Tamworth is a major market town in the the Midlands, situated in Staffordshire, not far from Birmingham. Owing to its size and importance, Tamworth is relatively easy to reach by bus from a number of different locations across the Midlands. One of the main operators is National Express, which runs a regular service to Tamworth from Coventry. Xpre55 is a new express bus company which operates a fast service to Tamworth from nearby Lichfield city centre, a quick connection taking less than 45 minutes. The local operator running buses throughout the city is Arriva, who serve destinations across Tamworth, including the city centre.
The intrepid traveller will find plenty to see and do in the town of Tamworth. Enjoy bartering to find a bargain at Tamworth Street Market every Tuesday and Saturday, or if you prefer to purchase fixed price goods, head to the ever popular Ankerside Shopping Centre. Or, for even more shopping choice, take the short walk to the Ventura Retail Park. For more adventurous types or for a fun family adventure, you'll want to visit Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth's premier amusement park. Or if arcade games and bowling are more your thing, you'll enjoy an afternoonon or evening spent at the Namco centre. Sporty visitors will probably want to spend some time at the Snowdome to practice their technique at the huge indoor skiing slope. Snowdome is just across from Tamworth Castle, too, so you'll be able to mix the modern with the historical, learning all about the town and the castle's fascinating medieval past.