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1 July

365 great things about Staffordshire - Staffordshire is the home to not one, but four 'Nationals'!

The National Arboretum: The National Memorial Arboretum is Britain's year-round national site of remembrance at Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire. It is a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in the British Armed Forces and civilian community. With 150 acres, over 300 memorials and an abundance of wildlife, there is something for everyone at the Arboretum.

The National Football Centre:  St George's Park is the English Football Association's national football centre built on a 330-acre site at Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. Home to England's 28 national teams, St. George's Park provides a world-class training environment for any team or athlete striving for excellence. The centre was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 9 October 2012. 

The National Brewery Centre: The National Brewery Centre is a museum and tourist attraction in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, and celebrates the brewing heritage of in the region and showcases the history of brewing techniques. The centre also houses a bar and cafe, a history of the town, a collection of historic vehicles, a micro-brewery and a shire horse collection, and was officially reopened by The Princess Royal on 21 September 2010.

And last, but not least, The National Forest:  The National Forest is England's most ambitious environmental project. In the Heart of England, sprawling across three counties including parts of Staffordshire, it is the first forest to be created at scale in England for over 1000 years and is now 200 square miles of mixed habitat forest, that have breathed life into a landscape and transformed communities and lives. 


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