Stoke On Trent Bangor Train
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About Stoke On Trent
Stoke-on-Trent, often referred to as just Stoke, is a city in Staffordshire in England. The city lies approximately midway between Manchester and Birmingham. The Peak District lies to the east of the city. The city is regarded as the home of the pottery industry in England and as a result is also sometimes called the Potteries. The city's association with pottery began in the 17th century and has world famous companies such as Royal Doulton, Dudson Ltd, Spode, Wedgwood, Minton and Baker & Co. The city has also thrived in the past on the back of coal mining and steel production.
Visitors to Stoke-on-Trent can enjoy many attractions including the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, the Eturia Industrial Museum and the Gladstone Pottery Museum. For visitors looking for a more thrill-seeking experience, the Alton Towers Resort is roughly 10 miles from the city and is in itself one of the United Kingdom's best known, and most visited, attractions.
The main shopping centre is the Potteries Shopping Centre in Hanley which includes department stores, many high street national chain stores and some independent stores.
Stoke-on-Trent railway station is a mainline station on the Stafford-Manchester Line (part of the West Coast Main Line between Manchester and London) and the Crewe-Derby Line.
Bangor is located on the North Wales coast and is an ancient, historic, cathedral and university city with lots to do and see. This friendly city has a unique character and landscape and visitors are able to enjoy a panoramic view of the sea from Bangor Mountain. When in Bangor visitors should take a stroll along the pier, sail a boat on the Menai Strait or climb the mountains of the Ogwen Valley and Nant Ffrancon. The city is an excellent base for exploring the mountains of the nearby Snowdonia National Park. Located roughly three miles from Bangor, Penrhyn Castle is a magnificent Neo-Norman mansion which has amazing views and a Victorian walled garden. The castle also has a collection of steam engines and grand master paintings. The castle was constructed in 1836 and was built by the Pennant family who made their fortune from sugar and then from slate which was quarried at nearby Bethesda. The castle in now owned by the National Trust. In the city there are a number of nature and heritage trails which link the city's green spaces with its architectural heritage. Nearby are protected wildlife and nature sites, from the spectacular drop of the Aber Falls to a number of nature reserves, both woodland and seaside.