Garrick launch for new Lichfield visitor guide

Drayton Manor owner Colin Bryan and Cllr David Smith launch the new guide

Drayton Manor owner Colin Bryan and Cllr David Smith launch the new guide

A new visitor guide to Lichfield has been launched.

Visit Lichfield 2010 – a handbag-sized booklet giving visitors a taste of what the area has to offer – was launched at the Lichfield Garrick.

The guide is split into sections, including heritage & culture, festivals, leisure, food, shopping, accommodation and wedding & conference venues.

The leader of the district council launched Visit Lichfield 2010 in front of tourist providers, contributors and special guests on Tuesday (February 9).

Councillor David Smith said:

“From the recent Staffordshire Hoard find, to the stunning Lichfield Cathedral and National Memorial Arboretum, through to the thrills and spills of Drayton Manor Park, now in its sixtieth year, Lichfield district is a fantastic visitor destination. Tourism is an important part of our local economy. More than three million visitors travel to our district each year, spending around £90 million and supporting 3,000 local jobs. In today’s financial climate, it is even more important that we encourage visitors to our district, so I am delighted to launch Visit Lichfield 2010.”

The council’s Tourism team has already distributed 73,000 copies of the guide to tourist attractions and tourist information centres all over the country, and even further a field.

Visit Lichfield 2010 is now available at the Tourist Information Centre in the Lichfield Garrick.

To find out more about Lichfield district’s tourist attractions log onto www.visitlichfield.co.uk.

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