The heritage city of Lichfield

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Angela Youngman explores the quiet, heritage city of Litchfield, admiring The Cathedral of St Chad and St Mary, the Erasmus Darwin museum and the Samuel Johnson museum

The illumination of the Cathedral at Christmas and during the Great Exhibition invariably attracts large numbers of visitors

Lichfield describes itself as ‘a hidden treasure in the heart of the country’. It is a very apt description. This quiet heritage city offers visitors the opportunity to discover incredible Anglo-Saxon treasures, a truly unique cathedral and links with Samuel Johnson and Darwin – and that’s just for starters.

Well located in Southern Staffordshire, Lichfield is close to the M6 Toll Road as well as having easy access to the M5/M6, M1, M42, M40 and M50. The A38 and A5 also join up in Lichfield. It is a city which can be visited on its own, or linked with neighbouring attractions like The National Arboretum, Shugborough Hall and Drayton Manor Park. […]

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