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Tamworth’s history dates as far back as the Anglo-Saxon period when the riverside town was the capital of the Mercia Kingdom. The town’s past is evident in its historic buildings including the magnificent Tamworth Castle which is one of the best examples of a Norman stronghold.
The Staffordshire market town is the second largest settlement in the county and has developed over the years as many are attracted by its property prices and transport links.
Moving to or from Tamworth could not be easier. The Britannia Bradshaw office is located just 45 minutes away in Leicester. Britannia Bradshaw offer a range of removal services including international moves and storage solutions.
Moving to Tamworth
Whether you want to buy a period family home or trendy apartment, there is something for everybody in Tamworth. Young professionals tend to love the modern one and two bed apartments and will need a minimum budget of £125,000. Two bed terraces are also upwards of this figure and a great investment for first time buyers. The modern estates outside of the town centre tend to be where families reside and a large detached home will set buyers back upwards of £230,000.
Due to the strong commuter links Tamworth offers there is a buoyant rental market. Town centre flats start at £495 pcm, rising to £520 pcm for two bedrooms. Young families looking for some space can rent a three-bedroom house for upwards of £675 pcm but this can escalate to £1200 pcm as bedrooms increase.
Schools in Tamworth
There are numerous primary schools in and around Tamworth but there are three that stand out. They are all co-educational facilities for those aged four to 11. Florendine Primary and St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary are both ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted whereas St Andrew’s CofE is ‘outstanding’.
The Polesworth School caters to children aged three to 18 and was given Academy status in 2011. Complete with sixth form, the school is ‘outstanding’ across all criteria according to Ofsted. Landau Forte Academy and Sixth Form is located in Amington, a suburb of Tamworth.
Transport Links Tamworth
Tamworth railway station is comprised of four platforms. Platforms one and two carry West Coast Main Line services whilst platforms three and four are for Cross Country trains. Westbound services from platform one head to Crewe, whereas platform two is where passengers alight for Northampton or London. Platform thee has northbound services to Derby and beyond and platform four has trains to Birmingham.
Tamworth sits just north of a bypass which connects to major motorways and A roads in the east and west. The M42 is in the east and M6 (Toll) to the west. Birmingham is a 30-minute drive away in good traffic, Coventry is 40 minutes away and Leicester 50 minutes.