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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
Tamworth Castle is a typical Norman motte and bailey castle set in the south-west corner of what was a Saxon burh, located in order to dominate the approach over two rivers from the south. Standard Price: 2.50 - 4.50Adult £4.50 Con £2.50 Child £2.50 Famiy £12.20 2A 2C Hours Of Operation: 12:00-17:15Tue-Sun Closed Mondays Last adm 4.30more
Watling Street, Wilnecote, Tamworth, B77 5PN, United Kingdom
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Bonehill Road, Bitterscote, Tamworth, B78 3HQ, United Kingdom
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65 Coleshill Street, Fazeley, Tamworth, Staffordsh
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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: 20 mins
Tamworth to Derby: 25 mins
Tamworth to Lichfield Trent Valley: 5 mins
Tamworth to Cheltenham Spa: 1 hr 5mins
Tamworth to Nottingham: 55 mins
Tamworth to Stoke-on-Trent: 45 mins
And direct travel to other major UK cities:
Tamworth to London Euston: 2 hrs
Tamworth to Cardiff Central: 2 hrs 30 mins
Tamworth to Edinburgh Waverley: 4 hrs 45 mins
Tamworth to Bristol Temple Meads: 1 hr 55 mins
Tamworth to Sheffield: 1 hr
Tamworth to Leeds: 1 hr 45 mins
You can also get to Manchester, Liverpool and the North West of England by changing trains at Stafford.
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.
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.