Tamworth – The Ancient Capital of Mercia
Tamworth, once the Capital of the Ancient Kingdom of Mercia, now one of the Midlands largest towns sitting in the Southern most tip of Staffordshire.
Tamworth has a unique place in the historical landscape of the UK and offers its visitors the opportunity to discover this rich past as well as enjoy the many attractions of a thriving and busy town set in the beautiful county of Staffordshire.
From day visits to longer stays, the town offers a rich and vibrant experience with a superb choice of historical centres, as well as attractions such as the famous Drayton Manor Theme Park with Thomas Land, The SnowDome, Strykers Bowl, Odeon 10 screen Cinema, The Assembly Rooms, and of course its Norman Motte and Bailey Castle, Tamworth Castle, to name but a few.
Shopping in Tamworth
Shopping in Tamworth “The old town” offers a unique shopping experience with its quirky, independent shops, which flows into The Castle Pleasure Grounds and in sight just across the park are The Retail Parks, offering all the high street names such as M&S, John Lewis, Next and many, many more.
Tamworth also has an abundance of great places to stay from small and intimate family run hotels, and B&B’s offering a warm welcome to larger hotels such as Holiday Inn Express, Premier Inn, Travel Lodge and of course the Drayton Manor Hotel with its themed Thomas rooms.
Excellent transport connections:
With easy access by air, rail and road, Tamworth is a great centre from which to explore the tourism heartland of the UK, including Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Lichfield, Warwick and The Peak District.