A little further afield

As Staffordshire’s premier heritage city, we’re really at the heart of things! Why not base yourself in Lichfield and discover the delights the heart of England has to offer?

From the high peaks of the Peak district and Staffordshire Moorlands, to the lush greenness of the National Forest and Cannock Chase, Staffordshire is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. If you love heritage you are in for a real treat. Enjoy the wonders of Wedgwood, to Shugborough Estate and Stafford Castle.

If you are green fingered, there’s many gardens to tempt you, including the splendour of Trentham’s renovated Italian gardens.

Or if you fancy a trip to the inspiring national football centre, visit the purpose built base for training our England football teams, officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on on 9 October 2012.

And, as Staffordshire is home to some of the UK's greatest theme parks - Alton Towers, Drayton Manor Theme Park - there's all the splashes, spills, screams and thrills you can pack in! Just bring your curiosity and a sense of adventure!

We're 10 minutes away from ...

National Memorial Arboretum - 11 min
www.thenma.org.uk 01283 792333 DE13 7AR

The Snowdome - 12 min
www.snowdome.co.uk 08705 000011 B79 7ND

Drayton Manor - 16 min
www.draytonmanor.co.uk, 01827 288916 B78 3TW

Tamworth Castle - 12 min
www.tamworthcastle.co.uk 01827 709626
See the Staffordshire Hoard here as part of the Mercian Trail

We're 20 minutes away from ...

Shugborough Estate - 21 min
www.shugborough.org.uk 01889 881388 ST17 0XB

St George's Park (national football centre) - 25 min
http://www.thefa.com/St-Georges-Park  01283 576200 DE13 9PD

Twycross Zoo - 28 min
www.twycrosszoo.com 01827 880250/880440 CV9 3PX

We're 30 minutes away from ...

Stafford Castle & Visitor Centre - 30 min
www.staffordbc.gov.uk 01785 257698 ST16 1DJ

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery - 33 min
www.bmag.org.uk 0121 303 1966 B3 3DH
See the Staffordshire Hoard here as part of the Mercian Trail

BBC Birmingham Tours - 33 min
www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/tours/birmingham.shtml
Level 10, The Mailbox, Birmingham B1 1AY

National Sea Life Centre - 33 min
www.sealife.co.uk 0121 633 4700 B1 2HL

Conkers - 33 min
www.visitconkers.com 01283 216633 DE12 6GA

The Black Country Living Museum - 35 min
www.bclm.co.uk 0121 557 9643 DY1 4SQ

Dudley Zoo - 36 min
www.dudleyzoo.org.uk 01384 215313 DY1 4QB

We're 40 minutes away from ...

Cadbury World - 41 min
www.cadburyworld.co.uk 0845 450 3599 B30 1JR

Trentham Estate - 43 min
www.trenthamleisure.co.uk 01782 657341 ST4 8AX

Telford Steam Railway - 44 min
www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk TF4 2NG

The Wedgwood Visitor Centre - 45 min
www.wedgwood.com ST12 9ES

Gladstone Pottery Museum - 46 min
www.gladstone.stoke.gov.uk 01782 319232 ST3 1PQ

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery - 46 min
www.stokemuseums.org.uk 01782 232323 ST1 3DW
See the Staffordshire Hoard here as part of the Mercian Trail

We're 50 minutes away from ...

Alton Towers - 50 min
www.altontowers.com 08705 20 40 60 ST10 4DB

Waterworld - 52 min
www.waterworld2000.co.uk 01782 205747 ST1 5PU

Stapeley Water Gardens - 56 min
www.stapeleywg.com 01270 623868 CW5 7LH

These are just a selection, but there’s so much more to see and do.

Visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com, www.visitbirmingham.com and www.visitstoke.co.uk for much much more!