Potteries- 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.See our other locations
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Address : Crown Street, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8QN
By Road : For sat nav user’s ST15 8QN From the South get off Stafford Junction 14 (M6) take the A34 North or From the North get off Stoke Junction 15 (M6) take the A34 south. Approx 7 miles take the A520 into Stone (right at the roundabout). About half a mile you join the one way system (still on the A520) you have to bear left. From that point 200 yards further up on the left hand side you will see our large sign turning left at the sign and then left again into our yard.
By Rail : Stone railway station is under a mile away from the Marina, from London change at Stafford for the 8 minutes journey by train to Stone. If you get the train from any of these airports and arrive into Stone Station, we offer a collection service. We tend to use the London Midland service ourselves.
By Air : If you are traveling by Plane, we are an hour by train from Manchester and Birmingham. About 2.5 – 3 hours if travelling from London. If you get the train from any of these airports and arrive into Stone Station, we offer a collection service. We tend to use the London Midland service ourselves.
|Route Name||Route Type||Days||Cruising Hours||Locks|
|Stoke on Trent and the Potteries from Stone||Short Break||4.00||11.50||24|
|Great Haywood and Shugborough Hall from Stone||Few Locks||4.00||10.00||10|
|Penkridge through the Staffordshire countryside from Stone||Rural||5.00||20.50||22|
|Trent and Mersey Canal Stone to Fradley Junction||Rural||5.00||21.75||20|
|Black Country Museum in Birmingham from Stone||Kids||8.00||44.00||78|
|Four Counties Ring from Stone||Ring||8.00 to 12.00||60.00||93|
|Caldon Canal and Froghall basin from Stone||Kids||8.00||33.00||60|
|Burton upon Trent from Stone||Rural||8.00||34.00||42|
|Canal Gems Harecastle Tunnel and Anderton boat lift from Stone||Weeks Holiday||8.00 to 12.00||47.00||94|
|Alton Towers and Caldon Canal from Stone||Kids||8.00||33.00||60|
Accommodation : www.booking.com Stone House hotel http://www.bespokehotels.com/stonehousehotel
Taxis : Stone valley Cabz Tel 01785 617143 K Cabs taxis Tel 01785 818400 Secure Cabs- 01785 812805 Car Hire https://www.rhinocarhire.com/
Groceries : Groceries: Sainsburys and Morrisons supermarkets both have stores in Stone
Bike Hire : http://www.churnetvalleycyclehire.co.uk