The cathedral city of Lichfield is a district situated in Staffordshire, north of Birmingham.
There is plenty to see and do in this heritage city. Top attractions include the purpose-built Barton Marina, the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, and the Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin and leading doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet of the 18th Century.
The 800 year old stunning Lichfield Cathedral has a fascinating history, as explained in the wider area's past times in the Lichfield Heritage Centre, where you can walk through 2000 years of history in the varied and interesting exhibitions held here.
Notably, Lichfield was the last place in England where someone was burned at the stake for heresy. Famously, Lichfield is also the birthplace of Samuel Johnson, an English author described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history", the writer of the first authoritative Dictionary of the English Language.