Staffordshire, located in the central heart of England, is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, so has a rich industrial heritage. It is home to Wedgewood Pottery, the cradle of English craftsmanship.
Staffordshire boasts outstanding natural beauty and excellent connectivity with the rest of the UK, Staffordshire is beautiful and safe place to study. It’s just over 1 hour and 15 minutes away from the centre of London, by train to Euston Station and has excellent connectivity to the road network.
The surrounding countryside includes Cannock Chase, where you can go and have a walk in the idyllic English countryside. To the north, there is the beautiful Trentham gardens while the stunning Lichfield Cathedral and National Memorial Arboretum are in the southwest of the county.
There is also a pleasant night life, people are friendly and there are a whole range of places you can go to eat. Within Staffordshire county, there is the national football centre -St. Georges park where the English national football team train, Stoke City F.C where you can watch Premier League. The stadium of Manchester United is only short train trip to Manchester through the west coast mainline. Staffordshire is also home to the world-famous theme park, Alton Towers.
Staffordshire is also a magical place where the author of Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien, drew his inspiration for his many works. It is believed that Tolkien spent part of his life in Staffordshire, being stationed near to Cannock Chase when training for the Army in 1915. He returned to the area after the WWI and lived in a cottage in Great Haywood with his wife. It was during this time he is believed to have started writing the ‘Book of Lost Tales’, which gave an early account of Middle Earth, that went onto become the now globally iconic Lord of the Rings franchise.