The Place to Be
Set in the beautiful county of Staffordshire, Tamworth is a vibrant town with a rich heritage.
Located in the centre of Britain, it is the largest government district with a growing population of over 77,000 people.
Its location, a stone’s throw from England’s second city Birmingham, means it has great links to the rest of the country. Close to the M42, the M6 Toll road and the A5, it is just a 20-minute journey by road to Birmingham, while London can be reached by rail in just over an hour.
Steeped in history, it is home to a wide choice of tourist attractions such as Drayton Manor Theme Park, The SnowDome, and Tamworth Castle.
It also offers a unique shopping experience, with High Street giants complimenting a wide variety of quirky and independent shops.
Strong tourism means the town is home to a number of places to stay, from family-run B&Bs to larger hotels including Holiday Inn Express, Premier Inn, Travel Lodge and Drayton Manor Hotel.
About Lichfield District
Lichfield is a creative and cultural district steeped in heritage and a thriving centre for industry in the heart of Staffordshire.
Home to over 100,000 people, it is on the doorstep of major attractions such as the National Memorial Arboretum, Lichfield Cathedral and Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, it pulls in tourists from around the world.
In fact, around three million tourists visited Lichfield District last year, spending around £96 million pounds in local shops, restaurants, hotels and other businesses – helping to directly support over 2,300 jobs.
Just north of Birmingham, it’s perfectly located to major roads, motorways and railway links, connecting it to cities across the UK and the rest of the world.
Its stock of retail and office space has grown exponentially in recent years, now home to a number of business and industrial parks with retailers including small independently run boutiques to lwell-known retail giants.
Lichfield city centre is large with unspoilt charm including 230 listed buildings and fine examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture.
Outstanding schools, a Staffordshire University campus, theatres and an ancient Cathedral are all part of the appeal, which is why many overseas businesses have made Lichfield district their base for UK operations – including those in America and Australia.