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Staffordshire

Leave the site and travel towards Burton, just 8 miles northwest, turn right on A444 follow for 6 miles, turn left into town on the A511 park for a couple of hours. Like most large towns plenty of shopping centres to visit but also areas to get away from the traffic.

Burton upon Trent

A market town straddling the river Trent surrounded by lush countryside in east Staffordshire, best known for its industrial brewing heritage, beer is still being brewed locally. A must, visit the Brewing museums, The National brewing Centre and take in the real life experience of brewing, Marstons Brewery Visitors Centre  tour the traditional Victorian brewhouse.

Explore the Trent Washland, access via the library ramp, stroll the pathways stretching from the Burton Bridge to the St Peters Bridge with plenty of benches to rest and relax on, to take in the splendour of open space and wildlife.

Continue journey to Lichfield but first stop off at Barton Marina travel east for 6 miles right turn A511 at roundabout 4th exit A5121 for 2 miles roundabout 1st exit A38 then take  the exit B5016  towards Barton upon Needwood  roundabout 1st exit continue on B5016 follow signs to marina. Well worth the visit stroll round the pleasant scenic 3 lakes with woodland and wildlife or just go round the shops and eateries.

Marsdons

Marsdons

War Memorial

War Memorial

St Peters Bridge

St Peters Bridge

Continue journey 9 miles northeast turn right B5016 at roundabout 3rd exit A38 for 6 miles turn left A5127 travelling 2 miles into Lichfield, park in the city area. Lots to see

Lichfield

A premier heritage Cathedral city situated in Staffordshire which has had limited commercial development so still retains unspoilt charms. It’s so steeped in heritage with over 230 listed Georgian buildings, go and discover this ecclesiastical city and don’t forget the Garrick Theatre, Samuel Johnson Museum and birth place plus the great 3 spired 1195 Cathedral.

Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

Lichfield

Lichfield

Continue journey Tamworth 8 miles southeast, turn right A451 continue to follow for 6 miles turn left B5493 into the town, park locally.

Tamworth

Now a modern town with its shopping centres an over spill from Birmingham, but has retained some heritage, well worth a visit to the Castle and grounds plus the riverside of the river Tame which runs through the town.

Tamworth-Castle.

Tamworth-Castle.

Tamworth

Tamworth

Tamworth Canal

Tamworth Canal