Visit Stone and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Stone, Staffordshire, a pleasant old town beside the River Trent, is the birthplace of one of England's most famous admirals, John Jervis, who, after helping to win the battle off the Cape St Vincent in 1797, became the Earl St Vincent. His imposing mausoleum is in the parish churchyard. Tradition has it that the town took its name from the cairn of stones erected over the bodies of two Mercian princes who were killed by their pagan father, King Wulf here, in the 7th century, for embracing Christianity. They are commemorated in a window in the 18th-century parish church.
There was an Augustinian priory at Stone in the 12th century and fragments of the cloisters and an arch can be seen in Abbey Street, near the churchyard. This and the pleasing long High Street apart, Stone's main interest for the visitor lies in the country on its doorstep, which includes Tittensor Chase, a stretch of heath and woodland well served with footpaths. Here, too, are the “Petrifactions”; the water of a stream which runs through a wooded hollow has a strange petrifying effect on plant life.
This is also a nursery area. One, which covers 513 acres, including 100 acres of nursery stock, is one of the largest in England. Millions of forest trees, ornamental trees, roses and shrubs are grown there.
Nearby cities: Stoke-on-Trent
Nearby towns: Cheadle, Eccleshall, Longton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stafford, Uttoxeter
Nearby villages: Barlaston, Blythebridge, Caverswall, Chebsey, Cresswell, Croxton, Derrington, Dilhorne, Draycott in the Moor, Ellenhall, Fulford, Great Bridgeford, Hatton, High Offley, Hilderstone, Ingestre, Keele, Little Bridgeford, Madeley Heath, Maer, Milwich, Moddershall, Newcastle, Norbury, Norton Bridge, Pershall, Ranton, Rough Close, Salt, Sandon, Seighford, Shugborough, Standon, Stowe-by-Chartley, Sugnall, Swynnerton, Tixall, Totmonslow, Trent Vale, Trentham, Weston, Whitgreave, Whitmore
Have you decided to visit Stone or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Stone bed and breakfast (a Stone B&B or Stone b and b)
- a Stone guesthouse
- a Stone hotel (or motel)
- a Stone self-catering establishment, or
- other Stone accommodation