town in Staffordshire, England
Tamworth is a large market town and borough in Staffordshire, England. It is 14 miles (23 km) north-east of Birmingham. A 2019 census estimated that around 77,000 people live in the town.
|Location within Staffordshire|
|Population||76,696 (2019 est.)|
|OS grid reference||SK207040|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||B77, B78, B79|
It used to be divided between the counties of Warwickshire and Staffordshire. In 1889, the town was placed entirely in Staffordshire.
The town is home to Tamworth Castle, a 12th century castle.
It was the capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia.
The town's railway station is located on the West Coast Main Line. Passengers can board direct local-stopping trains to Birmingham, London and Crewe. Cross-country trains, operated by CrossCountry, also call at Tamworth, providing direct trains to Nottingham, Yorkshire, Scotland, South Wales and Cornwall.