Stoke on Trent Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Although Pottery was the main product of Stoke on Trent it now deals in the service industry.
  • Stoke on Trent was created out of numerous different towns.
  • That is why it is nicknamed the ‘city of Five Towns.’
  • Stoke is twinned with the city of Erlangen in Germany.
  • Stoke is one of the few cities in England not to have a cathedral.

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Stoke on Trent is also known as the city of ‘Five Towns’ as it is part of the ‘Potteries Urban Area’ along with Kidsgrove and Newcastle Under Lyme. Around half a million people live in Stoke on Trent.

Stoke on Trent is an ethnically diverse area of England and this has contributed to the city having an interesting culture and nightlife with many different types of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

To get to Stoke on Trent town centre by car, follow the signs for Hanley. If you want a map of the area to help you plan your routes then you should head to the tourist information centre. The centre is located at Victoria Hall, Cultural Quarter, ST1 3AD and is open from 9.15am to 5.15pm every day except Sunday.

Having a car in Stoke on Trent allows you to head eastwards and see one of Britain’s first and foremost national parks – The Peak District, so ensure you book Car Rental Stoke on Trent soon. Geologically fascinating, the Peak District is made up of gritstone and limestone and is a wonderful place to go walking, running, hiking or cycling.

The two main airports for Stoke on Trent are Manchester and Birmingham international airports. To go to Manchester you follow the Stoke on Trent A500 road onto the M6 motorway and follow the signs as you head northwards. Birmingham airport is about 45 minutes drive heading south, also on the M6 motorway. Alternatively Birmingham can be accessed along the A34 road.

Latest Update from Stoke on Trent:

02/05/13 - Visit the Emma Bridgewater factory during May half term to enjoy a series of events put together to celebrate the Queen's  Coronation Jubilee. You'll also be able to buy some beautiful commemorative pieces of pottery there at the same time.

Driving in Stoke on Trent

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    Road Driving Side

  • 30mph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 60mph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 70mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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  • 25

    Min Rental Age

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Stoke on Trent is part of the potteries urban area in the northeast of England. This Staffordshire city is also near to the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme and so Newcastle can easily be visited with the help of car hire in Stoke on Trent.

Stoke is also about equidistant from Manchester and Birmingham in the Midlands which makes it very conveniently located. Stoke made its name on the world stage with the production of pottery, particularly famous brands such as Spode and Doulton. Like most of the UK, Stoke has a maritime climate so expect plenty of rain.

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