The central English city of Stoke on Trent is known for its pottery industry, but there are many other stunning places to visit nearby, throughout the city’s county of Staffordshire and beyond. In just an hour’s drive or less, there are attractions for the whole family, from country farms to the famous town of Bakewell or spectacular stately homes. If you live in Stoke on Trent or nearby, and have been thinking about taking a day trip to explore, see below for a few of our favourite attractions that are just a short drive away.


This stately home comes in at just over an hour’s drive from Stoke on Trent, but the trip is definitely worth it. Located in the nearby county of Derbyshire, Chatsworth has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549, and boasts a stunning 105 acre garden, featuring modern water features and sculptures, a Victorian rock garden and much more. There’s also the house itself, which includes over 30 rooms to explore, and an impressive art collection with works by Rembrandt and Lucien Freud.

Amerton Farm

At just over half an hour away, Amerton farm is the perfect escape from busy city life. There’s plenty to get involved in, including indoor and outdoor play areas, animal feeding, craft centre, food hall and plenty of classic farm animals. They also offer a great range of tasty treats from their bakery, cake shop and ice cream stall.


This small market town in Derbyshire is home to the iconic Bakewell tart, which you can pick up from The Old Original Pudding Shop, along with plenty more tasty cakes. The picturesque town also features many independent shops, a medieval bridge across the banks of the River Wye, outdoor markets and a local brewery.

Rudyard Lake

Another 30 minutes drive will take you to this peaceful lake near the town of Leek. Constructed in the 18th century to feed the Caldon Canal, the lake offers boating and fishing activities, as well as scenic walking and cycling trails and plenty of wildlife.

National Brewery Centre

Beer fans will love this trip through the history of British brewing, located just 50 minutes from Stoke on Trent. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the museum, beer samples and a large collection of vintage vehicles. The centre also hosts regular events, live performances and dinner shows.

You won’t get far on a road trip if your car isn’t functioning, so bring your vehicle to Adderley Green Garage in Stoke on Trent for all your car needs. We offer a full range of servicing and repairs, MOT testing, engine diagnostics, new tyres and much more. To book an appointment or discuss your requirements, give us a call today or visit the website.