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Stone - Historic Market and Canal

A warm welcome awaits all visitors to our beautiful city of Stone. Stone stood on the main road from London to the north west, 38 cars per day through the village, stopping at various inns and famous Crown Hotel in the main street. The first meeting of the "Grand Trunk Canal Company" (which later became the "Trent and Mersey Canal Company") was held there. Present architect James Brindley, Treasurer Josiah Wedgwood (the famous Wedgwood factory is not far from our shipyard) and the town clerk John Sparrow.

The arrival of the canal has changed the city, a contemporary source refers to "a sleepy town changed seaport." It is for this reason that Stone is ideally located for exploring the central counties of England.

A Stone hold several events throughout the year, the first Saturday of each month, there is a local farmers market with around 40 stalls. The festival, which lasts one week, Stone takes place in June, the book festival is held in September, the festival of mouth, now ranked among the best in the country, takes place in October. Stone is easily accessible by road or rail from Manchester, Birmingham and London.

From Stone : 

Week End

  • Southwards to Great Haywood and Shugborough Hall : 33 km, 12 locks, 10 hours

Mini Week

  • Southwards to Fradley Junction : 72 km, 22 locks, 20 hours
  • Southwards to Penkridge : 65 km, 24 locks, 20 hours

One Week

  • Northwards to Leek : 65 km, 42 locks, 30 hours
  • Stone - Stourport - Tewkesbury - Pershore - Stone : 322 km, 110 locks, 95 hours

Two Weeks

  • Four Counties Ring : 360 km, 146 locks, 50-60 hours

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