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Things to Do in Stafford Near Holiday Inn Express Stafford

Stafford is a historic market town located in the West Midlands region of England. The town is situated on the banks of the River Sow and is known for its rich history.

EXPLORE Stafford

Don't Go Home Without

Just 13 minutes' drive from the hotel, the Stafford Castle grounds contain the country's finest examples of Norman earthworks. The 26-acre site also includes the 14th-century castle keep, a herb garden and woodlands. The Visitor Centre has an audio-visual programme covering the castle's history as well as interactive displays where you can give coin minting or brass rubbing a try.

Must See

With its high-speed rollercoasters, scenic gardens and inventive water rides, Alton Towers Resort attracts millions of visitors each year and is just a 40-minute drive from the hotel. If you're feeling brave, ride TH13TEEN, the world’s first free-fall drop rollercoaster. Little ones can explore CBeebies Land.

Must Do

Located in the Grade II listed Shire Hall building, the Shire Hall art gallery features contemporary exhibitions and displays the work of local and national artists. It's a 10-mnute drive from the hotel.

Local Tips

See the Staffordshire countryside from a different angle at Go Ape, just a 16-minute drive from the hotel. Go flying on zip wires, tackle rope obstacle courses high up in the treetops and go riding through woodlands on Segways. There's also a treetop adventure designed especially for children. It's a fun, unique day out for the whole family and a great way to get close to nature.

Nearby Attractions

  • Stafford Castle - 3.6 mi
  • Shugborough Estate - National Trust - 6.7 mi
  • Cannock Chase - 8.2 mi
  • Go Ape Cannock - 8.7 mi
  • Trentham Gardens - 18.4 mi
  • Trentham Monkey Forest - 19.7 mi
  • World of Wedgwood - 20.3 mi
  • Tamworth Castle - 25.9 mi
  • Drayton Manor Theme Park - 26.0 mi
  • Alton Towers Resort - 26.8 mi