City Facts - Lichfield
Located in the county of Staffordshire in the West Midlands, Lichfield has a rich history dating back hundreds of years. During the Middle Ages, woollen cloth making, leather making, and farming became the main industries. In the 18th century, the city opened its doors to the coaching industry and provided accommodation for travellers passing through, but this declined when railways came into use. Brewing took over as the main source of income in the 19th century, and today Lichfield is home to several industrial estates and retail parks containing all manner of businesses.
Lichfield’s most notable heritage site is the medieval Lichfield Cathedral and the surrounding Cathedral Close. The Guildhall, the Lichfield Heritage Centre, the Franciscan Friary and the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum are among other attractions. There are also plenty of green spaces around Lichfield for those who enjoy peace and quiet. The 81 acre Beacon Park is particularly popular during the summer months.
Two main railway stations, Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley, connect the city to local and national destinations including Birmingham, Crewe, Stafford and Tamworth, in addition to a semi-fast train service to London Euston, taking just over an hour. Lichfield is also well-connected to several major roadways: the A5, the A38, the A51 and the M6 motorway.