Tamworth

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Tamworth
Tamworth Castle
George Street
A map of the county of Staffordshire, with a red dot showing the position of the town of Tamworth
A map of the county of Staffordshire, with a red dot showing the position of the town of Tamworth
Tamworth
Location within Staffordshire
Population76,696 (2019 est.)
OS grid referenceSK207040
Unitary authority
  • Borough of Tamworth
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTAMWORTH
Postcode districtB77, B78, B79
Dialling code01827
PoliceStaffordshire
FireStaffordshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°38′N 1°42′W / 52.63°N 1.70°W / 52.63; -1.70Coordinates: 52°38′N 1°42′W / 52.63°N 1.70°W / 52.63; -1.70

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.

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.

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