A peaceful setting on the brook…
Sat in a valley on the banks of the Lyme Brook and the doorstep of neighbouring Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme enjoys a scenic position in North Staffordshire, but still handy for the M6. Steeped in history, the town takes its name from a 12th century castle, but today is perhaps best known for the atmospheric, in-the-round New Vic Theatre, which regularly attracts big name shows and performers.
Out and about in Newcastle-under-Lyme
There’s plenty to keep you busy in this historic market town, from the cherished landmarks of the Fred Kite Memorial and St Giles Parish Church, to an abundance of independent shops, and the Brampton Museum - great for children with its toys and dressing up box. For nature lovers, Apedale Community Country Park is a real treat, with hilly nature trails, woodlands and cycle paths offering fantastic views over the local areas.
The Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent
A former industrial powerhouse, Stoke-on-Trent is just minutes from Newcastle, and tells a fascinating story of a district dominated by pottery manufacturing, still to this day. The so-called ‘City of Six Towns’ is situated in a privileged position among England’s key cities - around halfway between Manchester and Birmingham. Looking for a cheap hotel in Newcastle-under-Lyme? Travelodge Newcastle-under-Lyme Central Hotel is right in the centre of the action. Also handily close by are the Travelodge Stoke-on-Trent Trentham Hotel and Travelodge Stoke Talke Hotel.