Staffordshire, in the north of the West Midlands, prides itself on being the creative county and not without good reason. Staffordshire is the home of Stoke on Trent, which is the heart of the Pottery industry in the UK. Visitors that stay in Staffordshire hotels can also enjoy the sheer wilderness that is Cannock Chase, to the south of the county. Thrill seekers can also get a real buzz by visiting Alton Towers, which is one of the best loved visitor attractions in the United Kingdom. There are lots of little market towns, such as Leek, Rugeley and Newcastle Under Lyme, that are all very charming little market towns and great to spend some time browsing in.