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about Stafford

The  medieval county town of Stafford has a wealth of history to explore. Stafford Castle has highlighted the local skyline since Norman times and the Ancient High House located in the market square is the largest timber framed town house in Britain dating back to Elizabethan times. Sir Izaac Walton’s cottage is on the periphery of Stafford and the county is also famous for the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver to be discovered to date.
The working historic estate of Shugborough hosts a wide range of events throughout the year and nearby Cannock Chase, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, provides scenic walks, cycling, pony trekking and other activities.
At the heart of Britain, the medieval county town of Stafford is conveniently located for the commuter, providing excellent transport links by road, rail and air. The M6 motorway junctions 13 & 14  and M6 Toll are in easy reach allowing access to all major road networks. Stafford inter-city Main line Railway allows fast and frequent commute into most major cities with travel time to London Euston in approximately 77 minutes. Birmingham, Manchester and East Midlands airports are nearby and a network of waterway links including, The Trent and Mersey, Shropshire Union and Staffordshire and Worcestershire canals flow through the Borough of Stafford.
The pretty market town offers a wide range of amenities, to include, shops, restaurants, theatre, library, leisure facilities and sporting clubs  plus a general hospital. There is a good selection of both independent and state schooling in Stafford and the surrounding area. Stafford also boasts a University which is currently participating in a £282 million transformation project to create a state-of-the-art learning quarter at the Stoke on Trent Campus.
Staffordshire boasts a wonderful countryside and has many picturesque villages and attractive market towns offering the benefits of rural living with the advantage of plentiful amenities nearby.
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Recommended Local Schools:

Newcastle under Lyme Independent School
Stafford Independent Grammar School
Denstone College
Walton High School
Wolgarston High school
Endon High School
King Edward Vi School
Smallwood Manor
St Bede’s Preparatory School
Needwood C of E Primary School
Oakridge Primary School
St John’s Primary School
All Saints Primary School
Haughton St Giles Primary School
Cooper Perry Primary School
Abbots Bromley School for Girls 

Recommended Local Amenities:

Weston Park
Sandon Hall
Shugborough Estate
RAF Museum Cosford
Izaak Walton’s Cottage
Stafford Castle
Lichfield Cathedral
Trentham Lakes
Cannock Chase
Uttoxeter Racecourse
Alton Towers (voted Best UK Theme Park for 2011)
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Approx 120,670 (2001 census) 

Birmingham International Airport: - 39 miles approx
Manchester Airport - 50 miles approx
Travel from Stafford mainline station to London Euston is approx 1 hour 17 minutes.
Listed Buildings
Stafford has 819 Listed buildings - 18 are Grade I,  57 are Grade II* and 712 are Grade II 

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