Car hire in Stoke-on-Trent
Car hire at Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent in the UK's West Midlands is a perfect place to explore what England has to offer. Situated halfway between Manchester and Birmingham, the city is easy to reach from [Manchester Airport (MAN) and sits just off the M6, one of the UK's most important motorways.
What I need to know
With a range of options to choose from, people looking for Stoke-on-Trent car hire should be sure to compare car hire prices before making any decision in order to ensure they get the best deal. At Holiday Autos, you can choose the best option for you without having to worry about cancellation or credit card fees.
Where to pick up my car
All of Stoke-on-Trent's major car hire operators are centrally located. You can find some locations on Hartshill Road, which is just a few minutes' walk from the city's central station, while there are also car rental companies just on the other side of the River Trent.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding Staffordshire countryside have a long industrial heritage. In fact, the area is known as 'The Potteries' due to its long association with the ceramics industry, and there's still plenty to see on this topic today, with many factory tours and museums to see.
There are more than 25 factory outlet shops in and around Stoke-on-Trent devoted to some of the most famous names in china, where you can bag a bargain or even try your own hand at pottery. Meanwhile, the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park lies just 30 miles away.
Stoke-on-Trent's location makes it an ideal base for exploring the north and midlands of England, as well as North Wales. Manchester is around an hour north, where you can find great shopping and nightlife, while a two-and-a-half hour trip west brings you to Snowdonia, where you can take a narrow-gauge railway ride up Wales' highest mountain - or tackle it on foot.
Eating and drinking
Stoke-on-Trent's traditional delicacy is the Staffordshire Oatcake, and there are a range of shops throughout the city that specialise in this. Try it hot with fillings such as cheese and bacon, before heading to one of the many pubs to sample one of their locally-brewed real ales.
Things to do
If you're in the mood for something action-oriented, Alton Towers, one of the UK's most popular theme parks, is a 30-minute drive away. Here, you can brave high-speed roller coasters such as Nemesis, Rita and Oblivion, or relax and take in the beautiful gardens that surround this former stately home.
If you want the definitive guide to Stoke-on-Trent's history and heritage, the Potteries Museum is the place to go. But it's not all about ceramics - it's also home to the Staffordshire Hoard. One of the largest collections of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever unearthed, this is valued at over £3 million.