Discover Lichfield

The attractive market town of Lichfield is situated at the heart of southern Staffordshire, surrounded by beautiful countryside, but only a few miles from Birmingham or Derby and within easy travelling distance from two international airports, the National Exhibition Centre, the Belfry Golf Course, the new National Forest and the Peak District.
This historic Cathedral City attracts visitors from all over the country as well as the rest of the world. currantly Lichfield has a population of around 30,000 people.

A diverse and fascinating past has laid the foundations for the City of Lichfield and its district. Throughout history settlers have made their mark on Lichfield from the buildings they created, to the wars they fought and the roads they laid.
St. Chade, the Patron Saint of Mercia was buried here in Lichfield and many pilgrims visited his Shrine year in year out.
Bishops of Lichfield later made this City their home, fortifying the Close surrounding the Cathedral and setting out the streets in a medieval grid pattern. The Civil War later raged in the district, with the city of Lichfield having three sieges during the period 1643-46 and the Cathedral suffering much damage.
There are many Georgian buildings in the city and well-known residents from the 18th century which include: Dr Samuel Johnson, Erasmus Darwin David Garrick and Anna Seward. Today, the city is lively with many festivals throughout the year and the new Lichfield Garrick continues David Garrick's support for theatre and the arts.

Paintings by Alan John Precce