Staffordshire is a landlocked ceremonial county which is hilly to the north and south with borders on the southern end of the Pennines, the Peak District National Park and Cannock Chase (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in the south. The River Trent flows through the county and is the third longest river. Staffordshire is famous for a number of Iron Age tumuli and Roman Camps.
Stafford is rich in history and heritage retaining its medieval street plan and Tudor half-timbered buildings. The most renowned is the Elizabethan Ancient High House in Greengate which is the tallest timber-framed building in England. The vibrant market square hosts many events including the monthly farmers market. Off the square is Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, the town’s main entertainment and cultural venue hosting stand-up comedy and live music. Stafford also has an art gallery, showground and Castle.
Away from the town centre, Shugborough is a historic estate with a mansion, gardens and farms offering a great family day out. Cannock Chase is a beautiful forest with walking trails, biking paths and picnic areas great for outdoor enthusiasts. There are numerous wildlife centres to visit along with a birds of prey centre.
Stafford is noted for a host of schools, both within the state and private sector. Wolverhampton Grammar and Wolverhampton Girls High School are both highly regarded in the south of the county. Along with Yarlet School to the north and Repton to the west. Stafford also has two universities in the county; Keele which is known as a public research university and Staffordshire University.
Staffordshire is located in the centre of England making travel extremely flexible. By rail, Staffordshire is served by a number of local and national routes with Stafford, Lichfield and Rugeley all connecting with London. The M6 motorway runs through the county from north to south with the M6 toll by passing the county. International airports can be found at Manchester, Birmingham and East Midlands.Areas We Cover