Staffordshire Visitor information

Staffordshire

An Introduction to Staffordshire

Staffordshire is a rural county, with its economy transforming during the Industrial Revolution, and has many acres of its land covered by gardens carefully grown such as Trentham Gardens and the National Memorial Arboretum.

Things to do in Staffordshire

Staffordshire is home to Trentham Gardens and the National Memorial Arboretum. It is also home to the 16th century Ancient High House, which is full of exhibitions and the Weston Park, a 17th century Estate. It is also home to Alton Towers, one of England's main theme parks for all ages. Lichfield Cathederal has detailed architecture and Shugborough is the Uk's only historic working estate.

Getting to Staffordshire

By Road

With an excellent road network, the county is flanked on either side by the M6 and M1 motorways. The A50 brings commuters into the heart of Staffordshire from the M1 and the east and the M54, M6 Toll Road and M42 are all to the south of the county.

By Train

Both Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford train stations are on the West Coast Mainline. This can take you to Birmingham or Manchester in under an hour. There are also direct links between both stations and London Euston – so you can be in the capital in just under 1 hour and 30 minutes.

By Coach and Bus

National Express offer services to Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. The main bus operators are First and Arriva.

By Air

Manchester, Birmingham and East Midlands International Airports are all within easy reach of Staffordshire. Whether you go by car or train these airports are just one hour away from Staffordshire.