The county of Staffordshire is situated in the West Midlands region of England and shares borders with Chesire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Shropshire. Staffordshire has a population of over 1 million people and is ranked the eighth most populous county. House prices in the county are low at £178,000. Terraced or semi-detached houses are more common to find. The average price for a terraced house is £123,000. Average monthly rental costs for a property are around £625. more
The county town of Staffordshire is Stafford and it showcases a fine selection of Elizabethan and Georgian architecture including The Ancient High House, the tallest timber-framed town house in England. The county offers an extensive network of canals including the Caldon Canal, Trent and Mersey Can al and the Shropshire Union Canal. There are more miles of canal in Staffordshire than in any other county in England.
There are many international and national companies based in Staffordshire. The Britannia Building Society is based in Leek, JCB is based in Rochester and several pottery manufacturers are based in Stoke On Trent. Alton Towers is a theme park situated near the village of Alton, the park attracts over 2.7 million visitors every year which makes it the second most visited theme park in the UK and the 9th most visited in Europe.
Mermaid’s Pool is situated in the mountainous ridges of The Roaches. Legend has it that a mermaid appears once a year on Easter Eve at midnight. Anybody who sees her is either given the gift of immortality or pulled into the depths of the pool!
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|Largest County City:||Stafford|
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