The county of Staffordshire, England
Lichfield Cathedral with its three spires
The county of Staffordshire stands just north of the The West Midlands with Derbyshire to the east, Cheshire to the north and Shropshire to the West.
The county is famous for its potteries, it's industry, the canal network, its breweries and a variety of historic attractions nowhere more evident than in Lichfield which is home to a quite exceptional cathedral.
Stafford is famous for its Ancient High House and Izaak Walton's cottage, Stoke on Trent for Wedgwood, arguably the finest china company in England and Royal Doulton's crystal, Alton (Towers) for its theme park and Cannock for its nature resrve and museum.
There also many heritage sites, museums and stately homes worthy of visiting:- Moseley Old Hall, Shugborough (home of the late Lord Lichfield), Samuel Johnsons Birthplace, Stafford Castle and Tamworth Castle to mention but a few.
Where to stay and things to do in Staffordshire
Hotels | Bed and Breakfast | Pubs and Inns | Self Catering | Places to Visit | Antiques and Collectables | Arts, Crafts and Fairs | Gardens | Castles | Cathedrals | Railways | Weddings and Honeymoons | Restaurants | Tourist Information Centres | Staffordshire Towns | Historic Staffordshire
Selected Staffordshire hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel listSwinfen Hall Hotel, Lichfield
Featherstone Farm Hotel, Wolverhampton.
The Borough Arms Hotel, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
STOP INN Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Stop Inn Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Quality Hotel Stafford, Stafford
Quality Hotel Stafford, Stafford
Swallow Roman Way Hotel, Cannock
Express by Holiday Inn Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent
Express by Holiday Inn Lichfield, Lichfield
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Explore Staffordshire Towns
Abbotts Bromley | Adbaston | Alrewas | Alsagers Bank | Alton | Anslow | Appleby Magna | Ashbourne | Audley | Brewood | Burton Upon Trent | Burton-on-Trent | Burton-upon-Trent | Butterton | Cannock | Cauldon | Cheadle | Cheddleton | Codsall | Cresswell | Eccleshall | Edingale | Ellastone | Featherstone | Froghall | Great Wyrley | Himley | Huntington | Ipstones | Leek | Lichfield | Lichfield (Near ) | Longnor | Middleton | Moddershall | Newcastle-Under-Lyme | Newton Solney | Norbury Junction | Norton Bridge | Oakamoor | Onecote | Onneley | Radway Green | Rocester (Near Alton Towers/Uttoxeter) | Rugeley | Sandon | Stafford | Stoke on Trent | Stoke- on -Trent | Stoke-on-Trent | Stone | Stourton | Tamworth | Tatenhill | Trent Vale | Trentham | Tutbury | Uttoxeter | Waterhouses | Weston | Whitgreave | Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton. | Woodsaves | Woodseaves | Wrinehill | Yoxall |
Staffordshire Tourist Information Centres
Cannock Tourist Information Centre
The Valley Heritage Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 1543 877666
email: click here
Tamworth Tourist Information Centre
29 Market Street
Tel: +44 (0) 1827 709581
email: click here
Famous people born, lived or buried in Staffordshire
Izaak Walton (1593 - 1683)
English writer born in Stafford and probably most famous as the author of The Compleat Angler.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Born in Breadmarket Street facing the market square in Lichfield, Dr Samuel Johnson is often considered to be one of England's most famous literary figures. His home is now a museum to commemorate his life's work.
Sir Stanley Matthews (1915 - 2000)
Born in Stoke-on-Trent and one of the greatest names in English football history whilst playing for Stoke City and Blackpool yet only made 12 appearances for his country. He won the very first European Football of the Year award in 1956.
Josiah Wedgwood (1730 - 1795)
Born in Stoke-on-Trent and a member of the Darwin/Wedgwood family. He was known as "The father of the English potters' and was the founder of Wedgwood, manufacturers of England's finest china.
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