Historical Lichfield Lichfield short breaks: Hunt out some history

Lichfield District is rich in history, with its Roman settlement, medieval architecture, Georgian museums, Civil War battles and much more. Whether you want to dive into a particular period or explore the scope of Lichfield's heritage, there are some fascinating stories to discover. That makes the district the ideal spot for any history buff planning a short break this summer.

Learn about St Chad and so much more when visiting the stunning Lichfield Cathedral, the only medieval English cathedral with three spires. Then, call into Erasmus Darwin House, where you can learn about Charles Darwin's grandfather, who was himself a scientist, philosopher, poet and physician.

Stop off at The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum and uncover the life and times of Dr Johnson, renowned author of A Dictionary of the English Language first published in 1755.

Explore just outside the city and visit the Letocetum Roman Site at Wall, which is both a National Trust and English Heritage site. Discover what Roman Britain was like at the remains of this important Roman staging post and settlement.

For a look back at the area's military history visit Staffordshire Regiment Museum in Whittington. The museum tells the story of the local regiment and features a World War I replica trench, the Coltman Trench.

Don't miss

Visit Chasewater Railway, where you can book a trip on a vintage steam train along a historic rail route.

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