Whether you’re into religion and historic buildings, theme parks, fun on the waterways or spelling, Lichfield is the place to visit. Staffordshire's premier heritage city sits in the heart of the country not far from Birmingham, and its jam packed with things to do. So, you have your Lichfield Car Hire, where do you explore first?
Lichfield House, Bore Street, Lichfield by Brian Clift on Flickr
Lichfield is filled with lovely black and white buildings, but it’s most famous piece of architecture is its three-spired medieval cathedral, beautiful both inside and out. Once you’ve had a tour around the cathedral how about brushing up on your spelling at the house of Samuel Johnson, the writer of the first Dictionary of the English Language. The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum is where you can learn about the life and times of England's greatest man of letters, famous for his wit.
If the day is bright and sunny there are lots of outdoor options too. Go for a short drive to Barton Marina in nearby Barton under Needwood. This is home to a nice lake and if you’ve never seen canal barges you’ll be guaranteed to see a lot here. You can also visit Drayton Manor Theme Park. Drayton Manor is a fantastic place to bring the family for a day out. You’ll find Thomas Land, a park dedicated to Thomas the Tank Engine, a 4D cinema, restaurants and a zoo. For those who enjoy adrenaline fixes there’s Apocalypse, the stand-up coaster, Shockwave, the splash-tastic log flume, Stormforce 10, and the stomach-churning Maelstrom. If you try these rides make sure you have lunch afterwards and NOT before.