The home of pottery and the WW2 Spitfire, Stoke-on-Trent has a history of industry and innovation, but it’s also a treasure trove of rest, relaxation, activity and adventure for those who choose to visit on a Stoke-on-Trent spa day or break.
Stoke-on-Trent (often simply referred to as ‘Stoke’) has also been affectionately termed ‘The Potteries’, which gives you a strong indication about its heritage. Proudly proclaiming itself the ‘World Capital of Ceramics’, its reputation began in the 17th century and it remains home to the likes of the Emma Bridgewater factory as well as brands including Wedgwood, Portmeirion, Spode, Royal Doulton, and Royal Stafford.
It’s not just ceramics however. Spa days in Stoke-on-Trent can incorporate a variety of attractions, such as the Trentham Estate with its award-winning Italian gardens, shopping village and Monkey Forest, where you can walk amongst 140 free-roaming Barbary macaques. It is the closest city to the Alton Towers Resort, and that’s in addition to local shops, restaurants and cafes to explore.
Spa hotels in Stoke-on-Trent and in the surrounding area offer luxury and tranquility as well as access to all these lovely things to do. Hoar Cross Hall is a particular favourite amongst those celebrating special occasions or enjoying a romantic escape. Meanwhile, Mottram Hall is a luxurious estate known for its famous Champneys spa as well as its 18-hole championship golf course and grounds totalling 270 acres for visitors to explore.