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.