Lichfield in Staffordshire
Lichfield is just one of eight civil parishes in England to receive city status, and is located just 16 miles north of Birmingham. One can easily get to Lichfield by car, bus, or train according to preference.
The biggest historical landmarks to consider visiting include the gorgeous three-spiraled Lichfield Cathedral Castle, the birthplace of the notable writer of the first English Dictionary Samuel Johnson, and the ancient ruins of the Wall of Romans. Interestingly, Lichfield has always been known for its philosophers and the city streets speak to this claim.
Lichfield doesn’t fall short of more exciting, modern outdoor activities, however. Go Ape Cannock is a popular entertainment locale where guests enjoy outdoor adventure high in the tree tops of Lichfield. Ziplining, Tarzan swings, and even all-terrain segways are a part of the line. Team action offers high adrenaline outdoor fun with buggy races and quad bikes for high-speed enthusiasts. Hiking, camping, and strolling through the National Forest are also favorites for tourists.
Indoor activities are less abundant in Lichfield. Brand name clothing and retail shops are available throughout the medieval streets of Lichfield along with a few specialty shops. However, if you really want to spend some coin, head down to Birmingham for some serious shopping.
Every town has to have amazing places to eat, right? Well, Lichfield is no different. The city is home to a mix of coffee shops, pubs, and award-winning restaurants. Elegant eats include the Chapters Cathedral Café and Chandlers Brasserie. More affordable eateries can be found at restaurants like The Grill Inn and Lakeside Bistro.
If you are looking for something to do after the sun goes down then check out the George IV Pub and Restaurant, Horse & Jockey’s, and Paradise Lounge. If you want more than just a cocktail and some traditional live entertainment, set out for Birmingham for more entertaining nightlife.
All in all Lichfield is wonderful place to stay for a mix of outdoor and indoor adventures.