Stoke on Trent Area Guide
Stoke-on-Trent (often abbreviated to Stoke) is the largest city in Staffordshire. Together with the neighbouring boroughs of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands, it is part of North Staffordshire with a good mix of rural and urban areas.
Stoke is polycentric, having been formed by the federation of six towns in 1910. It took its name from Stoke-upon-Trent where the main centre of government and the principal railway station in the district were located. Hanley is the primary commercial centre. The other four towns are Burslem, Tunstall, Longton, and Fenton.
Stoke-on-Trent is also the home of the pottery industry in England and is commonly known as the Potteries, with the local residents known as Potters.
From adrenaline pumping rides on some of the world’s best rollercoasters, to relaxing walks among free-roaming endangered species, Stoke on Trent residents have contrasting options on offer.
Those who are inspired with the past can explore 1000 years of Staffordshire history in ancient cathedrals, medieval castles and magnificent stately homes, or potter around factory shops from our world-famous brands.
Alternatively you can get a taste of the county, with tantalising menus and ales to savour at the home of UK brewing.