Archive for March, 2015

25 years of Green Badge Guides

Lichfield Green Badge Guides have been guiding tourists and locals around Lichfield for a quarter of a century. Lichfield Green Badge Guides are celebrating 25 years of welcoming visitors to Lichfield and introducing the city’s rich history to them. The group of six guides have a national qualification for local guides, the Green Badge, and […]

Lichfield Cathedral granted £800,000 for lighting and rewiring repairs

Lichfield Cathedral has been named as one of 31 cathedrals to receive a grant from government-sponsored scheme, the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. The fund was set up to support vital repairs to some of England’s most important historic buildings, and today Chancellor George Osborne has announced grants of between £12,000 and £800,000 […]

Swap Shop Success

Over 45 tourism businesses came to Lichfield & Tamworth Swap Shop at Drayton Manor Theme Park on Friday 13 March. Organised by the Visit Lichfield team and supported by Destination Tamworth, the event gave tourism businesses a free opportunity to promote what was new this year for their venue or organisation. Attractions in attendance included World Of Wedgwood, […]

LDTA Elephant

 Lichfield District Tourism Association has a brand new member.  Our elephant will be flying the flag for tourism as part of Lichfield Festival’s Baby Elephant Parade. From Friday 3 – Saturday 11 July, visitors will follow the trail of baby elephants across the city, all of which will have been decorated by local community groups schools […]

New Managing Director appointed at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has welcomed a new Managing Director to the helm. William Bryan, MD, will take over the responsibility from his father Colin, who is stepping up to the role of Chief Executive. William will now assume the role of Managing Director and take over the day-to-day running of the […]

Rachael’s Networking Meeting Notes – Chasewater Innovation Centre

Our recent LDTA Networking Meeting was held on Monday 2nd March, at Chasewater Country Park. Jane Lees, Chasewater Development Officer welcomed members to the meeting and immediately made everyone extremely envious, when we saw the wonderful view Jane sees every day from her office. After enjoying a selection of delicious cakes and a cup of […]

Duke of Gloucester celebrates Lady Chapel with Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral celebrated in style this week as it reached the end of a £3.7m project to restore the East End of the building, the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel. Over 700 guests descended onto the Cathedral on Tuesday (10th March) to attend a special service of thanksgiving and rededication, in the presence of HRH The Duke […]

Bird Street car park temporary closures

Lichfield city centre car park is to be closed temporarily for maintenance work.   The Bird Street car park will be closed for three days from Monday 30 March to Wednesday 1 April, and again for two days from Easter Monday to Tuesday 7 April. The car park is being closed to allow essential resurfacing to take place. Visitors to […]

New Library Tour to launch at Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is launching a brand new Cathedral Library Tour this spring. The ‘Mirror of the Age’ Tour explores books and manuscripts which mirror the time in which they were written, spanning the 13th to the 18th century. The tours, which will launch on Wednesday 11 March, will showcase an incredible selection of items including […]

Lichfield Visitor Guide and What’s On launched at Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield District Council has launched its new visitor guide for 2015 to help boost tourism numbers to the area. Tourism providers and representatives from across the district assembled at Lichfield Cathedral on Friday 27 February to celebrate the formal launch of the new Visit Lichfield guide. Produced by Lichfield District Council’s tourism team, the aim […]