Things to do in Staffordshire


Staffordshire is packed with world-class attractions and things to do. Load up on thrills with two of the UK’s best theme parks, Alton Towers Resort and Drayton Manor. Get into the fantastic outdoor adventure in our stunning countryside of crags, limestone dales and forest tracks. Admire famous ceramics and visit amazing pottery factory shops in World Capital of Ceramics, Stoke-on-Trent.

Explore captivating haunted castles and atmospheric museums, or visit some of Britain’s most magnificent stately homes and blooming great gardens. Relax with a picnic beside miles of peaceful canals, then find your way to the magnificent medieval Lichfield Cathedral and the incredible Anglo-Saxon gold, the Staffordshire Hoard. Now add our fascinating towns and villages, bustling street markets, and the UK’s only Monkey Forest at The Trentham Estate to the list of places to visit in Staffordshire, and you’re guaranteed a fantastic time.

History and Heritage

Staffordshire is steeped in history, from its Stone Age origins, through Roman and medieval times to modern industrial life. They have towns and villages with picturesque churches, castles and stately homes reflecting the unique identity of the 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 and 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.

For more information on how to make the most of your trip, visit our Pub B&Bs in Staffordshire page.

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