Staffordshire 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…
Top Choice Brewery in Staffordshire

National Brewery Centre

Burton-upon-Trent grew up around its 7th-century abbey, which was famed for its healing spring waters. Brewing began here around 1700 and in the early 18th century, the River Trent was opened for navigation, allowin…
Historic Building in Lichfield

Erasmus Darwin House

After turning down the job of royal physician to King George III, Erasmus Darwin became a leading light in the Lunar Society, debating the origins of life with luminaries including Wedgwood, Boulton and Watt decades…
Museum in Stoke-on-Trent

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

For a thorough overview of the Potteries area's history, this museum and gallery houses an extensive ceramics display, from Toby jugs and jasperware to outrageous ornamental pieces. Other highlights include treasure…
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…
Factory in Stoke-on-Trent

World of Wedgwood

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…
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 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 Stafford

Ancient High House

Built in 1595 and now surrounded by High St shops, the Ancient High House is believed to be the largest remaining timber-framed Tudor town house in England. Creaking stairways lead to carefully restored rooms with d…
Museum in Lichfield

Lichfield Museum

Exhibits cover 1300 years of Lichfield history at this museum inside the revamped St Mary's Church, which also contains the town's library and art gallery. Climb the tower's 120 steps for sweeping city views.