Staffordshire is a landlocked ceremonial county which is hilly to the north and south with borders on the southern end of the Pennines, the Peak District National Park and Cannock Chase (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in the south. The River Trent flows through the county and is the third longest river. Staffordshire is famous for a number of Iron Age tumuli and Roman Camps.
Stoke-On-Trent is known as “The Potteries” which has a rich history in ceramics and pottery, including renowned brands such as Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Emma Bridgwater. Leek towards the west is a former textile town and is now more known for its antiques centres, public houses and independent shops.
North Staffordshire is renowned for its breath-taking landscapes and outdoor activities. The Moorlands and Peak District are great for walking and cycling with Leek also known as the Queen of the Moorlands and is the gateway to the hills and some of the county’s best climbing. The region also offers a wide range of attractions, gardens and heritage sites such as Biddulph Grange and Alton Towers.
Stafford is noted for a host of schools, both within the state and private sector. Wolverhampton Grammar and Wolverhampton Girls High School are both highly regarded in the south of the county. Along with Yarlet School to the North and Repton to the West. Stafford also has two universities in the county; Keele which is known as a public research university and Staffordshire University.
Staffordshire is located in the centre of England making travel extremely flexible. By rail, Staffordshire is served by a number of local and national routes with Stafford, Lichfield and Rugeley all connecting with London. The M6 motorway runs through the county from north to south with the M6 toll bypassing the county. International airports can be found at Manchester, Birmingham and East Midlands.Areas We Cover