Stafford might be the county town of Staffordshire, but it’s only the third most populous, after Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme (and also the least hyphenated of the three). That said, it’s no hamlet. With a population of well over 120,000 for the borough, it’s a lively, buzzing town with bags of history, most of it not only on display but in everyday use. Walk around the town centre and you’ll pass plenty of Georgian, Victorian and modern architecture, and even a very prominent Tudor building that’s still in use today.
Being located almost halfway between Stoke and Birmingham, Stafford is perfectly placed to be a commuter town for both cities. With the West Coast Mainline joining all three, along with Edinburgh, London and a host of other cities, it’s no wonder people choose to live here. Of course, it’s not populated entirely by commuters. It has plenty of businesses and shops here, making the town centre a pleasant and thriving place to live and work. So if you’re planning a visit to sample the history and the lifestyle, here’s all you need to know about trains to Stafford.Book direct