Welcome to Lichfield City

Lichfield’s rich and varied history comes alive as you explore the city. Take time to admire the stunning Lichfield Cathedral and its 1,300 years of history as the only medieval three-spired cathedral in the UK. Uncover the life and times of Lichfield’s most famous son and writer of the Dictionary of the English Language at The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. Step back in time at Erasmus Darwin House, home to the grandfather of Charles Darwin and leading 18th century doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet. A short walk from the city centre you’ll find our beautiful historic parks. Beacon Park boasts over 70 acres of gardens and open space where you can enjoy a leisurely walk or a range of activities.

Explore the district and experience the ultimate family day out at Drayton Manor Theme Park. Visit the National Memorial Arboretum; the UK’s year round centre of remembrance with maturing woodland and over 360 memorials. Discover the great outdoors at Chasewater Country Park on a self-guided nature walk or head to the water for a spot of sailing. You can also go back in history by taking a trip on a vintage train at Chasewater Railway. Staffordshire Regiment Museum takes you through the story of the regiment starting from its raising in Lichfield in 1705. Experience something of the horror of the Western Front by touring its full-scale reconstruction of a First World War trench.

Lichfield is fast becoming known as the City of Festivals. From large-scale nationally recognised festivals to traditional events and music concerts to food festivals, hardly a week goes by without some kind of entertainment taking place in the city. Highlights include the annual Lichfield Festival, Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park and the popular events at Lichfield Cathedral.