SHUGBOROUGH ESTATE described as a Staffordshire paradise, has been home to the Anson family since 1624. Explore sweeping parkland, ancient woodland, formal and walled gardens and a landscape peppered with monuments. The beautiful Georgian mansion is full of wonderful treasures, enter a world of glamour and royalty before experiencing life ‘below stairs’ in the servant’s quarters.
STOKE-ON-TRENT nicknamed The Potteries, is historically renowned for its pottery industry and many of the high-quality manufacturers of pottery still have headquarters in the area including Spode, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton with numerous factory shops in the city.
POTTERIES MUSEUM & ART GALLERY is home to diverse displays of art, local history and the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics. Also see the ‘Staffordshire Hoard’, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet found. It consists of over 3,500 items; over 5kg of gold,, over 1kg of silver and 3,500 pieces of garnet cloisonné jewellery.
NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM – WHERE OUR NATION REMEMBERS! The Arboretum is an evolving, maturing woodland landscape featuring 30,000 trees and a collection of over 350 memorials. The 150-acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country including the Armed Forces and civil services. The Millennium Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness is the only place in the country where the Act of Remembrance is observed daily at 11