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Make Easter eggstra special

Published: 17/03/2022

There’s something so optimistic about spring. After a long, grey winter it’s like a breath of fresh air, it makes us want to get out and take advantage of the longer daylight hours. It has us thinking of holidays, frolicking lambs, treating mums, and seeking easter eggs as we celebrate new beginnings.


Don’t just trick or treat the kids, treat yourselves too

Published: 21/10/2021

Whoah, it’s frightening how quickly this October half term school holiday has come around. Don’t panic if you’ve failed to plan ahead, the good news is… we have family rooms available for half term stays, right in the middle of Halloween family fun activities that will have you howling with delight. But be warned… not only is it a scary selection, we’re calling last orders for 2021 visits to some of Staffordshire’s best family attractions.

Emma Bridgewater

Go for gold when you visit The Moat House Acton Trussell

Published: 27/05/2021

It’s English Tourism Week 2021 and we are “Here for Tourism” and inspired to introduce you to Staffordshire’s best visitor attractions. Just a handful of attractions nationally are awarded Gold accolades for excellence by Visit England. Here are the ones that shine brightly, were awarded most recently, and are all around half-an-hours’ drive of the Moat House Acton Trussell hotel.

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Top 3 Easter Weekend Walks in Staffordshire

Published: 22/03/2021 / Author: The Moat House

With lockdown rules relaxing next week, meaning up to 6 people or two households can meet up outdoors, leisurely walks with friends and family are back on the cards. So make the most of your new found freedom, reunite with family and friends over a long walk whilst enjoying the country air and why not stop off with one of our picnics along the way!

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Staffordshire’s Best Autumn Gardens and Arboretums

Published: 19/10/2020 / Author: The Moat House

Soft mornings wreathed in mist, crisp skies of vivid blue. Autumn often dazzles us with the unique saturation, definition, and atmosphere it brings to landscapes. There isn’t a better time to visit an arboretum. The trees drip with colour, cloaked in oxblood and honey. The low sunlight casts a halo-ed effect around the individual leaves. It’s a magical time of year, but also a fleeting one.


6 of the Best Hikes in Staffordshire & the Peaks

Published: 25/09/2020 / Author: The Moat House

Staffordshire offers the very best of the English countryside. Patchwork fields ripple across the hills, dotted with picturesque villages and country houses with deer parks and centurion English oaks. Britain’s oldest national park, the Peak District, is a breath of fresh air...




5 Beautiful Wild Swimming Spots to Discover in the Peak District

Published: 30/08/2020 / Author: The Moat House

The Peak District is a haven for wild swimming. Now is your chance to get off the beaten track and feel passionately alive. Here are five spots to get you started. 

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10 Reasons To Visit Staffordshire

Author: The Moat House

Staffordshire is a dark horse. Unsung, unassuming, underestimated. 

It's a rural oasis with a warm heart, tucked away in the depths of the English countryside.

Here are our top 10 reasons to visit Staffordshire and experience its diverse charms.