A new brochure has been launched to encourage people to take short breaks in Lichfield.

Created by Visit Lichfield, it showcases attractions across the district for people to enjoy during a midweek or weekend getaway.

The launch of the new brochure

Craig Jordan, head of economic growth and development at Lichfield District Council, said:

“There is so much to explore in Lichfield and the district, making it a fantastic destination for a short break.

“From the heritage of Lichfield Cathedral and our Georgian museums, the culture of the Lichfield Garrick, and the fun of Drayton Manor Theme Park, to being able to explore the National Memorial Arboretum and all the shopping treats, there’s something for all ages and tastes.

“We also have award-winning places to eat and drink, with a range of accommodation open for everyone.”

Craig Jordan, Lichfield District Council

The short breaks brochure is available to downloaded at www.visitlichfield.co.uk/download.

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  1. Lichdield will be great to visit apart from the Cathedral you have lots of new housing estates to visit,I have lived in Lichfield for years and if l was younger l would move out,Staffordshire County Council are ruining all our greenery

  2. I agree Chris ,Ive lived here all my life and appauled at the estates just being thrown up.
    It has lost much of its charm and charicature .

  3. Totally agree with Chris & GFI. I’ve been here 40 years, the place has lost its heart. All we have now is the Cathedral, old folks homes, huge housing estates, cafes and hairdressers.

  4. On a similar vein, does anybody remember those times when not everybody commenting on this site was so incredibly miserable and negative about everything?

    Happy days.

  5. Totally agree with all comments here. Lichfield has lost all of its Charm and appeal. There is our Glorious Lady of the Bower to visit. The rest is just a mish mash of disastrous bad decisions by the powers that be and sprawling characterless high density housing just about puts the nail in the Coffin. Sad so very sad.

  6. I’m young enough to move out and (thankfully) now mortgage free. Guess what i intend to do within 6-12 months?? You’ve guessed it…..I’m out of here. Shame – it used to be a lovely place to live and raise children. Not any more though.

    Well done Ian Eadie and LDC you’ve managed to turn a once beautiful and city into a concrete jungle.

  7. I actually quite like living here and am a little bemused at all the negativity. Town/city centres are changing to reflect demand and Lichfield is no different. I don’t like seeing lots of empty premises in the city centre, but frankly the reason shops close is because they don’t sell what people want to buy (or people can buy what they sell elsewhere for a lower price). The fact there’s a lot of development reflects the fact that Lichfield is a desirable place to live. I’m not keen on development on greenfield sites but hopefully over time it will attract new and better facilities. To those bemoaning Lichfield’s demise, I’d be interested to know of any similar sized towns/cities which have managed to retain the “character” you feel Lichfield has lost.

  8. Ann S

    It is a reference from my Childhood. Lady of the Bower in reverence of Lichfield Greenhill Bower which we still celebrate in Lichfield annually. ” Bower Day”. Said by my Parents presume meaning that The Cathedral overlooks the Celebrations. I am late 70,s . … You may find info somewhere in the annals of Google?

  9. @Saucy HP… Many towns and cities that style themselves as tourist destinations manage to retain the history and heritage. In fact it is written into their statutes just what development can take place. Chester, York and Bath all fall into this category and the Cotswolds similarly. Colchester with its beautiful centre and Georgian architecture also falls into that category. Smaller places like Tenbury Wells, Ludlow and many others within an hour’s drive of Lichfield have retained their ethos.
    To be honest Lichfield will never compete with the many shops in the near vicinity. In attempting to do so it has sacrificed the quaintness that was much of its attraction. There is nothing wrong in being a tourist destination as long as you embrace it and give the visitors the taste of an old England that many crave. Our council, sadly, dose none of this. The market (considering it has one of the oldest charters in the country) is pathetic (go to the one at Norwich!) and shops are now cheap and uninteresting. I could go on but it is all too depressing.

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