LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

From monkey forests to gin distilleries, make sure you soak up all the local sights Hoar Cross Hall has to offer.

1The Trentham Estate and Monkey Forest
Walk amongst 140 free roaming monkeys in one of Staffordshire's most ancient forests, followed by a stroll in the award-winning gardens of the Trentham Estate!
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2Staffordshire's Bluebell Woods
Staffordshire is blessed with some of the best bluebell woods around! Why not set out with a picnic from mid-April to late May, to discover these beautiful flowers in full bloom!
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3Drayton Manor Theme Park
Drayton Manor Theme Park is home to a variety of exciting attractions, from roller coasters and zoos, to Thomas Land and crazy golf.
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4The SnowDome
Visit the UK's first real snow activity venue in Tamworth. Offering ice-skating, skiing, tubing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snow play, swimming, climbing, dining and so much more!
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5Tamworth Castle
Tamworth Castle, a Grade I listed building, is a Norman castle overlooking the mouth of the River Anker, with 15 fully furnished rooms to discover.
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6Alton Towers
Set in over 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside, the Alton Towers Resort offers world class rides, waterparks, gardens and events!
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7Emma Bridgewater
Visit the famous Emma Bridgewater factory for a guided tour, spot of shopping, decorating workshop or delicious afternoon tea.
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8Nelson's Distillery and School
Head back to school at Nelson's Distillery, where you can enjoy a lesson in all things gin and vodka! With tours, talks and tasting, it is perfect for couples and groups alike.
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9Uttoxeter Racecourse
Head to one of the UK's leading Hunt Tracks, offering horse racing and hospitality events throughout the calendar year. Get your glad rags ready!
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10The National Brewery Centre
Discover the history and art involved in British brewing on a guided tour, complete with shire horses, vintage vehicles and sample tasting!
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11The Black Country Living Museum
The Black Country Museum is an award-winning immersive experience from start to finish! Stroll around the 26 acres of open air museum, as you go back in time to one of Britain's first industrial landscapes.
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12Heart of the Country
Take a trip to the charming shopping village of Heart of the Country, with boutique shops and restaurants housed in beautifully converted barns.
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13Lichfield Cathedral
Explore the only medieval three-spired Cathedral in the UK! As one of the oldest places of Christian worship and the burial place of the great Anglo-Saxon missionary Bishop, St Chad, Lichfield Cathedral is one not to be missed.
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14Erasmus Darwin House
Visit grade I listed Erasmus Darwin House in Lichfield, the former home of the English poet and physician Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin.
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15The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum and Bookshop
Take a trip to the grade I listed Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, a biographical museum and bookshop located in the centre of the city of Lichfield.
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16The Deer Park
Eat, drink and shop at The Deer Park, home to a beautiful farm shop, contemporary café, local butchers, rolling countryside and a number of independent retailers.
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17The National Memorial Arboretum
From military tributes to civilian odes, the endless memorials and gardens of the National Arboretum are a special sight to behold.
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18Kingsbury Water Park
Lying on the River Tame, Kingsbury Water Park consists of 15 stunning lakes spread over 600 acres of Warwickshire countryside, boasting incredible wildlife and bird watching.
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19The Derbyshire Dales
Explore the very best of the Derbyshire Dales, setting off on a circular walk that ensures you see the great views and wildlife this area has to offer!
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20Cannock Chase
Cannock Chase Forest is one of the best hidden gems the Midlands has to offer. From Go Ape and orienteering trails, to children's play areas and dog activity trails, you will never be short of activities in this beautiful location!
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21Lichfield Festivals and Events
Take a picnic to the proms or or enjoy a beer at Oktoberfest, as you enjoy all the events on Lichfield's bustling social calendar.
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22Local Golf Courses
Kick-back in true country style, as you practise your putting at one of Staffordshire's many golf courses. From Seedy Mill and The Belfry, to Branston or Beau Desert, we promise there is a course for you!
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23Ash End House Children's Farm
Ash End House Children's Farm is a fun day out whatever the weather! Offering tractor and pony rides, seasonal lamb feeding and lots of animals for the kids to meet.
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