Lichfield and the surrounding district offers a wide selection of places to visit. Wander this historic city with its 800 year old cathedral and museums, enjoy the thrills of Drayton Manor Park or choose from many attractions in between. The National Memorial Arboretum, created to pay tribute to those who served their country during the 20th century, is just a few miles away.
As part of our environmental policy we like to encourage our guests to walk, cycle or use public transport, rather than driving.
All the places of interest in Lichfield are within easy walking distance and the other attractions listed are on bus and or rail routes. Please ask at reception when you check in and we will happily give you the necessary information.
If you are planning to be out and about for the day, don't forget, we will be happy to arrange a packed lunch for you, just ask at reception!
For more information on Lichfield and the surrounding area, click here www.lichfield.gov.uk
Discover the art on the streets of Lichfield by following the new Lichfield City Sculpture trail. The trail takes approximately 2 hours at a leisurely walking pace and includes the Cathedral, the Samuel Johnson monument and Lichfield war memorial. Pick up a copy of the Sculpture trail map from reception.
Distance from The George Hotel: 0 miles
Beacon Park is ideally situated in the heart of Lichfield city and is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a family day out. The park is open 365 days a year and offers a range of activities including an 18 golf course, children’s play areas, tennis, basketball and bowls.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx just a few hundred yards
If you like markets, then you’ll love the Lichfield Markets! Located in the historic Market Square, general markets are held weekly on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and farmers’ markets are held on the first Thursday of the month (except January) – here you’ll find wholesome locally produced food and hand-made arts and crafts.
Distance from The George Hotel: 0.2 miles
Learn Lichfield’s fascinating story through displays, presentations and exhibits which cover 2,000 years of the city’s history. St Mary's Lichfield offers breathtaking views of Lichfield through its Spire viewing platform and displays the unique Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx 1.14 miles
The UK’s largest cutlery factory shop is just a few minutes drive away from The George and is well worth a visit.
Arthur Price is a family run company with more than 100 years expertise in manufacturing and retailing top quality cutlery, tableware and gifts, and in the factory shop you’ll find an unrivalled choice, all at prices you won’t find anywhere else!
Please note that the shop is located on the first floor via a staircase.
Distance from The George Hotel: 2.2 miles
Wall was an important staging post on Watling Street, the Roman military road to North Wales, and it provided overnight accommodation for travelling Roman officials and imperial messengers. The foundations of an inn and bathhouse can be seen, and many of the excavated finds are displayed in the on-site museum.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx 3.5 miles
The Chasewater Railway is home to a large selection of both steam and diesel locos and operates heritage steam and diesel trains on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year, most Saturdays and certain weekdays throughout the summer.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx 6.5 miles
The National Memorial Arboretum was created to pay tribute to those who served their country during the 20th century. The Arboretum is just a short drive away from The George and comprises of 150 acres of trees and memorials devoted to the concept of Remembrance.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx 7.62 miles
For the first time in Europe, Thomas and his friends have their very own home at Drayton Manor Park.
Set in 6,000 square metres of beautiful parkland, Thomas Land is a multi-million pound attraction promising fun and adventure for the young and young at heart. It boasts 12 wonderful themed rides, a spectacular indoor play area and a shop filled with fantastic Thomas & Friends merchandise.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx 9.06 miles
Discover the history, art and fun of the brewing experience at the National Brewing Centre at Burton upon Trent. The centre incorporates the original Bass Museum, and celebrates the social history of the development of brewing. There’s even an opportunity to sample some great local ales brewed on site – definitely a must for beer enthusiasts!
Distance from The George Hotel: 13.9 miles
A large zoo with 200 species of mammals including a world class monkey and ape collection, birds, reptiles and many endangered species which makes Twycross Zoo a fun and educational day out for all the family.
The zoo is located on the A444 which can be accessed via the A5, and the M42, Twycross Zoo and is signposted on brown attraction signs.
Reduced price tickets available from Reception for hotel guests.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx 21.9 miles
For family fun and, you can escape for days at the Alton Towers Resort, there's so much to do, you'll be spoilt for choice. With Britain's best theme park, splash yourself silly in the waterpark or play a round on our Extraordinary Golf course.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx 39.63 miles
“There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn” Dr Johnson, 1776.
The Lichfield Real Ale Trail guides walkers around 10 historic and memorable pubs and hostelries in the city centre, including The George - each offers their own Real Ale brews for you to sample along the way!
Situated on a working farm only two minutes away from the centre of Lichfield, Curborough Craft Centre is packed full of traditional craft and independent retail outlets. There’s plenty to do and enjoy – whether you want to try your hand at a creative workshop or browse through the local produce and homegrown plants.
Distance from The George Hotel: 2.5 miles
The museum is packed full of stories and tales about soldiers of the Staffordshire Regiment. From weaponry and memorabilia dating back over 300 years, to a full scale World War I trench, the sites, the smells and the sounds of our wartime history are brought to life at the museum.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx 3.55 miles
Situated between Burntwood, Brownhills and Norton Canes, the picturesque Chasewater Country Park is perfect for a gentle stroll, bird watching, picnicking, cycling or even a steam train ride. Featuring a play area, crazy golf, tennis and basketball area, it’s a perfect place to bring the children.
Distance from The George Hotel: 7.2 miles
With reduced price entry for our guests, Drayton Manor is less than 25 minutes drive from The George and is one of the country's most exciting adventure parks.
Please note, when planning your visit to Drayton Manor be sure to check that the park is open on the specific day you wish to visit. Please click here to check the opening hours.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx 9.06 miles
If you’re looking for an action-packed day out, you’ll love the National Forest Adventure Farm! Perfect for children and adults of all ages, there’s a Fun Field with go-karts, tractor trailer rides, pig racing, indoor play barn, a fossil pit and so much more.
Distance from The George Hotel: 12.9 miles
Bull Ring shopping centre complex boasts more than 140 shops including an iconic Selfridges store.
The National Sealife Centre in Brindley Place allows you to explore the ocean depths with over 60 displays of marine life from sharks to turtles, rays to octopus, jellyfish, otters and much more.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx 20 miles
The hands on experience in the heart of the National Forest, is open all year round and is only five miles from Junction 11 of the M42.
Suitable for a day out anytime of the year – whatever the weather, CONKERS keeps the family engaged for hours!
In the Discovery and Waterside Centres you can explore the interactive exhibits, including a simulated tree top walk and play in the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play area – it’s high, it’s challenging and sometimes scary!
Outdoors you can explore over 120 acres of woodland, lakes and gardens. Where you can play on an assault course (13+), climb a viewing tower, take a ride on our Conkerchoo train linking the Waterside and Discovery Centres and lose yourself in the Playdale adventure play park. CONKERS also has a covered amphitheatre which hosts a range of music events and activities for all the family throughout the year.
Distance from The George Hotel: approx 23.8 miles
Staffordshire has some amazing countryside to discover, from the towering crags of the Peak District to the unspoilt ancient heathland of Cannock Chase, to the secluded byways of South Staffordshire. To discover more about the range of wonderful Staffordshire walks available, visit www.walkinginstaffs.co.uk or www.enjoystaffordshire.com