As well as being home to a fantastic storage facility with an innovative online booking process and various-sized storage units, *cough* SureStore *cough*, Lichfield is also home to some great attractions and things to do.
Located in Staffordshire, Lichfield is a historic city with a vibrant atmosphere and charming streets. An ideal place for a short break, the city, offers visitors and residents plenty to do including museums, a range of independent shops, delicious restaurants and welcoming pubs and bars. For some ideas on what the area has to offer, take a look at this list of five best things to do in Lichfield, as recommended by SureStore.
The only medieval three-spired Cathedral in the UK, Lichfield Cathedral is considered a cherished landmark and the perfect place to visit for history enthusiasts and sightseers alike. The impressive building offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in over 1300 years of history including the medieval wall art, the famous Herkenrode stained glass, the Lichfield Gospels and Lichfield Angel as well as the opportunity to explore the awe-inspiring architecture.
You can visit the Cathedral free of charge although donations are welcome. There are also a number of tours for those who want to delve deeper in the building’s past. There is also the charming Cathedral close where you can wander the idyllic gardens and grab a bite to eat at the café.
Beacon Park is an ideal day out for all the family. Stretching over 70 acres, the park offers picturesque gardens and green open space perfect for a leisurely stroll. There is also a children's play area, golf, foot golf and crazy golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, a bowling green and much more.
In the summer months, visitors can take advantage of the lake and enjoy a pedalo ride out on the water, or enjoy an ice-cream from the lakeside bistro. Beacon Parks rich, historical past also makes it an excellent visit for history enthusiasts as well as family fun.
As well as historical and outdoor attractions, the city is also home to the more modern Lichfield Garrick Theatre offering a wide range of entertainment and spectacular shows. The theatre hosts musical theatre shows, drama performances, comedy gigs, music concerts and family entertainment shows including seasonal pantomimes with some well-known faces.
With over 400 performances each year, the 500+ capacity theatre offers great entertainment for all ages with shows such as The Elvis Years, Cinderella, The Three Musketeers and much, much more.
Perhaps best known for writing his Dictionary of the English Language, Samuel Johnson is regarded as a key literary figure after dedicating his life’s work to the English language. A Lichfield resident during his early years, the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum allows visitors to explore his family home. The house was built in 1708 and was also the site of Johnson’s family bookshop business. A museum since 1901, the house is now a Grade I listed building hosting engaging events and activities throughout the year.
Home to over 8,000 Johnson related items, the house is an integral part of Lichfield history and an ideal visit for those with interest in literature and history. Explore the libraries, manuscript collections and more.
Formerly part of RAF Lichfield, the sprint course at Curborough is a short distance from Lichfield city centre and the ideal place for those who like to go fast! The long-established course is one of Britain’s premier motorsport venues hosting a range of events most weekends from March through to October.
A great day out for the family as well as motor enthusiasts, Curborough hosts car events, motorcycle events, pedal cycling events and much more. For a chance to witness record-breaking times and a whole range of vehicles picking up some real speed, head down to the course or become a member.
Lichfield offers a great range of exciting and interesting things to do. So, whether you’re old or young, an adrenaline junkie, history enthusiast or keen theatregoer, you’ll find something to suit you. For any extra space and self-storage solutions though, visit SureStore.