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Staffordshire attractions win prestigious national awards

The National Memorial Arboretum has been named the UK’s best large visitor attraction at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence ceremony. The arboretum near Lichfield, the UK’s national Centre for Remembrance, fought off competition from Blenheim Palace and Moors Valley Country Park & Forest to win the Gold award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category. And in ...

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Tolkien exhibition to visit Eccleshall Library

People interested in celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ and his links with Staffordshire will get the chance at a unique exhibition. This fascinating insight into the early years of JRR Tolkien, one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by over 250,000 visitors since it launched in March ...

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Share your mugshot on Staffordshire Day

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There’s an easy, brand new way to get involved with Staffordshire Day (Tuesday 1st May) this year – the Staffordshire Day Mugshot! Enjoy Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council and the county’s other local authorities want people to share images of themselves on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook holding Staffordshire-made mugs, alongside the #StaffordshireDay hashtag. The Staffordshire Day Mugshot could feature an iconic ...

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IRONMAN drop in event for businesses

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Local businesses are being invited to a drop-in event in Stafford, to see how they can benefit from this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire event. On Sunday 10 June, the run course and finish line will be in the heart of Stafford town centre for the first time in the event’s history. Organisers will be on hand to answer questions on ...

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£1.7 billion tourism boom continues to draw visitors to Staffordshire

Recent figures on Staffordshire’s tourism economy prove that the county remains a popular destination amongst visitors. 2017 saw the county’s busiest year, with more than 25 million people from home and abroad, enjoying a day out or an overnight trip to Staffordshire. This helped generate almost £1.3 billion in direct spend on accommodation, entertainment, travel, shopping and food and drink. In ...

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Libraries to join in Staffordshire Day celebrations

People are invited to join Staffordshire libraries for this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations on Tuesday 1 May. Author visits, quiz nights, local heroes competition, guided tours and arts and crafts activities are some of the library events already lined up for this year’s celebrations. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Libraries Chief said: “Our first two Staffordshire Days were a huge ...

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People urged to explore Staffordshire over Easter

Families are being urged to opt for a ‘staycation’ over Easter and explore the county’s many attractions. Whether its Easter egg hunts, clay pot making, family cycle rides in beautiful countryside, or a classic car show, the county promises something for all the family over the holidays. Staffordshire is the home of Easter egg-citement with both leading theme parks fully ...

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Tolkien exhibition to visit Chasewater Country Park

People interested in celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ and his links with Staffordshire will get the chance at a unique exhibition. This fascinating insight into the early years of JRR Tolkien, one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by over 220,000 visitors since it launched in March ...

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Staffordshire’s role in WWI explored at Great War Forum

People interested in Staffordshire’s role during the Great War are invited to find out more at a free event. The Great War conference will explore the county’s role during the war, covering aspects including life on the home front, stories of conscientious objectors, the use of war memorials and the meaning of remembrance. The day will bring together professionals and ...

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Families urged to ‘Staycation’ in Staffordshire over half term

Families in Staffordshire are being encouraged to staycation during the February half term holiday and take advantage of the county’s wealth of attractions. Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member who oversees tourism at Staffordshire County Council explained that the county was a fantastic place to explore with lots on offer. Mark said: “We really are a fabulous county and the half term ...

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