Staffordshire

Middle of the Road

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Overview

Leave Burton on Trent to arrive at the National Memorial Arboretum. Visit the market town of Tamworth before arriving Lichfield. Pass through Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley before finishing in Stafford.

Burton upon Trent

Set on the River Trent, Burton is famous for its brewing heritage – you can visit the National Brewery Centre for a tour and tipple! Close by you can discover Sinai Park House and the Claymills Pumping Station museum - a restored Victorian sewage pumping station.

National Memorial Arboretum

At the edge of the national forest, you can visit the National Memorial Arboretum – the UK’s all year round centre of Remembrance and home to over 300 memorials to those who have sacrificed their lives in defence of the country.

Tamworth

A large market town, Tamworth is home to the Peel Collection & Police Museum, housed at Middleton Hall. For adrenalin filled action, rides and fun for all the family head for Drayton Manor. For history, visit Tamworth Castle, where you can try out the armour and weaponry.

Lichfield

The city of Lichfield is home to medieval Lichfield Museum with its towering spire. Walk the city’s cobbled streets, visit the Georgian Museums, Erasmus Darwin House, St. Mary’s on the Market Square and the birthplace of Samuel Johnson.

Cannock

From Cannock you can visit Cannock Chase – the UK’s smallest mainland area of outstanding natural beauty – enjoy a walk, cycle or climbing or pause a while at Cannock Chase Museum.

Hednesford

Pass through the historic mining town of Hednesford where you can visit the Miner’s Lamp in the town centre – a memorial to former miners.

Rugeley

The historic market town of Rugeley lies next to the River Trent where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere or use the town as a base to explore the local countryside including Cannock Chase and Shugborough Estate with its Georgian mansion.

Stafford

Historic Stafford has a wealth of attractions – take in the Broad Eye Windmill, Stafford Castle, the famous Stafford Indoor Market, 400 years of history at the Ancient High House, St. Chad’s Church and the Guildhall Shopping centre for some retail therapy.

Overview

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Burton upon Trent

2
9.0 miles

National Memorial Arboretum

3
8.2 miles

Tamworth

4
9.9 miles

Lichfield

5
10.1 miles

Cannock

6
1.3 miles

Hednesford

7
4.6 miles

Rugeley

8
9.8 miles

Stafford

What to see and do…

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Peak Glamping Hideaway

Peak Glamping Hideaway, Hollinsclough, Buxton, SK17 0SL

The Daisy Shepherds Hut

Lordspiece Farm, Stanton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, SE6 2DD

Hazel Barrow Farm

Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UQ

Lower Drayton Farm

Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 5RE Telephone: 01785 330757

Cool Cabin

Water's Edge, Reacliffe Road, Rudyard, Staffordshire, ST13 8RS

Break Free Escape Room Stoke

98-104 High Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST5 1QQ

Cosy Nook at the Old Beerhouse

The Old Beerhouse, 112 Woodhouses Road, Woodhouse, Staffordshire, WS7 9EJ

Drayton Manor

Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW

Alton Towers

Alton Towers Resort, Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

About the Middle of the Road Trail

Distance: 53 miles
Cities / Towns: 8
Number Of Businesses: 9

From the brewery town of Burton on Trent head to National Memorial Arboretum to pause and reflect, before arriving in the market town of Tamworth. Enjoy the history and cathedral in Lichfield before heading to the Cannock area of outstanding natural beauty. Pass through Hednesford and Rugeley before arriving at historic Stafford.

Historic Stafford

You can find a wealth of industrial heritage on the cobbled streets of Stafford, the market and county town of Staffordshire. Explore Georgian Museums, industrial icons and working examples of the industrial past.

National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s all year round centre of Remembrance and a poignant place to reflect upon the great sacrifice of those who have served the country.

Cheers to Burton!

The brewing heritage of Burton can be explored at the National Brewery Museum where you can take a tour and may be sample a beer or two!

Also Nearby

Peak Glamping Hideaway

Peak Glamping Hideaway, Hollinsclough, Buxton, SK17 0SL

The Daisy Shepherds Hut

Lordspiece Farm, Stanton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, SE6 2DD

Hazel Barrow Farm

Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UQ

Lower Drayton Farm

Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 5RE Telephone: 01785 330757

Cool Cabin

Water's Edge, Reacliffe Road, Rudyard, Staffordshire, ST13 8RS

Break Free Escape Room Stoke

98-104 High Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST5 1QQ

Cosy Nook at the Old Beerhouse

The Old Beerhouse, 112 Woodhouses Road, Woodhouse, Staffordshire, WS7 9EJ

Drayton Manor

Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW