The 18th century city of Lichfield is a treasure nestling in the heart of England. The jewel in the crown of this city is the stunning architecture of the 800 year old Lichfield Cathedral, the only medieval English cathedral with three spires.
If you'd like a refreshing and calming walk in the fresh air, and a few moments of reflection, make your way through some beautiful countryside at the National Memorial Arborteum where 150 acres of woodland, comprising some 30,000 trees, frame the memorials that are dedicated to the fallen servicemen and women from World War I, World War II and other conflicts of the 20th Century.
If you fancy a little more excitement, then why not plan a trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park, a perfect place for the whole family to have fun, where you'll find a G-Force roller coaster and a 15-acre, open-plan zoo, complete with reindeer and penguins.
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Book our Tamworth Central hotel and you'll be only 20 minutes away from the birthplace of one of Lichfield's most famous residents. Word game buffs won’t want to miss the birthplace of England’s great man of letters, the author of the first English Dictionary, Samuel Johnson, who was born above his father’s bookshop in Lichfield’s market square. Charles Darwin, the famous Victorian naturalist, also had Lichfield connections; his grandfather Erasmus lived in the village. Looking for something exciting for the family? Drayton Manor Theme Park boasts a 15 acre open-plan zoo and Europe’s first stand-up rollercoaster, along with Thomas the Tank Engine live shows and Crazy Golf and, after an action-packed day, it’s just a quick 9.8 mile drive back to our Birmingham Streetly hotel.
Things to do near Lichfield
Whether you’re into history, the arts or adventures with the kids, there are countless options in nearby Birmingham for famlily fun. Choose between Dudley Zoo, just a 10 minute drive from our Birmingham Dudley hotel, and the 4D Chocolate Adventure at Cadbury World, only 15 minutes from our Birmingham Central Hotel. If you want to do a little shopping, maybe even take a little weekend break away from the kids, then why not stay at our Birmingham Central Bull Ring hotel? You'll be in the perfect place to bring back all your purchases from Birmingham's most famous shopping complex.