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Staffordshire - 69 Attractions You Must Visit

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About Staffordshire

Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Cheshire to the north west, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, the West Midlands County and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.

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Attractions in Staffordshire

Coventry Canal
Coventry CanalCoventry Canal, United Kingdom
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Coventry Canal is a navigable narrow canal in the Midlands of England. It starts in Coventry and ends 38 miles (61 km) to the north at Fradley Junction, just north of Lichfield, where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal. It also has connections with the Ashby Canal, the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and the Oxford Canal.

Croxden Abbey
Croxden AbbeyCroxden Abbey, Croxden ST14 5JF, UK
Iconic Buildings

This majestic 12th-century abbey was home to 70 Cistercian monks at its peak. Although converted into a farm after its suppression in 1538, the remains are impressive, including towering fragments of its 13th-century church, infirmary, and 14th-century abbot's lodging. The church took over seven decades to build and was finished in 1254. It is one of the main pilgrimage centres and also a tourist attraction too.

Drayton Manor Theme Park
Drayton Manor Theme ParkDrayton Manor Dr, Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3TW, UK
Theme Parks

Drayton Manor Theme Park is home to a variety of exciting attractions with roller coasters, a zoo, and Thomas Land. It is the fourth-largest amusement park in the UK by land area at 280 acres. The park is also home to Thomas Land and Drayton Manor Zoo, home to over 100 animals, including Red pandas, Eurasian lynx, Sumatran tigers and a variety of monkeys and gibbons. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area which attracts a lot of tourists.

Duel - The Haunted House Strikes Back
Duel - The Haunted House Strikes BackAlton Towers, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB, UK
Iconic Buildings

Duel – The Haunted House Strikes Back is a dark ride at the Alton Towers theme park near the village of Alton in Staffordshire. It opened in 1992 as The Haunted House and was the largest dark ride in Europe, featuring large theatrical animations and scenes. The attraction was redesigned with interactive laser guns in 2003 and some scenes replaced, with several features removed over the years. There is a minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres for younger riders unless accompanied by an adult.

Extraordinary Golf
Extraordinary GolfAlton Towers Farley Lane Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

Extraordinary Golf is a crazy golf course with more wild and wacky features than you can imagine. This theme park themed miniature golf course re-imagines together 18 of our wildest rides and attractions. Most importantly, Extraordinary Golf is a fun activity for all the family. Test your skills at Extraordinary Golf with two wacky 9-hole courses featuring outrageous obstacles themed around some of the most famous Alton Towers Resort rides and attractions.

Foxfield Light Railway Society
Foxfield Light Railway SocietyFoxfield Railway Station, Caverswall Rd, Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent ST11 9BG, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

The Foxfield Railway is a preserved standard gauge line located south east of Stoke-on-Trent. The line was built in 1893 to serve the colliery at Dilhorne on the Cheadle Coalfield. It joined the North Staffordshire Railway line near Blythe Bridge. It is open at weekends and operates trains on Sundays, Bank Holidays and some Saturdays from April to October and Santa Special trains in December.

Fradley Junction
Fradley JunctionFradley Junction, Alrewas, Burton-on-Trent DE13 7DN, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

Fradley Junction is a canal junction between Fradley and Alrewas near Lichfield, Staffordshire, England[1][2] and the point at which the Coventry Canal joins the Trent and Mersey Canal. It opened in 1790, and several of the buildings around it, including The Swan public house, are grade II listed structures.

Galactica
GalacticaAlton Towers, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

Galactica is a flying roller coaster located in the Forbidden Valley area of Alton Towers amusement park in Staffordshire, England and is the first flying coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard. Guests ride in a prone position and experience the feeling of flight by "flying" close to the ground, under footpaths, and narrowly past trees and rocks.

Hex - The Legend of the Towers
Hex - The Legend of the TowersFarley, Alton ST10 4DB, UK
Iconic Buildings

Hex The Legend Of The Towers is a walkthrough dark ride experience. The ride's story is based on the local legend of the Chained Oak Tree and is set within the restored ruins of the Towers themselves. The ride opened in March 2000. This attraction was closed for the duration of the 2016 season, but underwent repairs in the winter before reopening in 2017.

Himley Hall and Park
Himley Hall and ParkHimley Rd, Himley, Dudley DY3 4DF, UK
Iconic Buildings

A commanding 18th Century building set amongst 180 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland. Once the family home to the Earls of Dudley and host to royalty and high society. Its park and garden, which were extended in the 1770s by Lancelot "Capability" Brown, are Grade II listed with the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. Today it is a glamorous setting for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions and other special occasions as well as Indulgent Afternoon Teas, prestigious

Ilam Park
Ilam ParkAshbourne DE6 2AZ, UK
Parks

Ilam Park is a 158-acre country park situated in Ilam, on both banks of the River Manifold five miles (8 km) north west of Ashbourne, England. It is a great place for families and dog walkers, with gentle riverside walks and the popular Manifold Tea-room garden coupled with deckchairs to lean back and enjoy the far reaching views across the Italian Gardens towards Dovedale.

Kinver Edge
Kinver EdgeKinver Edge, Kinver, Stourbridge DY7 6DL, UK
Outdoors- Other

Kinver Edge is a high heath and woodland escarpment just west of Kinver, about four miles west of Stourbridge, and four miles north of Kidderminster, and is on the border between Worcestershire and Staffordshire, England. It is now owned by the National Trust. There are two Iron Age hillforts on Kinver Edge; the larger one, Kinver Edge Hillfort, is at the northern end, while the other is at the southern end, on a promontory known as Drakelow Hill.

Lichfield Cathedral
Lichfield CathedralThe Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD, UK
Churches

Lichfield Cathedral is a treasured landmark in the heart of the country that prides itself in offering a warm welcome to all our visitors. The Anglican Diocese of Lichfield covers Staffordshire, much of Shropshire, and parts of the Black Country and West Midlands. The current Bishop of Lichfield, Michael Ipgrave, was appointed in 2016. It is a Grade I listed building. One of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and also a tourist attraction too.

Moseley Old Hall
Moseley Old HallMoseley Old Hall Ln, Featherstone, Wolverhampton WV10 7HY, UK
Iconic Buildings

Moseley Old Hall is located in Fordhouses, north of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom. It is famous as one of the resting places of Charles II of England during his escape to France following defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. It is now a National Trust property. One of the iconic attraction in this area and also you can spend some good time in the middle of history.

National Memorial Arboretum (Alrewas, Staffordshire)
National Memorial Arboretum (Alrewas, Staffordshire)Croxall Rd, Burton-on-Trent DE13 7AR, UK
Outdoors- Other

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance and home to iconic Armed Forces Memorial. The expansive site is centrally located on the edge of Staffordshire and is accessible from major road networks. It features three new exhibition galleries, larger restaurant and shop, separate coffee shop and a courtyard with garden, it provides visitors with facilities fitting that of a large scale visitor attraction.

National Trust - Downs Banks
National Trust - Downs BanksWash Dale Ln, Oulton Heath, Stone ST15 8UU, UK
Outdoors- Other

The National Trust's Downs Banks, Staffordshire, is a little wilderness of woodlands and heath in the heart of the Midlands. The property covers about 166 acres and consists of a glaciated valley with a stream running the length of the property from North to South. Other habitats include woodland and heathland. One of the iconic attraction which was naturally beautiful and also it is a nice place to spend some good leisure time.

National Trust - Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses
National Trust - Kinver Edge and the Rock HousesHoly Austin Rock House, Compton Rd, Kinver, Stourbridge DY7 6DL, UK
Outdoors- Other

Kinver Edge is a high heath and woodland escarpment just west of Kinver, about four miles west of Stourbridge, and four miles north of Kidderminster, and is on the border between Worcestershire and Staffordshire, England. It is now owned by the National Trust. The area has been a popular local tourist destination since Edwardian times, when an electric tramway, the Kinver Light Railway, connected Kinver to the Birmingham tram system.

National Trust - Shugborough Estate
National Trust - Shugborough EstateMilford, Great Haywood, Stafford ST17 0UP, UK
Iconic Buildings

The National Trust's Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire, incorporates a Georgian mansion house and walled garden. The hall is situated on the edge of Cannock Chase, about 5.8 miles east of Stafford and 4.7 miles from Rugeley. The estate was owned by the Bishops of Lichfield until the Dissolution of the Monasteries You can explore sweeping parkland, ancient woodland and a landscape peppered with monuments. See seasonal blooms in the formal gardens, or produce in the walled garden.

Oblivion
OblivionAlton Towers, Farley Ln, Farley, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

Oblivion is a steel roller coaster located at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. The prototype Dive Coaster model from Bolliger & Mabillard opened to the public on 14 March 1998 and was marketed as the "World's first vertical drop roller coaster". With a maximum speed of 68 mph, it is the third fastest roller coaster in the UK, behind Stealth at Thorpe Park and the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
Octonauts Rollercoaster AdventureFarley Ln, Stoke-on-Trent, Farley, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 3BJ, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure is a family roller coaster located in CBeebies Land at Alton Towers, Staffordshire. It opened on 21 March 2015. It is located next to Spinball Whizzer, in an area which was previously part of Adventure Land. It was one of the stunning attraction here and also it attracts a lot of tourists.

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