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Stafford is the county town is Staffordshire and lies 24 miles north-west of Birmingham. It is a vibrant and historic town with everything you would need, from hospitals and excellent schools, to leisure facilities and supermarkets. Its enviable location makes it a hotspot for commuters with trains running to London Euston, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.
If you are moving to or from Stafford, or any of the surrounding areas, get in touch with family-run removals firm Britannia Goodwins. As well as removals in Staffordshire and South Cheshire, they can also provide packing and storage services.
Property in Stafford
There is a wide variety of homes available to buy and rent in Stafford. Those looking to move to the area will find something that fits their requirements perfectly due to such a mix of period and new build properties. Traditional terraced cottages are a great option for first-time buyers, whereas professionals love the new modern flats and apartments. There are some perfect semi-detached and detached homes for families and there are developments going up as the town grows.
Eating Out in Stafford
Stafford’s most famous restaurant is The Soup Kitchen. It first opened 300 years ago and has been looked after by the current family for 30 years. The traditional white coach inn is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Don’t forget to indulge in some homemade cake!
Stafford town centre has a variety of hotels, pubs and restaurants that offer some supreme dining options. The Market Vaults is a traditional pub and famous live music venue and are said to serve the best burgers in Stafford. The Dog and Doublet Inn opened in 1906 and is the perfect location for a delicious Sunday roast. Castle Tavern and The Swan are popular dinner venues too.
Transport Links Stafford
Junctions 13 and 14 of the M6 are just a short drive west from Stafford, meaning the town is well connected to Birmingham (40 mins) and Manchester (1 hour 30 mins). The A34 runs straight through the centre of Stafford, allowing for easy access to Stoke-on-Trent, Stone and Cannock.
Stafford railway station is a mainline interchange on the West Coast Main Line, meaning the station benefits from a plethora of services across its five platforms. Typical off-peak services see four trains heading north and four south per hour. Southbound rail services head to Birmingham New Street, London Euston, Bournemouth, Bristol Temple Meads, Reading and Coventry. Northbound services Liverpool Lime Street, Crewe, Stoke, Manchester Piccadilly, Holyhead, Preston and Chester.