History and Heritage
Staffordshire is steeped in history, from its Stone Age origins, through Roman and medieval times to modern industrial life. We have towns and villages with picturesque churches, castles and stately homes reflecting the unique identity of our area.
Activities and Attractions
With a huge host of activities and attractions Staffordshire is the ideal location for a break with something that everyone will enjoy doing. If you’re interested in the history of steam and the country railways then Churnet Valley and Rudyard Lake railways take you on a journey back to the classic days of railway travel passing through beautiful countryside. If you’re heading to Staffordshire with your family or friends and looking to let off some steam then a trip to one of the regions theme parks at Drayton Manor or Alton Towers promises a day packed with thrills and laughs. If you’re looking for something different to do then a visit to Monkey Forest lets you walk amongst 140 monkeys ranging in species. Step back in time in Tamworth Castle and see how the Saxons, Normand, Tudors and Victorians spent their time in the ancient castle. With the national brewery centre and Marston’s brewery tour you can brush up on your beer knowledge and get the opportunity to sample a range of different cask ales. With all these and a host of walking a cycling routes there is no end to the activities while you are away in Staffordshire.
Food and Drink
Whether you're searching for a fine dining restaurant, welcoming pub or inn, easy going brassiere or homely tea room, Staffordshire has some great places to eat and drink. With a host of mouth-watering Staffordshire food and drink festivals throughout the year from Leek to Lichfield, and Shugborough to Weston Park, you can sample many local gourmet delights at annual food and drink events. With monthly Staffordshire Farmers Markets as well, you’re sure to find an event to whet your appetite. With a range of local and international real ales why not enjoy an evening in one of a range of traditional British pubs in Staffordshire.