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Staffordshire

It was Staffordshire that bore the brunt of the largest non-nuclear explosion of World War II. It was the county’s regiment that once boasted within its ranks the most decorated NCO of World War I. Going back a little further, George Handel penned his world-famous masterpiece The Messiah on Staffordshire soil. During another chapter of Staffordshire history, the county was home to the first canals and the first factory in Britain, and it had front-row seats for the drama surrounding one of the most notorious murder trials of the 19th century, that of Doctor William Palmer.

In outline, Staffordshire looks not unlike the profile of a man giving Leicestershire a big kiss. The man’s forehead is arguably the best region for hillwalking, as it comprises a significant chunk of the Peak District. This area is characterised by lofty moors, deep dales and tremendous views of both. Further south are the six sprawling towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, which historically have had such an impact on Staffordshire’s fortunes, not to mention its culture and countryside. This is pottery country, formerly at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and the driving force behind a network of canals that still criss-crosses the county.

Recommended in Staffordshire

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Swinfen Hall Hotel

A restored 1757 mansion with lavish decor and a deer park.
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The Church Farm

Genuine hospitality makes it a pleasure to return to this farmhouse property.
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Mercure Burton Upon Trent Newton Park

Sophisticated accommodation in an 18th-century country manor.