Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Lichfield

Lichfield Cathedral

Crowned by three dramatic towers, Lichfield Cathedral is a Gothic fantasy, constructed in stages from 1200 to 1350. The enormous vaulted nave is set slightly off line from the choir, creating a bizarre perspective w…
Historic Building in Lichfield

Erasmus Darwin House

After turning down the job of royal physician to King George III – perhaps a lucky escape, considering the monarch's descent into madness – Erasmus Darwin became a leading light in the Lunar Society, debating the or…
Museum in Stoke-on-Trent

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

For a thorough overview of the Potteries area's history, this museum/gallery houses an extensive ceramics display, from Toby jugs and jasperware to outrageous ornamental pieces. Other highlights include treasures fr…
Historic Building in Stafford

Shugborough

This regal, neoclassical mansion is the ancestral home of royal photographer Lord Lichfield. A good proportion of the wall space is devoted to his work; the highlight is the staterooms' collection of exquisite Louis…
Museum in Lichfield

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

This absorbing museum charts the life of the pioneering lexicographer, wit, poet and critic Samuel Johnson, who moved to London from his native Lichfield and devoted nine years to producing the first major dictionar…
Roman Site in Lichfield

Wall Roman Site

The village of Wall was once the Roman settlement of Letocetum, which became a key staging post on the Roman road to Wales, and the remains of its inn and hot and cold thermae (baths), dating from 130 AD, are still …
Museum in Stoke-on-Trent

Wedgwood Visitor Centre

Set in attractive parkland 8 miles south of Hanley, the modern production centre for Josiah Wedgwood's porcelain empire displays an extensive collection of historic pieces, including plenty of Wedgwood's delicate, n…
Museum in Stafford

Ancient High House

Built in 1595 and now surrounded by High St shops, the Ancient High House is the largest timber-framed town house in England. Creaking stairways lead to carefully restored rooms with displays on the history of the t…
Museum in Lichfield

Lichfield Museum

Exhibits cover 1300 years of Lichfield history at this museum inside the old St Mary's Church. Climb the tower's 120 steps for sweeping city views.
Amusement Park in Staffordshire

Alton Towers

Phenomenally popular Alton Towers, 4 miles east of Cheadle off the B5032, offers maximum G-force for your buck. Wild rides include the Th13teen, Nemesis, Oblivion and 2016-opened Galactica coasters. Gentler thrills …