Local Area

Keele University is ideally situated right by a bustling university town, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and minutes away from the ever-developing city of Stoke-on-Trent and less than an hour away from Manchester and Birmingham. With so much on offer locally you’ll be spoilt for choice. You will get to enjoy the benefits of both a campus community, and an exciting town and city to explore.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Town Centre


5 minutes by car / 15 minutes by bus

  • The closest town to campus offers a student-friendly high street with plenty of eateries, bars, a cinema and four big supermarkets within walking distance of the bus station.
The Potteries Centre in Hanley

Stoke-on-Trent City Centre

15 minutes by car / 40 minutes by bus

  • Home to The Potteries Centre, a cinema and theatres, nightlife and food outlets; there’s plenty to see and do! You’ll be amidst the cultural quarter and community spirit.
Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester


45 minutes by train

  • Explore the major shopping opportunities this city has to offer, as well as an array of restaurants, bars, and nightlife.
Birmingham city view at night


50 minutes by train

  • Home to the famous Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham is a diverse and vibrant city with plenty to see including museums, restaurants, bars, and exhibitiions!
London city


1 hour 30 minutes by train

The capital city: full of adventures, tourists attractions and plenty to explore!

Trentham Gardens

Further afield

Less than 30 minutes / 1 hour away

There's even more to enjoy nearby including the Trentham Estate, The Peak District National Park, Chester Zoo, Alton Towers, Tamworth SnowDome, Drayton Manor, The Trafford Centre and Cannock Chase!