Stoke-on-Trent is ideally placed in the Heart of England for a weekend away, a short break or a day out.

Less than an hour from Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent is less than 90 minutes on the half hourly train service from London.

Road, Rail, or Air, Stoke on Trent is centrally located in the heart of the UK, with a great network of public transport for you to get around once you arrive!

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Together with the neighbouring boroughs of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands, it is part of North Staffordshire, which, in 2011, had a population of 469,000.

The National Rail Enquiries website provides all timetable and ticket information.

Stoke-on-Trent has over 150km of cycle routes including off-road routes such as canal towpaths, river paths and greenways where you can explore the hidden, green areas of the city. Brompton Bike Hire is a 24/7 cycle hire service with docks nationwide, including Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station.

Information on Car Parking in Stoke-on-Trent Please note that if you are driving a Motorhome many of our car parks in the City Centre have height restrictions.

However the Birch Terrace car park, postcode ST1 3AS does not currently have any restrictions.

It is not known which of these was intended here, and all are plausible.

The most frequently suggested interpretations derive from a crossing point on the Roman road that ran from present-day Derby to Chesterton or the early presence of a church, said to have been founded in 670 AD.

Ultimately, Wolstanton was instead added to Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1932.