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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Health and wellness
“Lots of fun and actives for everyone. The firework display in November is spectacular.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Less than an hour away! Just fab! Must do! When driving from Cannock Chase Airbnb, make sure you take route through Stafford and lanes as it is much more pictures' than M6.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Roaches is a prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in the Peak District of England. The ridge with its rock formations rises steeply to 505 m. Along with Ramshaw Rocks and Hen Cloud they form a gritstone escarpment, which is popular with hikers, rock climbers and freerunners.e”
  • 15 locals recommend
“Visit the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal burning ovens made the world’s finest bone china. See traditional skills, original workshops, the cobbled yard and huge bottle kilns that create an atmospheric time warp that has no equal. Visit the gift shop with exclusive handmade pottery, books and gifts.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Less than an hour drive away!!! Breath taking views! Great day outdoors! Family favourites!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Enjoy a day out at our atmospheric Victorian factory: • Look behind the scenes on our factory tour • Shop for seconds in our Factory Shop • Decorate your own unique piece of pottery • Shop our latest designs in the Gift Shop • Relax in our cosy café • Discover the secret walled garden and our hens”
  • 12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Discover our Staffordshire Hoard display along with the history of the Potteries, including the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics. Relax at the museum café or browse the Foyer Shop for unique quality gifts. Follow children’s trails and enjoy drop-in activities and special events. Changing exhibitions throughout the year. See website for details”
  • 10 locals recommend
“Half an hour drive away. Great to fill half a day. Nearby tree climbing etc experiences available but this one is must visit for small children.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Because getting wet is so much fun,we regularly take our grandchildren to Waterworld as it has so much to do for all ages, the kids love it and we can sit and watch with a drink or throw ourselves down the slides with the kids. A whole days fun less than 20 mins from our front door”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Wide range of high street stores as well as a brand new restaurant and cinema complex including Bon Pan Asia buffet, Chiquitos, Pizza Express and Nandos.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Originally opened in 1929 as a super cinema, The Regent Theatre was reopened on 22 September 1999 after being fully restored to an art deco theatre boasting a stunning 1600 seated domed autitorium. Her Majesty the Queen officially opened The Regent Theatre in October 1999. As a number one touring venue, The Regent Theatre is capable of taking the largest touring productions and has played host to the very best opera, dance, drama and musicals, direct from Broadway and the West End. You're sure to find something for the whole family to enjoy!”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Great day out with the family. You cannot get closer to the animals than at Peak Wildlife ”
  • 8 locals recommend
“(22.5 miles, 45 minutes) Visit the award-winning Trentham Gardens, for shopping and eating out, peace and quiet, fun and action! Indulge yourself at the newly expanded Trentham Shopping Village with shops, cafés, restaurants and the vast Trentham Garden Centre, it’s perfect for shopping. Get involved in one of the fantastic events. Walk with 140 Barbary macaques at the Monkey Forest. Amaze yourself as you take on Treetop Adventures.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Excellent food - cosy traditional pub in great location. It’s close to former railway route now used by walkers and cyclists.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Well kept real ales, carefully selected wine list and exceptional food - in The Good Food Guide since 2009; also in Michelin and Sawdays guides. The dining room and snug have been restored to their original simplicity with lime plastered walls and farmhouse furniture. Candlelight and fresh flowers add a touch of elegance. Benches outside on the village green make a great stopping point on a walk, set in the pretty village of Alstonefield. 8.3 miles away”
  • 11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Massive kids play area. Trail walks -2 or 6 miles. Café, picnic areas, BBQ, water actives. Nature spot”
  • 7 locals recommend