Tamworth is a town with a rich history, being the main base for the Mercian Kings in Anglo-Saxon times, has an historic Castle and the town is within easy reach of the City of Birmingham. The town offers a good range of entertainment, such as at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms which hosts shows including ballet, comedy, musical theatre, tribute acts and family shows.
If you want a meal out, there’s a large selection of restaurants in the town and range from traditional to contemporary, and you’ll also find a good choice of pubs and bars for a lively evening out. For shopping, you’ll find plenty of national and independent retailers to shop at, and there’s the Ankerside Shopping Centre with a great range of stores. For business, there are conference venues in the town which include those at the Drayton Manor Hotel and Tamworth Assembly Rooms, and the nearest major airport is Birmingham Airport.
Tamworth Car Hire
Wherever you are in Tamworth, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Tamworth car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some of the places to visit in and near Tamworth:
Drayton Manor Theme Park
For a great experience with all the family you can head to this huge Theme Park to enjoy a wealth of rides and attractions which include roller coasters, Splash Canyon water ride, Chairlift, Flying Dutchman swinging boat ride and Big Wheel. There’s also a Dino Trail with huge dinosaurs and an exciting 4D cinema. You can also visit the Zoo to see a variety of creatures such as black leopards, red kangaroos, chimps, Eurasian eagle owls, rainbow lorikeets and dwarf West African crocodiles. There’s also the lovely Thomas Land with a range of Thomas and Friends rides and attractions that children will love.
You can make a visit to this Norman motte and bailey Castle which is a Grade I listed building. Here visitors can learn of the history of the Castle and the town, from Saxon times right through to Victorian times, and explore the rooms with period settings from different eras such as the Tudor dining room, where you can see tapestries on the wall, and the Lady’s Chamber with elegant wood panelling and impressive four poster bed. There’s plenty to do in the Grounds as well, such as crazy golf, bowling, tennis, a skate Park and relaxing walks by the river, and the Castle is host to various seasonal events.
Ash End House Children’s Farm
A very short distance away, this is a delightful place for a family to come and see the animals and birds here including Shetland ponies, goats, ducks and rabbits. There are activities to enjoy including small animal handling, egg collecting, Shetland pony grooming, and you can also watch the regular falconry displays with the fascinating birds of prey, and the Farm also a Centre with many Shire horses to see.
Kingsbury Water Park
Not far from Tamworth, this huge Park has a wealth of outside activities to enjoy with many lakes including those for fishing, and watersports such as powerboating and sailing, as well as pedal boating and model boats. The Park also has a miniature railway, and many walking and cycle routes, along which you can enjoy the abundance of wildlife around the Park and in the wetlands with birds to spot such as warblers, kingfishers and ospreys, and there are several bird hides in the Park.
This Grade II listed restored historic house, now a Museum, is an interesting place to come and learn all about its history and restoration. Queen Elizabeth I was a guest here and the house is where the naturalist, Francis Willughby, lived in the 1600’s. Also at the Hall you can see the Peel Collection and Police Museum where there are various exhibits relating to Sir Robert Peel, the Prime Minister who founded the Metropolitan Police Force in the 19th century, and includes a number of historic police exhibits.
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