The location for Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throw Down, Staffordshire offers an abundance of museums and tours that explore the ceramic heritage of the county’s northern swathe — there are 47 distinctive-shaped bottle kilns in the city of Stoke-on-Trent alone. Veer from the potteries, however, and the county’s rural side reveals itself: discover sprawling country estates, epic hiking trails and winding canal towpaths, which lead walkers through the perfect mix of city and country. enjoystaffordshire.com
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