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Stafford town centre Market Square
Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Highly Commended Award

Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ, Tel: 01785 619619,

For centuries, travellers by stagecoach and narrowboat have broken their journeys to enjoy all that Stafford has to offer. Today you'll find us even easier to reach by road, rail and air from every corner of the globe.




Staffordshire, ST13 5HH, Tel: 01538 483741, Email,

Nestling amongst the stunning scenery of the Peak District, Leek is an historic market town with a reputation for unusual shops, antiques & good food. General weekly markets - Weds, Fri & Sat. Monthly fine food market every 3rd Sat.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
Staffordsheer Heaven - The Roaches

Leek, Staffordshire, ST13, Tel: 01889 880100

Impressive gritstone edges and craggy rocks loved by walkers and climbers. It groups together two main gritstone outcrops, 'Ramshaw Rocks' famous for the 'Winking Man' rock formation and 'Hen Cloud' offering stunning panoramic views.

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  • Rail station: Buxton (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
Ilam Park

White Peak Estate Office, Home Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ, Tel: 01335 350503, Email,

Managed by the National Trust, a beautiful area of open park and woodland, running on both banks of the River Manifold and with spectacular views towards Dovedale. Open all year. Youth Hostel, NT shop, tearoom and small caravan site.

Footpath through the Forest

Bath Yard, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA, Tel: 01283 551211, Email,

Across parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 200 square miles are being transformed, blending ancient woodland with new planting, to create a new National Forest. Come and visit this amazing place.

Forest of Mercia Innovation Centre

Chasewater Country Park, Pool Lane, Brownhills, Staffordshire, WS8 7NL, Tel: 01543 370737, Email,

Chasewater Country Park is home to various rich biodiverse wildlife, hosting watersports including Wakeboarding, Sailing, and Powerboating, walk or cycle around the reservoir or enjoy a trip in history on the heritage railway.

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  • Rail station: Cannock - 5 miles (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access



Village Centre, Ilam, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ, Tel: 01335 350503, Email

The picturesque village of Ilam (eye-lamb) nestles beside the River Manifold in the Staffordshire Peak District among limestone hills.

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  • Rail station: Derby (18 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Quarnford, Nr Buxton, Staffordshire Moorlands, SK17, Tel: 01298 25732

A village worth taking the time to explore. Look out for the the old silk mill (now YHA), the packhorse route and Lud's Church; an immense natural cleft in the rock on the hillside above Gradbach in a forest area known as the Back Forest.


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The area has many large estates. Swinfen Hall is now a Hotel, with a popular craft centre - Heart of the Country Village - next door.


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Fazeley was formed in 1842 after Robert Peel bought the Drayton Bassett estate in 1790 and made his home at Drayton Manor. The Peel family developed the district outside their park land by building cotton-spinning mills


Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0NS, Tel: 01538 399365

Longnor is a sizeable village with its bustling cobbled square overlooked by the historic Longnor Craft Centre and quaint streets of stone houses. It nestles between the Dove and Manifold valleys and is a good starting point for many walks.

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  • Rail station: Buxton (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
Tutbury High Street

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9NA, Tel: 01283 508000, Email,

Tutbury - The Historic village on the banks of the River Dove, is dominated by the remains of the imposing Tutbury Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned three times.
Today the Castle offers new and exciting attractions.


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Alrewas is a village of great charm and one of the oldest communities in the Midlands. The village holds the biennial Alrewas Festival every other summer; an eight-day free festival.


Cheshire, SK11 0BD

Wildboarclough claims to be where the last wild boar in England was killed. The village is now a quiet backwater, popular with visitors at weekends.

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  • Rail station: Macclesfield (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome

Harlaston, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79, Tel: 01543 412112, Email

Harlaston lies on the River Mease, about 5 miles (8 km) north of Tamworth. It has a number of historic buildings including a listed Grade II* parish church of St Matthew;

Hoar Cross

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 8RB, Tel: 01283 508000,

Hoar Cross is a small village situated approximately seven miles west of Burton upon Trent. The ancient forests are part of The National Forest and have stunning scenery and walking.

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  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (6 miles)
  • Free entry
Town Market

Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7NA, Tel: 01827 709581, Email,

Tamworth has existed since Saxon times, and once was the proud capital of Mercia, the largest of all English kingdoms of its time. Tamworth is the home of the historic Tamworth Castle and Moat House. Drayton Manor and SnowDome.


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Longdon stands between Lichfield and Rugeley and stretches about three miles along the A51. Thevillage borders Cannock Chase and includes common land at Gentleshaw.

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