Distance from site: 8.8 miles
Etruria Industrial Museum, Lower Bedford Street, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7AF
Telephone: 01782 233144 or 07900 267711
Etruria Industrial Museum Website
The museum was the location for an important bone and flint mill providing raw materials to the Pottery industry since 1770. You will be able to see the last steam powered potters mill in Britain.
Several times a year the 1903 boiler is fired up to run the machinery. Steaming days run from 11am with last entry at 4pm. Please check on their website for ‘in steam’ dates.
Distance from site: 8.4 miles
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda St, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW
Telephone: 01782 232323
The Potteries Museum Website
While visiting Stoke-on-Trent you should definitely head to The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery which has free admission.
At the museum you will be able to see the best collection of Staffordshire ceramics on display and a Spitfire from World War 2 (designed by R. J. Mitchell who was born within the local area).
You will also be able to see items from the Staffordshire Hoard, the videos below explain more about this extraordinary find in a Staffordshire field.
Distance from site: 15.3 miles
Gladstone Pottery Museum
Telephone: 01782 237777
Gladstone Pottery Museum Website
The Pottery from Stoke-on-Trent is famous around the world. At the Gladstone Pottery Museum you can see the giant bottle kilns which were used to fire the bone china tablewear. It is the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country.
Experience for your self the working conditions of the men, women and children of the day. Watch daily demonstrations of pottery skill and even try your hand at throwing a pot, making bone china flower or decorating a piece a pottery. There is also a gift shop and tea room which is open to both museum visitors and the general public.
Distance from site: 13 miles
Address: The University of Manchester, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL, United Kingdom
Phone: 01477 571 766
Jodrell Bank Website
You can actually see the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank from Lask Edge Road just a few hundred meters from the caravan site.
The Lovell telescope was completed in 1957 and was operational in time to track Sputnik.
There is also a music festival held every year where images/videos are projected onto the dish.
Images from rambleswithacamera.blogspot.com, livefromjodrellbank.com
Distance from site: 4.1
Post Code: ST13 8XB
Phone: 01538 306280
Rudyard Lake Website
Steam Train Days Out Website
This is the local reservoir and it was constructed in the late 1700’s to feed the Caldon Canal. In the 1800s it was a popular destination for daytrippers using the North Staffordshire Railway. The lake is still used for water activities such as boating, canoeing, fishing and also for walks, and for its recreational steam train. Rudyard Kipling was name after the lake.
In 2006 Top Gear visited the Lake for one of their challenges:
There is also a recreational steam train:
Images from wikimedia.org, tenquarter.org
Distance from site: 8.7 miles
Address: Little Moreton Hall, Newcastle Rd, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4SD
Phone: 01260 272018
Little Moreton Hall Website
Little Moreton Hall is a National Trust property and an iconic Tudor manor which has been standing for over 500 years to the amazement of architects and structural engineers.
Images from wikipedia.org, flickr.com,
Distance from site: 2.8 miles
Address: Grange Rd, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7SD
Phone: 01782 517999
Biddulph Grange Gardens Website
Biddulph Grange Gardens is National Trust property located close to the caravan site and on fair weather days would be a very nice walk.
This Victorian garden was created by James Bateman it’s a collection of gardens from around the world. From Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a vision of China and a re-creation of a Himalayan glen.
Below is a video from BBC Garden Secrets with Alan Titchmarch.
Images from wikipedia.org, tripadvisor.co.uk, diligentgardener.co.uk, enjoystaffordshire.com