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Samuel Johnson Birthplace re-opens
Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace to re-open next week

One of Lichfield’s favourite tourism attractions will be re-opening next week after 117 days of closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum on the Market Square will be opening doors to visitors again from 10.30am…

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Love Local Information Officer
Information officer spreads #LoveLocal safely message

Lichfield District Council’s new information officer is busy visiting local businesses to make sure their premises are covid-secure. As part of the Reopening High Streets Safely project, which is being funded by the European Regional Development…

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Parking special offer
Park for £1 at Lichfield city centre car parks

Lichfield District Council has launched a special offer across its Lichfield city car parks. From 6 July it will only cost £1 to park all day, any day of the week in council-run city centre car parks. The special offer, which is running from 6 July…

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Drayton Manor receives good to go certificate
Chair Of British Tourist Authority Visits Staffordshire Tourism and Hospitality Businesses

The new Chair of the British Tourist Authority visited Staffordshire on Saturday 4th July, as England’s tourism and hospitality industry started to reopen after the Coronavirus lockdown. Sir Patrick McLoughlin visited Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth,…

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Lichfield Cathedral set to reopen to visitors
Lichfield Cathedral set to welcome visitors again

From Tuesday 14 July, Lichfield Cathedral's doors will be open and ready to welcome back visitors. For the time being, the Cathedral will only open for visitors at specific times each day for pre-booked tickets only. Pre-booking a timed ticket will…

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The George Hotel is reopening
The George Hotel is reopening

The George Hotel on Bird Street, Lichfield is all set to reopen its doors on Saturday 4th July. The city centre hotel has been closed for the first time in its long history since March. Now, with the easing of lockdown restrictions, the hotel has…

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Council urges residents to #LoveLocal

With coronavirus restrictions slowly being lifted, Lichfield District Council is working to make sure residents are confident visiting their local high streets. As part of the Reopening High Streets Safely project, which is being funded by the…

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VisitEngland partners with national tourist organisations to launch industry standard for UK tourism

Image credit: VisitBritainVisitEngland in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has today launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as…

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Drayton Manor Park confirms reopening plans

Temperature checks for all guests upon arrival, reduced capacity, regular ride sanitation and a new virtual queueing system – that’s life after lockdown for Staffordshire-based theme park and zoo, Drayton Manor Park, which will reopen on Saturday 4…

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Lichfield District attractions to visit as lockdown ends
Top attractions to visit right now

We’re starting to venture outside again after weeks of lockdown and the world is slowly beginning to reopen. While we are a long way from normality, there are plenty of places that have adapted to welcome visitors back. Here are some of the top…

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Lichfield Festival Tiny Stories writing competition
Lichfield Festival Tiny Stories writing competition

Lichfield Festival is going virtual this year, refusing to let COVID-19 spoil all the fun! As part of their virtual festival - full details coming soon - they have launched a writing competition for 8-16 year-olds. Find out all about it in the…

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Lichfield Cathedral re-opens for prayer

Following the lifting of Government restrictions that closed places of worship at the start of the covid-19 lockdown, Lichfield Cathedral, in line with many other English Cathedrals and Parish Churches will be open for private prayer from Monday…

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Visit Lichfield announces District Doodles winners
Visit Lichfield announces District Doodles winners

Children from across the district have been putting their artistic skills to the test as part of Visit Lichfield’s District Doodles competition, and now the results are in. Last month Lichfield District Council’s visitor economy service, Visit…

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National Memorial Arboretum to re-open on 8 June to pre-booked visitors

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, will re-open on 8 June, allowing pre-booked visitors to explore the outdoor elements of the 150-acre garden and woodland site. To ensure the safety of everyone on site, the Arboretum is implementing…

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Erasmus Darwin Museum Volunteers receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Erasmus Darwin Museum volunteers in Lichfield, Staffordshire have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Erasmus Darwin House was once the home of Erasmus Darwin,…

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New platform helps key workers find independent hotels, B&Bs and apartment accomodation

NEW PLATFORM HELPS KEY WORKERS FIND INDEPENDENT HOTELS, B&Bs AND APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION Thousands of key workers are being forced to isolate away from families or relocate to carry out essential work during the coronavirus pandemic Stays for …

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Latest figures show the importance of tourism to Staffordshire economy
Latest figures show the importance of tourism to Staffordshire economy

As the Coronavirus lockdown approaches its scheduled conclusion, the county’s official tourist board has released latest figures demonstrating the importance of tourism to the Staffordshire economy. To coincide with the return of the annual English…

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Farm owners encourage everyone to get training for charity event

Owners of Canalside Farm, near Stafford are encouraging everyone to keep exercising this month and start training for their Countryfile Ramble on Sunday 4th October, which raises much needed funds for Children in Need. The family-run farm, which…

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Artwork shines light on Florence Nightingale’s legacy
Artwork shines light on Florence Nightingale’s legacy

A moving artwork for International Nurses Day highlighting the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday has been projected onto the façades of Lichfield Cathedral and Stanford Hall, the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre in…

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District Doodles art competition launches
District Doodles art competition launches

Today Visit Lichfield is launching a competition for children across the district to put their artistic skills to the test and take part in the District Doodles competition. Children from across the district are invited to put their artistic skills…

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