Founded during the Anglo Saxon period, Stafford now offers a modern range of shops and services nestled among the Elizabethan buildings that are so prevalent in the county town.
There is a wide range of national and independent shops on the high street, combined with the Guildhall Shopping Centre also in the town centre. These are complemented by the Indoor Market, which hosts markets four days a week and a monthly farmers market, a popular choice with those seeking local produce. In addition, a large Asda, Tesco and retail park within half a mile of Humphrey Court mean that convenience is never far away.
Less than a mile from Humphrey Court is Victoria Park. This 13 acre Edwardian park, offers riverside walks and a bowling green, whilst the popular tourist attraction of Shrugborough Hall lies 4 miles from Stafford, and perfect for a relaxing day out.
Stafford is also host to a range of cultural attractions including the Gatehouse Theatre, which offers an eclectic mix of plays, music and comedy. In addition, the Shire Hall Gallery, a Grade II listed 18th century court house now houses the town’s library and art gallery.