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Shugborough Hall © National Trust Images Andrew Butler

Pottering Around The Potteries Our super Staffordshire tour, based in Stoke-on-Trent, combines potteries, grand houses and glorious gardens. We have included 2 must-visit potteries, the World of Wedgwood and Gladstone Pottery, along with the fabulous Shugborough Estate and beautiful Trentham Gardens. We also pay our respects to our fallen heroes at the National Memorial Arboretum. PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 National Memorial Arboretum & World of Wedgwood This morning we start at the National Memorial Arboretum the UK’s year-round centre of remembrance and home to the Armed Forces Memorial and Millennium Chapel. The land train tour gives us a feel for the layout with the Arboretum featuring over 350 thought-provoking memorials set within 150 acres of maturing woodland and gardens and we also have plenty of time to reflect and explore at our own pace. We spend the afternoon discovering the fascinating history and heritage of the World of Wedgwood , which showcases the very best of British craftsmanship from expertise honed over 260 years. Our guided factory tour opens our eyes to the skills involved. Please note, time for lunch can be scheduled at either attraction as both have cafés and cater for groups. Day 3 Shugborough Estate & Gladstone Pottery Today we start our day with a visit to the National Trust’s lovely Shugborough Estate. Once described as the perfect paradise, this Georgian mansion house and walled garden dates back to the 1600’s and was once home to the Earl of Lichfield. We enjoy a self-guided tour of the hall, experiencing both upstairs and downstairs for the full effect of life ‘back in the day’! We have time to marvel at the glorious gardens and perhaps the farm with its animals as well as get a quick bite to eat before our afternoon visit to the award-winning Gladstone Pottery . This iconic site is now instantly recognisable from Channel 4’s TV series, The Great Pottery Throwdown and is the only complete coal burning Victorian pottery factory in existence today. The museum offers an insight into the history of Stoke-on-Trent, famously known around the world as The Potteries. Day 4 Trentham Gardens & Stoke Today we visit Trentham Gardens & Visitor Centre and enjoy a peaceful stroll through the award-winning Italian Garden – keep an eye out for fairies, they’re not only at the bottom of the garden! We return to Stoke late afternoon with time for a wander or some shopping before dinner. Day 5 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home.

Gladstone Pottery Museum

World of Wedgwood

Trentham Garden Courtesy of Trentham Estate, Staffordshire

Hilton Garden Inn Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Located in the city centre, the purpose- built Hilton Garden Inn Stoke-on-Trent is ideally located for exploring the local area and nearby attractions. The 140 stylish bedrooms are decorated in modern, neutral tones and come equipped with TV, hairdryer, walk-in shower and tea/coffee making facilities. The large restaurant has a great ambience whilst the bar and lounge area is spacious and bright with contemporary décor and furnishings. There is also a small gym. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge 4 Nights Half Board Twin from £314pp Double for Sole Use Supplement from £120 Based on Thursday arrivals

Inclusions • Porterage • Welcome tea/coffee • Choice of menu • Tea/coffee after dinner • National Memorial Arboretum land train tour • World of Wedgwood entrance & guided factory tour • Entrance to Shugborough Estate • Entrance to Gladstone Pottery Museum • Entrance to Trentham Gardens

Armed Forces Memorial - National Memorial Arboretum

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