Dr Samuel Johnson
Dr Samuel Johnson
In the Market Square we have another statue of Dr Samuel Johnson, the essayist, letter writer, and dictionary compiler, facing the building on the right above which is his birthplace.
Dam Street, Bore street, Baker’s Street and Tamworth Street are only reserved for pedestrians. So that you can wander round at your own pace. Dam Street is a typical narrow street with its quaint old shops, looking back towards the Cathedral.
Beacon Park is one of the main park in Lichfield. It is nice little park with the statute of King Edward VII stands in the foreground. It also has tennis courts, and children playing field. There is also a bowling field.
On Beacon Street there is a small garden called Memorial Gardens. There is a small gate of this garden and there is a small message that this garden is for those people who lost their lives in the world war one.
Three Spires Shopping Centre
Lichfield's Three Spires Shopping Centre is a safe and friendly pedestrian’s shopping environment and features most of the large high-street retailers with many well established local shops. You can find anything here from luxury cosmetics to domestic appliances, designer clothes to special gifts and all at competitive prices.
St John's Hospital & Chapel
The Hospital, a place of hospitality and now a home to elderly people, is one of the finest 15th century brick buildings in the country. The magnificent stained glass window in the ancient chapel, built in 1135, was designed by John Piper, famous for the east window at Coventry Cathedral.
Lichfield Heritage Centre
Lichfield Heritage Centre, is part of the building of St Mary's. The new exhibition gives a vivid account of 2000 years of Lichfield's history. Fine examples of the city's silver, ancient Charters and archives, and an extensive collection of photographs of 19th and 20th Century Lichfield
The Lichfield Canal
This historic 200 year old canal was previously part of the Wyrley and Essington Canal and is in the early stages of restoration by the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust. It is a very favourire place for locals. I didn’t see boat riding in this canal but I have been told that boat riding is common here.
The history of Lichfield Cathedral goes back to seventh century. It is the only medieval Cathedral with three spires. Its Close is one of the most complete in the country and includes a medieval courtyard which once housed the men of the choir. The building contains a number of treasures
Dr Samuel Johnson 2
The birthplace of Dr Samuel Johnson is located on Bird Street.
This building has become a very attractive place for tourists.
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