Tamworth is a town with borough status within the county of Staffordshire, West Midlands Region, England, United Kingdom. It lies at the confluence of the rivers Anker and Tame in proximity with the cities of Birmingham
. Its history dates back the Saxon times and used to serve as the capital of the Kingdom of Mercia during the rule of King Offa until the Danes ransacked it around 874. The town today grew further throughout the course of time and is famous for its long and illustrious history, cultural heritage and wealthy economy.
Top Attractions within and nearby Tamworth:Alvecote Priory Picnic Area
lies within the grounds of Alvecote Priory of which on the edge of the Alvecote village in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. The site is a wonderful area to relax, have picnic and explore the canal and old mine that leads to the nearby Pooley Field Heritage Centre. Ash End House Children's Farm
is located along Middleton Lane of Middleton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. The venue is near the town of Tamworth making it a fine destination to visit when around area. The site is a family owned farm that welcomes children for over thirty years. It offers wide variety of attractions designed to educate children about animals and nature per se whilst having a lot of fun. For more information kindly visit its website www.childrensfarm.co.uk
. Drayton Manor Theme Park
can be found near Tamworth of Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. It is a celebrated themed park, resort and zoo that offers wide variety of exciting attractions all within a 280-acres of land. Amongst its famous rides are the Apocalypse and Shockwave. For more information about the marvelous destination do visit its website www.draytonmanor.co.uk
is a popular large leisure facility that can be found within Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. Amongst the complex's most sought after attractions are its 25m swimming pool and gym, bars, restaurant and the 170m long ski slope. The venue is good for both professional skaters and beginners. Snowdome's website is www.snowdome.co.uk
. Tamworth Castle
stands in proximity with the River Tame within the town of Tamworth in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. It is an ancient fortified Norman castle that has been on the area since the Anglo-Saxon times to protect the town from invasion. A visit to the famous Grade I listed building is a fine way to learn and seemingly travel back to the bygone era of the rulers of the Kingdom of Mercia. Tamworth Market
takes place every Tuesday and Saturday in Market Street, George Street, Colehill and St Editha's Square. There has been a market held in Tamworth ever since Saxon times. There are around 95 stores selling a wide range of products and speciality markets and seasonal fayres are held throughout the year.