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…
Interpretation Centre 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…
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 …
Amusement Park in Staffordshire

Drayton Manor

Drayton has been serving up screams since 1949. Crowd-pleasers include the heart-in-mouth Apocalypse free-fall tower and Shockwave, Europe's only stand-up roller coaster. Younger kids will be just as thrilled by Tho…
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…
Ruins in Stafford

Stafford Castle

The hilltop remains of Stafford Castle, a classic Norman moat and bailey, sit romantically in a forest glade 1 mile southwest of town, just off the A518.
Historic Building in Stafford


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…
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 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…
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.