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The Riversholme
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County - Staffordshire | Map
Tel code: 01889 | code search
Postcode: ST14 | code search
Population: 1600
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Rocester is a small village with a handful of local shops and a couple of pubs on the main street, the village is located in the Staffordshire Moorlands District close to the border with Derbyshire. It lies close to where the Rivers Dove and Churnet and is popular with walkers as there are many picturesque walks connecting Rocester and the Limestone Way. Rocester can trace its history back to pre Roman times with the archaeological finds from the Bronze Age having. been found in the area and there is possible evidence of an Iron Age fort in the vicinity of Barrow Hill. The Romans considered this location to be an excellent strategic position and remained here to around 150AD as there have been “finds” here which can be dated back to that period. Rocester has always had an important part to play in the economics of the local area, in the late 1700’s there was a water powered cotton mill and with the arrival of the canals and trains other industries, such as brickworks, stoneworks and cheeseworks were attracted to the area. It was around this time that the town started to grow, the local mills being the major local employers. Today Rocester is home to JC Bamford – better known as JCB manufacturers of heavy earth moving equipment, their head office complex featuring two good sized lakes, whilst close by to the west of the town is a large industrial park providing local employment. .


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Riversholme (0.22 miles)


The Riversholme, hotel & restaurant, is a Georgian house hotel standing back off of the High Street in the ancient Roman settlement village of Rocester. An ideal base for visiting both Staffordshire and Debyshire, being close ... More | visit website

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Heywood Hall (1.04 miles)

Heywood Hall

Only 6 minutes to Alton Towers! Heywood Hall offers Alton Towers Acommodation 2 miles from the theme park.

Romantic 4 Poster Couples Suites have their own private lounge. The Family Suites have themed bedrooms. ... More | visit website

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Exmoor B&B (1.30 miles)

Exmoor B&B
Near Alton Towers, only 3 miles -10 minutes away, 15 minutes from historic Dovedale or 6 miles from Uttoxeter & its famous racecourse.

Peaceful Quixhill, 2 farms & 3 houses are surrounded by beautiful organic countryside ... More | visit website
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Alton Brook House (1.43 miles)

Alton Brook House
Just 2.6 miles direct to Alton (ALTON TOWERS) on a quiet country lane, Alton Brook House is a large six bed-roomed Country House making the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday. Standing in Six acres ... More | visit website
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Bank House (2.83 miles)

Bank House
Bank House is situated in the centre of Alton village, one mile from Alton Towers. Luxury bed and breakfast, whirlpool bath, Four poster beds and LCD TV. There are 5 pubs within walking distance ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Uttoxeter (3.08 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Alton Towers Hotel (3.22 miles)

Alton Towers Hotel

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The Alton Towers Hotel offers a unique glimpse into the wonderful eccentric inventions of Sir Algernon Aloysius Alton. Situated within Alton Towers, it is the ... More | visit website

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Bank House Hotel (3.86 miles)

Bank House Hotel

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The family run Bank House Hotel is a Grade II listed builing, situated in the town of Uttoxeter, which is centrally located between Derby and Stoke on Trent. The hotel ... More

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White Hart Hotel (3.96 miles)

White Hart Hotel

A former coaching inn that dates back to the 17th century, the White Hart Hotel is steeped in history and has connections to Bonnie Prince Charles. Today it is a friendly pub with rooms and ... More | visit website


Bank House (4.41 miles)

Bank House
We run Bank House as a private country home, where guests are very welcome, rather than as a conventional guest house, the aim being a relaxed "house party" ambience. We provide all the facilities one ... More

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