Tamworth Travel Guide

  • Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds
    Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds
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  • Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds
    Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds
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  • St Editha's Church, Tamworth
    St Editha's Church, Tamworth
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Tamworth Things to Do

  • St. Editha's Church

    Like much of what is old in Tamworth, St. Editha's history speaks to the town's position on the frontline between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. Before Tamworth was left a ruin, the Anglo-Saxons built several churches where St. Editha now lies, and they were repeatedly burned down by raiding Vikings. Except for some significant renovations in...

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  • Town Hall

    At the end of Tamworth's nicest stretch of pedestrianised shopping - the town house lined Market Street, lies the noble Town Hall. In front stands the proud statue of Sir Robert Peel, MP for Tamworth, inventor of the Tamworth Pig and founder of the modern police force (which became known as "peelers" in Britain). Where the statue stands is where...

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  • Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds

    Created in the 19th century, the Pleasure Grounds is a public park that runs along the river Tame. It has a band stand high above a steep bank of carefully maintained flowers, from which there are the occasional brass band concerts. The grounds themselves are quite extensive, and are host to games and installations, some temporary, some permanent.

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  • Tamworth Castle

    A fort was built on this spot in Anglo-Saxon times as a bulwark against the raiding Vikings from across the border in Danelaw. It was here that the Mercian kings ruled over the largest kingdom in Britain. The castle itself dates from Norman times and survived a demolition order after its owner betrayed King John and allied himself with the French...

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  • St Editha's Church

    The parish church dedicated to St Editha is the largest medieval example of its kind in the county of Staffordshire. The church tower dates from the end of the 12th century, although the majority of the other features including the nave and the chancel were constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries.One of the unique features of St Edithas is its...

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  • The Tamworth Two

    The Tamworth Sandyback pig breed unsurprisingly originated in Tamworth. Although there is some speculation about the exact origins of the breed, the common view is that it originated at Sir Robert Peel's estate near Tamworth, Drayton Manor. Peel was an enthusiastic pig-breeder and the Tamworth breed is believed by many to be the offspring of the...

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  • Guy's Almshouses

    A former Tamworth Member of Parliament, Thomas Guy (1644-1724) built Tamworth Almshouses back in 1678 for the regal sum of £200. Guy also built the Town Hall and was Tamworth's main benefactor at the time.In 1678, Guy's Almshouses were built to provide housing for 7 poor women of the town. The rather grand facilities included a library and a large...

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  • The Snowdome

    This is one of the reasons many people visit Tamworth. The Snowdome has one of the best ski slopes (with real snow!) in England. There is also an ice rink and toboggan run. As such the Snowdome is really popular with families, thrillseekers and serious skiers and snowboarders.The other part of the Snowdome is Snowdome Fitness which has a 25 metre...

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  • Take a riverside walk in the Castle...

    Tamworth has two rivers, the Anker and the Tame. This is one of the reasons that the town flourished due to the strategic benefits of being situated at a confluence of two rivers. The confluence can be seen from Ladybridge where the Anker meets the Tame at a large weir.The river Anker flows through the grounds of Tamworth Castle and it is a nice...

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  • Tamworth Town Hall and Peel Statue

    On one of the busiest streets in the town centre stands Tamworth's Town Hall, an impressive building built in 1700 by the Tamworth Member of Parliament, Thomas Guy. Sadly the building is not open to the public, although I did get to visit when I was at school (many moons ago) and the interior was not as impressive as I had expected.In front of the...

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  • Tamworth Castle

    Tamworth has had a castle going back as far as Norman times. It is believed that the motte and bailey castle on this site was built around 1070 AD. Over the years the castle has been remodelled and rebuilt. In the 17th century, the castle was visited on three occasions by King James I of England.Tamworth Castle is associated with two ghosts which...

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  • Drayton Manor Zoo

    This Zoo is actually in the theme park, you can buy tickets for just the actuall Zoo though - if you do this you won't be able to go onto the rides. Drayton manor Zoo is quite a small Zoo with Big Cats, Reptiles, Monkeys, Owls, Eagles, Parrots , it also has an exotic creature reserve.

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Tamworth Hotels

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  • Drayton Court Hotel

    65 Coleshill Street, Fazeley, Tamworth, Staffordsh

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Tamworth South Premeir Inn

    Watling Street, Wilnecote, Tamworth, B77 5PN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Gungate Hotel

    We picked the Gungate Hotel because it's in the nicest part of Tamworth, in a quiet spot just...

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Tamworth Restaurants

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    by antistar Written Aug 17, 2014

    Tamworth doesn't have much of a culinary reputation, with many people's idea of a good night out being a curry or an upmarket chain restaurant. Christopher's Restaurant bucks that trend, presenting imaginative, well presented food, in a pleasant wood heavy setting, while still retaining a warm and unpretentious ambiance.

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Tamworth Transportation

  • Train

    Tamworth actually has two lines that pass through it, both at different levels. It's at a kind of crossroads between trains heading for the north east, and those going to the north west. This gives it more train transport options than many town its size. You can get direct trains to London, Plymouth, Edinburgh and Liverpool.

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  • Direct rail connections to/from Tamworth

    Tamworth is a great place to base yourself for a tour of the Midlands and further afield as it is right in the centre of the country's extensive rail network. Because of this, you can travel to many of the UK's major cities from Tamworth without the bother of changing trains.For direct travel around the Midlands:Tamworth to Birmingham New Street:...

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Tamworth Shopping

  • by kayleigh06 Updated Jan 11, 2008

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    I, personally, haven't been here but I have been past it and with a lot of the family residing out in the Tamworth direction, I know a few people that have!

    The complex contains most of the main shops the UK could have in any other shopping complex i.e - Currys, Boots, Next, River Island etc. I have drove past a few times and seen that the complex is quite big and stretches around all angles and I seen less than half of what there is to offer.

    What to buy: Anything that you want!

    What to pay: Average price for the UK shops - all depends on what you want to buy.

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Tamworth Warnings and Dangers

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    by antistar Updated Nov 26, 2014

    While not exactly dangerous, Tamworth has more crime than its small, quiet market town nature would suggest. I've never had a single problem there, but it is above average for the Staffordshire, and the country as a whole. A lot of the trouble tends to happen outside the centre, so most visitors would never notice. But like most small towns it pays to be vigilant at night, especially during the hours of drinking.

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Tamworth Favorites

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    by travellingrabbit Written Apr 24, 2006

    Favorite thing: Tamworth Castle - a Norman shell-keep castle with intact apartments. Period rooms dating from 12th to 19th centuries and a ghost!

    We also have some lovely countryside and canal walks surrounding Tamworth - Hopwas Woods and Middleton Hall can both be reached by lovely walks along the canal. There are some quaint villages surrounding Tamworth - Appleby, Wigginton, Hopwas, Shuttington and Orton on the Hill - find a nice village pub and enjoy a beer outside in the sunshine.

    Fondest memory: Nothing much really apart from friends and family! However, I do enjoy walking along the canal pathways and through Hopwas woods.

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    • Theme Park Trips
    • Fishing
    • Castles and Palaces

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