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County Town: Stafford
Population: 810,700
Area: 1048 Sq miles 2715 Sq k
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Food Legends:Staffordshire Oatcakes
Tamworth Pigs
Bass Pale Ale
Bovril
Marmite
Folk Customs:
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
The Barlaston Wassail
Haunted Britain:
The Broughton Red Socks
Cultural Britain:
Arnold Bennett's Potteries
Doctor Johnson's Lichfield
Lore & legend:
Morridge’s Murderous Mermaid
Natural Britain:
Cannock Chase
Kinver Edge
National Forest
River Trent
Staffordshire Moorlands
The Roaches

Events

February
Pancake Race

March
British Indoor 4x4 Show

April
Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show
Continental Market
Plant Hunters Fair
Plant Hunters Fair

May
Acoustic Festival of Britain 2012
Music Festival
Plant Hunters Fair
Plant Hunters Fair
Staffordshire Festival of Performing Arts
Staffs Aero Club Shadow & MW Fly In
Uttoxeter Mayfest

June
Burslem Summer Arts Festival
Cancer Research Race for Life
Drayton Manor Family Fun Weekend
Etruria Canal Festival
Flourish Festival
Folk in a Field
Ingestre Hall Summer Fayre
Lichfield Folk Festival
Stafford Carnival
Stafford Festival of Shakespeare
Staffordshire County Show

July
Battle of Britain Exhibition
Kings Bromley Show
Lichfield Festival
Live @ the Castle
Mayor’s Festival Parade
Medieval Fayre and Market
Party in the Park
Stafford Festival of Shakespeare
Stafford Festival Raw Talent
Staffordshire Aero Club Annual Fly In
Staffordshire Classic Car and Bike Show
Street Theatre Extravaganza

August
Classic Car Show
Country Fair
Historic Food Fair and Craft Market
Just So Festival
Plant Hunters Fair
Proms concert
Saxon Festival
Scope Festival
Stafford by the Sea
Summer Fun at Stafford Castle
Summer Picnic Movie Nights
Tamworth Summer Festival
Triumph Sports Six Club International Weekend

September
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Autumn Chocoholics Fair
Dr. Johnson's Birthday
Heritage Open Days
Horn Dance
Plant Hunters Fair
Richard Bamford Vintage Trust Rally
Scarecrow Festival
Stafford Arts Festival
Stafford Borough Horticultural Show

October
CAMRA Beer Festival
Craft and Food Show
Festival of Fortune
Ghoulish Ghost Tours
Halloween at the National Forest Maize Maze!
Halloween ‘Hands on Horror’
Local History Fair
Stafford Film Festival
Stone Food & Drink Festival

November
Christmas Craft Fair
English Winter Fair
Fireworks Spectacular with the Vikings
Glyndebourne on Tour
Patshull Hall Christmas Fayre
Victorian Market

December
Christmas at Shugborough
Christmas at the Ancient High House
Drayton's Magical Christmas
Festive Food Evening
Glyndebourne on Tour
Ice Rink at Trentham Gardens
The Barlaston Wassail

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Principal towns: Stafford Stoke on Trent Lichfield

In Staffordshire you’ll find the best of Britain in an area that’s easy to reach, a unique blend of world-class attractions, fascinating heritage and magnificent Peak District landscapes.

For sheer, wide-eyed excitement, nowhere else comes close to Staffordshire. This is where you’ll find Alton Towers , the UK’s No.1 theme park, a magical world with over 125 rides and attractions set in magnificent gardens. The park has two themed hotels and an indoor water park open all year round. Drayton Manor Family Theme Park is home to the world's first stand-up tower drop 'Apocalypse' and offers a variety of entertainment for all the family. Tamworth SnowDome has the best action on real snow with all-year skiing , tobogganing and 'Adrenalin Tubing' - or by contrast you can enjoy a subtropical aquapark with rides, rapids and flumes at Waterworld .

Where can you see the world’s finest china take shape before your eyes, have a go at throwing a pot, and discover how beer has been made for centuries? Staffordshire is home to many world-famous names, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Spode. In The Potteries , over 40 factory shops offer beautiful china at bargain prices. Burton upon Trent is home of the brewing industry, and the Coors Visitor Centre (formerly the Bass Museum) tells the story of beer and brewing.

Stories of Staffordshire’s past come alive in its stately homes and gardens. Shugborough , the magnificent home of Royal photographer Patrick Lichfield offers you the chance to experience life “below stairs”, as well as a glimpse of some of the Earl’s private rooms and his work.

Haunted houses and dramatic castles tell tales of one thousand years of history – and beyond. Tamworth Castle is Staffordshire’s most complete castle, you can explore dungeons and rooms dating from Norman times. You may find Mary Queen of Scots imprisoned still at Tutbury Castle, or you might have a spooky experience on one of the regular ghost hunts!

The elegant city of Lichfield has at its centre the magnificent three-spired Cathedral , surrounded by historic buildings including the birthplace of Samuel Johnson and Erasmus Darwin .

The County Town of Stafford has some fine Elizabethan and Georgian architecture, including The Ancient High House , the tallest timber-framed town house in England. The ruined battlements of Stafford Castle provide a dramatic setting for Shakespearian productions during the Stafford Festival each July.

The ancient Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme in North Staffordshire has a fascinating Museum and Art Gallery set in pleasant parkland, and recounts 800 years of history.

Staffordshire is home to some of England’s best scenery, the Staffordshire Moorlands and Peak District, where dramatic uplands and dales are perfect for any number of outdoor activities from cycling to hang-gliding. Cannock Chase , an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” has miles of woodland and heath where Britain’s largest herd of fallow deer roam free.

Heritage railways will take you deep into hidden countryside. Travel through “the secret valley” on the Churnet Valley Railway from Froghall station. Foxfield Railway also offers steam trips and a lively programme of events.

Take a breath of fresh air in The National Forest, Britain’s most exciting environmental creation with over 400 new and ancient woodlands. With more miles of canal than any other shire county, you can explore breathtaking countryside from the network of waterways, trails and country parks through the County.

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