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Stone means place at the stone or stones. The stones in question here were those used to build a cairn over the grave of two Saxon princes, killed by their father c. 680 AD. Around 1187 Stone was known as Stanes.

To travel by road to Stone, use the M6. If you are heading north from Birmingham exit east at Junction 14, Stafford, and join the A34 northbound, which will take you directly to Stone. If you are coming south on the M6, exit east at Junction 15, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and turn south on to the A34 which will take you to Stone.