Lichfield Bradford Train
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Lichfield is a cathedral city in Staffordshire and is located roughly 15 miles to the north of Birmingham and lies between the high ground of Cannock Chase on the west and the valleys of the Rivers Trent and Tame on the east. The city is known for its three spired medieval cathedral and also for being the birthplace of Samuel Johnson, the writer of the first Dictionary of the English Language. Modern day Lichfield retains its importance as an ecclesiastical centre and its city centre has many listed buildings and fine Georgian architecture.
Lichfield has many cultural events which includes the Lichfield Greenhil Bower which is a festival that dates back to the Middle Ages. The festival these days includes a procession from the Guildhall of marching bands, morris men and carnival floats. There is also usually a fun fair in the city centre and another and jamboree in Beacon Park. Also, there is the Lichfield Festival which is an international arts festival celebrating dance, classical music, drama, film, jazz, literature, visual arts, poetry and world music.
Lichfield is served by two railway stations, Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley. These stations are now on the Cross-City Line to Redditch via Birmingham. Additionally, Trent Valley station is on the West Coast Main Line with hourly direct semi-fast services to London Euston, and also to Stafford, Stoke and Crewe and many other local and regional destinations.
The northern city of Bradford is located in the county of West Yorkshire and is surrounded by rugged moorland and rolling hills, all of which are just a short journey from the heart of the city. It is a must for cyclists and walkers alike with a wide range of trails and paths to explore and enjoy. For a more sedate pace why not spend your time taking in the culture and heritage which is spread across the whole city. There is the magnificent architecture of Little Germany and the explained in the many museums such as the Bradford Industrial Museum and the Brontë Parsonage. Bradford is home to over 200 Asian restaurants and is proud to be Britain's Curry Capital of Britain for the last three years. There are a number of award winning restaurants which serve authentic Asian cuisine. Bradford has two shopping areas the Kirkgate Centre and the Forster Square Retail Park near Forster Square railway station. Bradford also has some of the best Asian shops in the country, including Bombay Stores the UK's largest department store. Here you will find beautiful fabrics, complete wedding outfits, gleaming jewellery and dainty shoes.