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Published September 21st 2020
From Roman ruins to rollercoasters - all in the same guide
People are being encouraged to discover more about a region of Staffordshire with the publication of a free visitor map. The new Visit Lichfield map highlights top local attractions both in and around the historic city, which became embroiled in the English Civil War in the 17th century. Lichfield is renowned for its wonderful medieval cathedral which was actually besieged in 1643 at the height of the Civil War between Oliver Cromwell's parliamentarian Roundheads and King Charles ll's Cavaliers. But the surrounding area also includes delights such as the Letocetum Roman site and museum at Wall, the canalside Fradley Junction which opened in 1790 and, in the way of contrast, the thrills and spills associated with Drayton Manor Theme Park. Further attractions aimed at enticing visitors to the area range from Chasewater Country Park and the neighbouring Chasewater Railway to the moving National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas and The Staffordshire Regiment Museum near Whittington.
The good news for people interested in exploring some or all of these sights is that there is now a free visitor map with all the key local attractions listed. Visit Lichfield has produced a fold-out leaflet that features a large map of the district on the outside and a detailed map of Lichfield city centre on the inside. Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member responsible for Visitor Economy, said: "With such a wealth of places to visit across the district, we wanted to make sure visitors don't miss out on them, which is where our handy map comes in. Using the free district map is the perfect way to plan a trip and the city map will make sure you can find your way to all of Lichfield's historic streets and attractions."
Camille Humk from Pear Tree Creperie with Emily Waldron and Kirsty Mcmahon of Visit Lichfield
The visitor map is available for free at the Visitor Information Centre at St Mary's on the Market Square in Lichfield and can be downloaded online at www.visitlichfield.co.uk/maps. To find out more about Lichfield District's attractions, shops, places to dine and stay, go to www.visitlichfield.co.uk