Tamworth town guide
Tamworth is situated in Staffordshire, not far from Birmingham and on the route joining the West Midlands to the East Midlands and Nottingham.
Tamworth is also well placed for rail travel with a station that sit astride both the important West Coast Main Line and the Birmingham to Nottingham line.
There is much to interest the visitor to Tamworth. The Castle is one of the finest castles in the county and overlooks the Castle Pleasure grounds with river walks and an adventure playground.
The unique parish church is dedicated to St. Editha. It has a square tower topped by a spire. The tower has a spire on each corner and has a double spiral staircase inside. Quite a rarity! The Town Hall is one of the prettiest in the country, built of red brick, with arcades at ground level, large Jacobean windows and a high-pitched roof topped with a cupola. The spacious Victorian Assembly Hall contains a dance floor and theatre.
A little way out of the town and within easy reach by hire a car is Lichfield, the site of a magnificent cathedral. Further on past Lichfield is Cannock Chase an area of great natural beauty.
A recent and exciting development in Tamworth is the Snowdrome, here you can ski all year round down a 170metre slope covered in real snow, tiring maybe, but real excitement for all ages.