Trentham Gardens

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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Whether you’re looking for a garden with peace and quiet, or fun and action you will find a great day out at Trentham Gardens. With internationally renowned perennial plantings that present breath-taking vistas throughout the seasons, enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the gardens or stroll through the woodland taking in the mile-long lake. Discover the Fairies, tantalise your toes on the Barefoot Walk, tackle the adventure playground or conquer the maze.

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Trentham Gardens
Stoke Road, Trentham, STOKE-ON-TRENT, Staffordshire, ST4 8AX

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Discover Staffordshire

It was Staffordshire that bore the brunt of the largest non-nuclear explosion of World War II, when a munitions dump at RAF Fauld went up in 1944. It was also the county’s regiment that once boasted within its ranks the most decorated NCO of World War I, in the person of William Coltman (1891-1974). Going back a little further, George Handel penned his world-famous masterpiece The Messiah on Staffordshire soil. During another chapter of Staffordshire history, the county was home to the first canals and the first factory in Britain, and it had front-row seats for the drama surrounding one of the most notorious murder trials of the 19th century, that of Doctor William Palmer.

In outline, Staffordshire looks not unlike the profile of a man giving Leicestershire a big kiss. The man’s forehead is arguably the best region for hillwalking, as it comprises a significant chunk of the Peak District. This area is characterised by lofty moors, deep dales and tremendous views of both. Further south are the six sprawling towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, which historically have had such an impact on Staffordshire’s fortunes, not to mention its culture and countryside. This is pottery country, formerly at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and the driving force behind a network of canals that still criss-cross the county.

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