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

Newcastle-under-Lyme

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.

intu Potteries Shopping Centre in Hanley

Stoke-on-Trent City Centre

15 minutes by car / 40 minutes by bus

Home to intu Potteries Shopping 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

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

Birmingham

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

London

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!