Lichfield is an attractive, thriving market city with a rich historical and cultural heritage to offer those who live and work and visit. Whilst the City has grown significantly in recent times, bringing new housing development and food and retail outlets to the City, such development has been undertaken sympathetically to preserve the character of the City. Lichfield remains un-spoilt by progress.
Lichfield Cathedral is world renown and unique for being the only medieval English Cathedral with 3 spires. Siting within the setting of the beautiful Stowe and Minister Pools, the Cathedral comprises the City’s spiritual home, forming the centre piece of Lichfield’s wider collection of over 230 listed buildings.
The City is home each year to Lichfield Festival offering an inspiring multi-arts experiences for residents of the City and the wider Midlands region. Famously the City was the birthplace of Dr Samuel Johnson, poet, playwright and lexicographer and David Garrick (Actor) after whom the City’s theatre is named and Henry Salt – Egyptologist.
Lichfield and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of leisure pursuits to cater for all ages. Attractions include The Belfry, one of the country’s premier golfing venues, Cannock Chase - an area of outstanding natural beauty and hub for a wide range of outdoor pursuits and a national reputation for excellence as a venue for mountain biking enthusiasts. Within a short travelling distance are the NEC – offering a wide range of national and international shows and exhibitions and the City of Birmingham, with it’s rich industrial heritage and renaissance as a 21st century city with the impressive Symphony Hall and International Convention Centre amongst other attractions of note.
Whittington Barracks, with it’s close proximity to the M6 Toll Road (junction at Weedon), offers rapid and easy access to the motorway network, enabling easy commute from nearby sizeable Staffordshire conurbations including Tamworth; Burton upon Trent; Stafford, and further afield to the metropolitan hubs of of the City of Birmingham and Walsall for example.
Lichfield Trent Valley Railway Station offers easy access to a wide range of local rail networks and to the strategic West Coast Main Line; bringing within easy commuting distance locations such as Stafford, Coventry, Rugby, Wolverhampton and the wider West Midlands conurbation.
Located within 30 minutes drive of Whittington Barracks, Birmingham International Airport hosts a wide range of carriers, offering regular flights to UK domestic and international locations.