Just north of Rugby, the west Coast Mainline splits in two, heading west to Birmingham and north-west towards Stoke-on-Trent. Lichfield is on the eastern line and is served by Lichfield Trent Valley Station. As cities go, Lichfield is pretty small, with a population of around 30,000, but that small area is packed with historical treasures, from the grand cathedral to the hundreds of small listed buildings. The Staffordshire Hoard, a more literal treasure, was found here in 2009; it’s gold and silver riches point to a past when Lichfield was a very important place indeed in Anglo-Saxon England.
Your stay in Lichfield is probably going to be a pretty cultured affair, admiring well-aged buildings and green spaces. And when it comes to eating and drinking, you’ll be able to stretch your horizons too, thanks to the copious choice of restaurants serving all sorts of cuisines, from modern to traditional, and with an international flavour – pick a pleasant evening and you might even be able to eat outside, which we heartily recommend. Here’s all you need to know about trains to Lichfield and how to make the most out of your visit.
Popular Avanti West Coast trains to Lichfield
Wherever you are in the country, here’s how long it’ll take to get to Lichfield.
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Things to do in Lichfield
You can’t visit Lichfield without seeing the beautiful cathedral right in the heart of the city, so you may as well complete your trip by going inside. Started in around the year 700, it has been a permanent fixture throughout the birth of what we now call England, surviving Viking invasion, civil war and world wars, yet still standing proud to this day. So pay it a visit and admire the architecture and the amazing story that surrounds it.
If you crave something a little more thrilling, you can take a day trip to Drayton Manor just down the road in Tamworth. It’s a small but perfectly formed theme park, with rides galore to get your pulse up. Kids will love Thomas Land, a shrine to the world’s favourite talking tank engine, which is within the grounds. And you’ll also find plenty of places to relax and grab a bite to eat between thrills.
Beacon Park is just next to the cathedral and is a place to chill out and indulge in some lighter entertainment or just a fine walk around Stowe Pool, an old mill pond and local fishery that’s now a beautiful nature area. You can have a game of mini-golf or bowls, and kids will love the play area too. So whatever takes your fancy, you’ll find something to do in or around Lichfield.
Ways to save
Saving cash is easy when you travel to Lichfield on Avanti West Coast. Depending on how often you travel and what time of day you need to be there, here are some great ways to pay less.
First, if you plan to use the train regularly over the course of a year, it will almost certainly be in your interest to get yourself a Railcard. Most people will get a third off all their rail travel as long as they stay outside of peak hours – but 16–17-year-olds can get as much as 50% off their fares. That can quickly pay for the Railcard if you’re a regular.
Second, you should book direct with us through this website or through our app, as we don’t charge a fee – booking through a third-party ticket seller will always cost more. We’re so confident in this statement that if you find the same ticket cheaper elsewhere, we’ll refund the difference, no questions asked. Finally, if there are three or more of you travelling together, we’d urge you to get a group booking – that can save you 20% too.
See how it all adds up? There are plenty of ways to save when you travel with Avanti West Coast. Have a look at our Best Fare Finder to start your journey.
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Lichfield Station Information
There’s plenty of information on Lichfield Station here:
Lichfield Trent Valley Station Information
It contains all you need to know about accessibility, toilets, parking and much more besides. Enjoy your trip with Avanti West Coast.