Just 5 minutes outside of Trentham, it sure is easy to escape to the country. Winding canals, rolling hills, lakes, wildlife, a National Trust nature reserve, woodland oasis and historical buildings make up this quaint, semi-rural Staffordshire village, making it one of the most sought-after areas to live in Stoke-on-Trent.
Just a 5 minute walk from World of Wedgwood, enjoy lakeside walks come summer or winter. Park for free in our car park and dine out from The Courtyard Cafe (subject to opening hours) before keeping your eye out for herons, swans, ducklings, and bunnies in their natural habitat.
Whether you're on water or on foot, the Trent & Mersey Canal that runs through Barlaston provides a scenic route to World of Wedgwood from Bridge 104 (Bridge 104 helpfully has a ramp and no steps) which is just a five-minute walk away. Trentham Lock is also just a 15-minute walk away.
Did you know, that in the 18th Century, Josiah Wedgwood commissioned local engineer James Brindley to create the Trent and Mersey Canal. This visionary development allowed porcelain and china to be transported much smoother than it could be transported on the road - that's why so many of Stoke-on-Trent's famous pottery factories are found along the canal.
Find out more about getting here via the canal - Trent and Mersey Canal | Canal Map | Canal & River Trust (canalrivertrust.org.uk)
Barlaston Hall is an English Palladian country house just a fifteen minute walk from World of Wedgwood. The hall, alongside it's churchyard, is a private property with no public access, however, that doesn't mean that this Grade I listed building cannot be admired from afar in all it's Georgian glory; a staple landmark within the village of Barlaston.
With special thanks to local photographer, Jon Kelso.