Stafford is a lively town where’s plenty to see and do, with entertainment, historical buildings to visit and good leisure facilities. For evening’s entertainment, why not visit the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre which offers a varied programme of performances including music, ballet, drama, opera and comedy. For a meal out, there’s something to suit everyone, with a good choice of restaurants and a variety of cuisines, and the town has a large choice of bars and pubs of different styles for a lively night out.
If you’re going on a shopping trip, the town has plenty to offer, and includes the Guildhall Shopping Centre with its large choice of stores. The town is home to a number of business conference centres, which include those at the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre and the Stafford Beacon Conference Centre, and for international flights, the closest airports are Birmingham Airport and East Midlands Airport.
Stafford Car Hire
Wherever you are in Stafford, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Stafford car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places to visit while you’re in Stafford, why not try some of these suggestions:
Ancient High House
You can come and visit this interesting timber framed Tudor house, where King Charles I once stayed. Visitors can look around the house, now an interesting Museum with different period rooms including a Civil War Room, Stuart Bedroom, Georgian Wallpaper Room, an Edwardian shop and a Victorian Room, and housed here is also the Staffordshire Yeomanry Regiment Museum.
You can see the ruins of this Castle, a distinctive landmark in Stafford, originally a timber Norman motte and bailey fortification, rebuilt in stone in the 14th century and rebuilt again in the 1800’s in Gothic Revival Style. Visitors can learn about its rich history in the Visitors Centre, along with herb garden.
St. Chad’s Church
This Church is the town’s oldest building, built in the 12th century, and is Grade II listed. You can come and see the Norman architecture with attractive and impressive features such as the huge columns of stone, and many intriguing carvings of heads to be seen.
You can visit this splendid stately home built in Neo-Classical style and you can view the house with its fine state rooms with their lovely features and rich decor. There’s a beautiful collection of porcelain, and you can look around the Servants’ Quarters with the Victorian Kitchen, Laundry and Brewery. Visitors can see the County Museum with many collections relating to the history of people of the region, and see historic costumes and horse-drawn carriages.
This is a lovely park where you can spend time and relax in the picturesque surroundings with gardens, trees and delightful walks by the river. Features in the park include an aviary, bandstand, glass house and a bowling green, along with a children’s play area with lots of activities.
Stafford Leisure Centre
There are plenty of activities and facilities to enjoy at this Leisure Centre, which includes swimming pool, gym, fitness studio, beauty treatments, squash courts and a sports hall for various sports including basketball, badminton, football and martial arts.
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