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Holiday cottages in LEEK , Staffordshire

SJ9856 : Sign for The Cock InnSJ9856 : The Cock InnSJ9856 : Leek - Trinity Church from Shoobridge StreetSJ9856 : Mosaic in the Trestle MarketSJ9856 : Nat West Bank- coat of armsSJ9856 : Sign for The Bird in Hand
Leek, in Staffordshire, is known locally as “The Queen of the Moorlands.” The town sits on a hill, within a bend of the River Churnet. The town probably deserves this title since it is surrounded by the Staffordshire Moorland.

Leek is a great place from which to explore the Pennines, and the Peak District National Park.

A good way to see some of the beautiful Staffordshire countryside is from the Churnet Valley Railway, which is a heritage railway. If you love walking, climbing or just want to admire some fabulous views then consider going to The Roaches, which is only 4 miles north of Leek. Nearby, Rudyard Lake also has a lake steam railway, which is worth a visit. Leek is close to Alton Towers and is ideal for families, and for those that like excitement. Biddulph Grange Garden is also near to Leek. It is an unusual Victorian garden that has been preserved by the National Trust. Less than a mile from Leek is Brindley Mill. This is a working water mill, originally built at around 1752. It has an interesting museum to visit.

The actual town of Leek has a lively shopping centre, and some interesting antique shops. It also has a number of old buildings. If you are thinking of renting a holiday cottage for a short break, then Leek is a fantastic choice. A self-catering break would give you plenty of freedom, to explore Leek and its surrounding area.

SJ9856 : Market Cross on the Market Place

SJ9856 : Leek, gold postbox

SJ9856 : Nat West Bank- main entrance