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Nearby in the village of Alton is Britain's best known theme park, Alton Towers.
Other places of interest are Ford Green Hall, well worth visiting, and at nearby Blyth Bridge you can enjoy a five mile round trip on Foxfield Steam Railway.
Jacobean architecture, named for King James I of England (1603-1625), was a transitional phase in English design; it merged the Tudor and Elizabethan styles with continental Renaissance influences, including Flemish, Dutch and French architecture.
At Castle Ring, the Iron Age Fort has been scheduled an ancient monument.
Chasewater Country Park contains a steam railway, it also offers opportunities for angling, bird watching, sailing and water-skiing.
Nicholas Abbey on a journey home to England; his steadfast dedication to detail is evident by his inclusion of the cornerstone chimneys and fireplaces, unnecessary for a home in the Caribbean where temperatures rarely drop below comfortably breezy. Nicholas Abbey’s elegant curvilinear gables and ornamental detail typical of Jacobean architecture make it one of the most stunning examples of the architectural style surviving today.
In fact, the great house is one of just three Jacobean mansions remaining in the Western Hemisphere; the other two are Drax Hall, also in Barbados, and Bacon's Castle in Virginia, USA.The town of Leek is in the north east of the County, in the upland area known as Staffordshire Moorlands, a great area for rock climbing, sailing and walking.