Staffordshire holidays

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A wild Peak District walk to a great pub: The Three Horseshoes, Staffordshire
Craggy, harsh and wild, this stroll could be straight out of the Lord of the Rings films

Phoebe Taplin

21, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Wit, wisdom and better than Wordle: why you should visit Dr Johnson’s birthplace museum
You don’t need to have tired of London to enjoy this attraction celebrating the great lexicographer in his home town of Lichfield

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Peace in the Peak District: walking the Limestone Way
Immerse yourself in a landscape of ancient tracks on a quiet trail created by locals to show off a gentler side of the region

Hugh Thomson

09, Jun, 2021 @5:30 AM

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The rock houses of England’s last cave people: Kinver Edge, Staffordshire
Sandstone caves near the Black Country were home to 44 people until the 1960s. They became a tourist attraction over a century ago and still make a fascinating visit

Richard Franks

02, Oct, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Pagan ritual: riding Alton Towers' new Wicker Man rollercoaster
Wicker Man at Alton Towers – it plunges through fire! – is the UK’s first wooden rollercoaster for 20 years, so our writer has a burning desire to try it out

Will Coldwell

08, Mar, 2018 @5:42 PM

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The new CBeebies Land Hotel at Alton Towers
Kids will love the floor-to-ceiling, Postman Pat and Octonauts-themed fantasy on offer – and there’s a bar in the back for adults if their enthusiasm needs a boost

Gemma Bowes

26, Jul, 2017 @5:30 AM

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Walking the National Forest Way: a stroll amid a transformed Midlands
It’s the time of year to check out the bluebell woods of England’s National Forest, which stretches over the former mining fields of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. We take it stage by stage, with stops for food and sleep

Meera Dattani

12, Apr, 2017 @5:30 AM

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Let’s go to … the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire
Its new Remembrance Centre has just opened, in time for Armistice Day. But also take time to explore nearby lovely Lichfield and its medieval cathedral

Rachel Dixon

08, Nov, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Gold rush: Staffordshire hoard inspires major theatre festival
A busy season of new works inspired by the discovery of Anglo-Saxon treasure is being staged at the New Vic theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Lyn Gardner

22, Jun, 2015 @3:41 PM

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The Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa, Leek, Staffordshire: hotel review
Giant waterwheels in the new spa add a heritage touch to this revamped inn in glorious countryside on the edge of the Peak District

Rachel Dixon

23, May, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Travel tips: the historic Potteries, plus deals of the week | Joanne O’Connor
Tour Staffordshire’s 300-year-old ceramics industry, enjoy a spa break in Essex or take the family to a cut-price Eurocamp in France

Joanne O'Connor

01, Mar, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Great country walks: The Roaches, Peak District, Staffordshire
Through a fairytale forest in the footsteps of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

25, Jan, 2015 @6:00 AM

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