Located in Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent is a historic English city famous for pottery, breweries, and a laid-back way of life. Once a series of industrial towns, Stoke on Trent has emerged as a popular destination for those who wish to escape the business of big cities, while still enjoying the benefits of modern life. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Stoke on Trent is both easy and economical.
Thought to be the home of the English pottery industry, Stoke on Trent once featured a landscape covered in giant bottle-shaped kilns in which ceramics were baked. Although most have now been demolished, you can get a great insight into how the area once looked, but driving your hire car out to visit one of the restored kilns still remaining. Notable kiln locations are at Cliff Vale, Longport, and Cobridge.
To learn a little about the industry and importance it played in the area, drive your rental car down to the Cultural Quarter of the city and visit the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. The museum houses an enormous collection of ceramics, as well as historical items and famous works of art.
For a great scenic drive and fantastic views of the area, take your hire car north from Stoke on Trent towards the town of Leek. Overlooking Leek are rocky outcrops and peaks known as The Roaches. Popular with hikers and rock climbers, the unique rugged formations create an interesting landscape.
For a day of fun for the whole family, jump in your hire car and head east from Stoke on Trent in your rental car and visit Alton Towers, the most popular theme park in the UK. Built on a historic country estate, the park has plenty of rides and entertainment for young and old, and interestingly incorporates the historic mansion which was already part of the estate.
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