Heritage Britain

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 list

Featherstone Farm Hotel, Wolverhampton.
Swinfen Hall Hotel, Lichfield
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

Burton upon Trent Tourist Information Centre
Coors Visitor Centre
Horninglow Street
Burton upon Trent
Staffordshire
England
DE14 1YQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1283 508111
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Cannock Tourist Information Centre
The Valley Heritage Centre
Valley Road
Hednesford
Cannock
Staffordshire
England
WS12 5TD
Tel: +44 (0) 1543 877666
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Leek Tourist Information Centre
Temporary Location
Moorlands House, Stockwell Street
Leek
Staffordshire
England
ST13 6HQ
Tel: +44 (0) Tel: 01538 483741
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Lichfield Tourist Information Centre
Lichfield Garrick
Castle Dyke
Lichfield
Staffordshire
England
WS13 6HR
Tel: +44 (0) 1543 308209
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Website: click here

Newcastle-under-Lyme Tourist Information Centre
Newcastle Library
Ironmarket
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Staffordshire
England
ST5 1AT
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 297313
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Website: click here

Stafford Tourist Information Centre
Market Street
Stafford
Staffordshire
England
ST16 2LQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1785 619619
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Staffordshire Tourism Tourist Information Centre
Development Services
Riverway
Stafford
Staffordshire
England
ST16 2LQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1785 277397
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Stoke-on-Trent Tourist Information Centre
Victoria Hall, Bagnall Street
Hanley
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
England
ST1 3AD
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 236000
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Tamworth Tourist Information Centre
29 Market Street
Tamworth
Staffordshire
England
B79 7LR
Tel: +44 (0) 1827 709581
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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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