What to do and see in Lichfield, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

January 4, 2018 Roger Rusk

Lichfield /ˈlɪtʃfiːld/ is a cathedral city and civil parish in Staffordshire, England. One of eight civil parishes with city status in England, Lichfield is situated roughly 16 mi (26 km) north of Birmingham. At the time of the 2011 Census the population was estimated at 32,219 and the wider Lichfield District at 100,700.
Restaurants in Lichfield

1. National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England +44 1283 245100
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5 based on 2 reviews

National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. With 150 acres of beautiful woodland and Gardens to explore and over 300 unique memorials to see, you're sure to be fascinated by our many memorials and the amazing stories and symbolism behind them. Entry is free. To help you make the most of your visit; guided walks, tours and trails, learning activities, Exhibitions, a restaurant and a gift shop are also available.

Reviewed By Dopheen - Ely, United Kingdom

I stopped off at the NMA on a long cross west/east journey and really didn’t know what to expect. After a wholesome lunch in the restaurant I set out for a stroll around singling out the Naval Services Memorial and the Polish Memorial for my hour stay. I was completely overwhelmed by the memorials and the sense of dignity. The facilities are excellent too and all the staff helpful and courteous. Our country should be proud.

19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD, England +44 1543 306100
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Lichfield Cathedral

Reviewed By chandrah874 - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom

As with all visits to cathedrals the sheer size and tranquility within is always welcome and a time to reflect on friends no longer with us. The stained glass windows are beautiful. The interior and exterior of the building are both in good repair and...MoreHi there, thanks very much for your kind words. We hope you visit the Cathedral again soon!

3. Garrick Theatre

Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR, England +44 1543 412121
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4.5 based on 203 reviews

Garrick Theatre

Reviewed By black-biddy-2003 - coleshill

A brilliant night full of fab music & singing alobg with a few laughs. Well worth seeing. The energy and compassion was AMAZING. You wont be disappointed if you go and see this show. Great seats as well. The Garrick came up trumps again. Brilliant...MoreThank you for the great review. See you again soon.

4. Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England +44 1543 264972
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4.5 based on 257 reviews

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Reviewed By Cecilia M - Tamworth, United Kingdom

Love this museum
Very interesting place to visit and if it wasn't for this guy we wouldn't have the dictionary as we know it
Very interesting and informative staff very help
How ever there are lots of stairs to negotiate
Best bit is the second hand book shop

5. Beacon Park

Beacon Park Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 6QZ, England +44 1543 308867
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4.5 based on 254 reviews

Beacon Park

Reviewed By profjoypc - Alnwick, United Kingdom

Lichfield is very lucky to have such a large and beautiful park right in the heart of town. We had a lovely walk through it before having lunch in its Lakeside Bistro. The park itself has some beautiful formal flower beds, mature trees, and plenty of maintained parkland to wander around at leisure. There is a children's play area and paddle boats on the lake. Definitely a place to return to.

6. Erasmus Darwin House

Darwin House Beacon Street, Lichfield WS13 7AD, England +44 1543 306260
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4.5 based on 239 reviews

Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin was one of the greatest polymaths of the 18th century. It has been said that no one since has rivaled his achievements in such a wide range of fields. Indeed, he posited a coherent theory of evolution a full 70 years before his grandson Charles. This beautiful Georgian town house and previous home of Erasmus is dedicated to his life and achievements. Set in an ancient part of Lichfield city centre, the house contains a wealth of information about this fascinating man through videos, audio guides and several hands-on Exhibitions and also provides a window into Georgian life. There is also a wonderful herb garden to stroll through and a gift shop. There are plenty of activities and workshops for all ages so do check our website for various events throughout the year!

Reviewed By DiggoryLondon - London

If you are interested in Charles Darwin then after Down House this is your next stop.
The life of Erasmus Darwin set a template with regard to the ideas and influence passed down to his grandson.
Erasmus Darwin's inquiring mind and ability to meticulously research and record details of a subject are displayed here among his exhibits and records.
The house captures exactly the period of invention at the commencement of the Industrial Revolution by Darwin and his associates.
This is a really beautiful time capsule that does credit to Lichfield.

7. St Mary’s in the Market Square

Market Square, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England +44 1543 256611
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

St Mary’s in the Market Square

Reviewed By gill m - Tamworth, United Kingdom

I recently visited the 'museum' and found that items are missing and it seems they are being thrown out! Where's the metal conduit pipe? I was told it had been sold to a scrapman! There were boxes of papers and archives that i overheard were 'for the bin'. What's going on? I asked to speak to the curator and was told there isn't one, just a manager! Lichfield heritage is being thrown away and nobody seems to be in charge. I'll be contacting the County archivist concerning this vandalism and unprofessional approach to our heritage.

8. Wall Roman Site

Watling Street, Lichfield WS14 0AW, England +44 1543 480768
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4 based on 105 reviews

Wall Roman Site

Reviewed By Paul S - Tamworth, United Kingdom

Free parking and lots of authentic history in one easily accessible site - although not the best experience on a rainy day as the place is open to the elements and it can be quite muddy. Sites with ruins always frustrate me though and Wall is no exception - there is little left of anything really other than layouts of rooms about 2 or 3 feet high at most, and yet the "information boards" scattered around depict the artists "interpretation" of what could have been there - all very exciting and colourful - and yet VERY hard to imagine when you are stood in front of a pile of rubble. Worth a visit and there is a decent pub (The Trooper?) a few yards up the road - so on a sunny day it could actually become a nice area to pass an hour or so.

9. Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Swinfen, Lichfield WS14 9QR, England +44 1543 481612
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4 based on 85 reviews

Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Heart of the Country Village - a collection of converted 19th century farm buildings - now home to individual shops and boutiques as well as two restaurants. The Village, having started as a single country store in 1985, now gives life to a collection of eclectic and stylish local businesses. Attractive courtyards, both restaurants offering al fresco dining in fine weather and a large free car park. And to the delight of our young visitors, a magical Green Fairy Trail through woodlands alongside the car park. Not to be missed are two resident Kunekune pigs. A lovely place to spend a few enjoyable hours either browsing, shopping or just enjoying a leisurely friendly atmosphere.

Reviewed By JessieWelsh - Derbyshire, United Kingdom

We visited here early one Saturday morning as we saw the signs on our way to Lichfield to do some Christmas Shopping and thought we may find some ideas here. The car park only had a handful of cars in so we weren't sure if...MoreThank you for leaving a reveiw, We open at 10am Tuesday - Sunday, you may have come before this and therefore found only a few shops open. We hope to see you again sometime, thanks again!

10. Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre

Watery Lane, Lichfield WS13 8ES, England +44 1543 262595
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4 based on 115 reviews

Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre

Located just minutes from Lichfield, our Centre has a great range of shops, independent retailers & businesses ...and lots of free parking.

Reviewed By Mel C - Lichfield, United Kingdom

Good location on outskirts of Lichfield. Lots of small business to peruse and buy from. Arts and Crafts/ Garden Centre/ Piano man/ Fruit and veg butchers / Antiques and paintings shops etc.. free car parking and you are sure to find something different. The one and only place to eat and drink is Mabel's tea rooms - avoid at all costs a truly horrible experience - Dire service /stale cake and slopped tea and coffee in cracked or odd mugs etc. and very rude counter staff ! The young girls and boys who serve the food in the main eating area are very nice! but this does not make up for the hostile counter staff who frankly need sacking! Curborough centre 9/10 ... Mabels 0/10 if you must eat take a flask and nut bar with you!

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