Welcome to Visit Burslem Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Burslem

Visit Burslem PlacesVisit Burslem places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Burslem places to visit. A unique way to experience Burslem’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Burslem as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Burslem is one of the six towns that along with Hanley, Tunstall, Fenton, Longton and Stoke-upon-Trent form part of the city of Stoke-on-trent in Staffordshire. When you visit Burslem, Walkfo brings Burslem places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Burslem Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Burslem

Visit Burslem – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 94 audio plaques & Burslem places for you to explore in the Burslem area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Burslem places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Burslem history

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Domesday Book shows Burslem as a small farming hamlet, strategically sited above a ford at Longport. The town boomed on the back of fine pottery production and canals, and became known as The Mother Town of Stoke-on-Trent. Many of the novels of Arnold Bennett evoke Victorian town, with its many potteries, mines, and working canal barges.

Burslem economy & business


Local Edition was one of the first newspapers to cover the area regularly. It covered Burslem, as well as surrounding areas including Tunstall, Middleport and Cobridge. The newspaper ceased publication in 2008.

Why visit Burslem with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Burslem PlacesYou can visit Burslem places with Walkfo Burslem to hear history at Burslem’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Burslem has 94 places to visit in our interactive Burslem map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Burslem, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Burslem places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Burslem & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 94 audio facts unique to Burslem places in an interactive Burslem map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Burslem Places Map
94 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Burslem historic spots

  Burslem tourist destinations

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Walkfo Burslem tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Burslem


Best Burslem places to visit

Burslem has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Burslem’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Burslem’s information audio spots:

Burslem photo Eastwood Hanley F.C.
Eastwood Hanley Football Club is a football club based in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England. They are currently members of the Staffordshire County Senior League Premier Division.
Burslem photo Staffordshire University
Staffordshire University is a public research university in Staffordshire, England. It has one main campus based in Stoke-on-Trent and three other campuses; in Stafford, Lichfield and Shrewsbury.
Burslem photo County Ground, Stoke-on-Trent
The County Ground was a cricket ground in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The ground was located along Station Road, near the railway station.
Burslem photo Bagnall Road Wood
Bagnall Road Wood is a local nature reserve near Milton, on the eastern fringe of Stoke-on-Trent, England. The wooded area is located near Milton on the east fringe of the city.
Burslem photo Norton United F.C.
Norton United F.C. was a football club based in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. They were established in 1989 and joined the Staffordshire Senior League in the same year. The club’s ground was the Norton Cricket Club & Miners Welfare Institute; however’ they left that ground mid season due to contractual issues with the owners and played their remaining fixtures at Lyme Valley Stadium.
Burslem photo Whitfield Valley
Whitfield Valley is a local nature reserve on the northern fringe of Stoke-on-Trent, England. The nature reserve is located on the north edge of the city.
Burslem photo City Sentral
City Sentral was a planned major retail and leisure development in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The centre was to include a M&S department store, a Cineworld cinema complex, an 80-room hotel and a new bus station. The branding of the proposed shopping centre divided residents in the city with many suggesting the deliberate misspelling of the word ‘central’ was unnecessary and open to ridicule.
Burslem photo Queen’s Theatre, Burslem
The Queen’s Theatre (originally Queen’s Hall) is a Grade II listed building in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. It is situated in Wedgwood Place in the town centre.
Burslem photo St John the Baptist’s Church, Burslem
St John the Baptist’s Church is an Anglican church in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. It is a Grade II listed building.
Burslem photo Old Town Hall, Burslem
The Old Town Hall is a Grade II* listed building in Burslem, Staffordshire. It is in the Market Place, in the centre of the town.

Visit Burslem plaques

Burslem Plaques 5
Burslem has 5 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Burslem plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Burslem using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Burslem plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.