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Exciting history and stirring heritage

Staffordshire is home to magnificent stately houses at Shugborough Estate and Weston Park, historic working farms, dramatic haunted castles at Stafford, and Tamworth. Ride on old steam trains. Visit Lichfield’s medieval cathedral. See the most spectacular hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. Discover the fascinating tradition of brewing at The National Brewery Centre.

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Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral

The magificent three-spired cathedral links to 'Christianisation' and the heroic figure of St. Chad. Enjoy a free 'Pilgrim Guide' around the cathedral and discover it's wonderful history for youself.

Medieval Castles

Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle

Explore Tudor and Stuart chambers, grand Victorian reception rooms and the magnificent late Medieval Great Hall in this motte & bailey castle.

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Boy in stocks at Stafford Castle

Stafford Castle

By 1086 Stafford Castle had its own timber fortress complete with Norman soldiers. Today learn of the castle's historic past in the visitor centre featuring arms, armour, costumes and a scale model.

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Stately Homes & Historic Houses

The Shugborough Estate

The Shugborough Estate

Be transported back in time at this historic working estate. Once home to the world famous photographer Lord Patrick Lichfield.

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Ancient High House

The Ancient High House

Explore the museum set in England's largest remaining timber framed town house and visit the Civil War Room where Charles I stayed in 1642.

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Museums & Visitor Centres

National Brewery Centre

The National Brewery Centre

Discover the history & art of brewing at this world-class museum and visitor centre. Sample great local ales brewed on site.

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Gladstone Pottery Museum

Gladstone Pottery Museum

A unique Victorian pottery factory, complete with cobbled yard, bottle kilns and daily workshops.

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