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Enjoy a day at the races

Uttoxeter is best known for its racecourse. The picturesque national hunt course is a short walk from the town centre, and holds over 20 meetings a year, including the Midlands Grand National. Enjoy a thrilling day out cheering on your favourites. You never know, you might just get lucky. Once the horses and jockeys have gone home, why not extend your stay and see what else the area has to offer? Being in a central part of the country, between Stoke-on-Trent and Derby, the world - or UK at least - is your oyster.

Face your fears at Alton Towers

Get the adrenaline pumping with a visit to the hugely popular theme park. Launch into space on virtual reality rollercoaster Galactica, and experience life on the edge on terrifying vertical drop rollercoaster Oblivion. You can also make a splash at Splash Landings water park on the Master Blaster Water Coaster, and stop off for a bite to eat in the UK's first rollercoaster restaurant.

Explore the Peak District

If you want to slow the pace down a little, the Peak District National Park is just the ticket. With breath-taking views, rugged moorlands, unusual wildlife and pretty towns and villages, the photo opportunities are endless. Why not walk the scenic Monsal Trail, take in the grandeur of Chatsworth House or go underground at Poole's Cavern? Looking for a cheap hotel Near Uttoxeter? Travelodge Ashbourne is 9 miles away, on the edge of the Peak District. Travelodge Rugeley lies to the south of the town.