Staffordshire is a varied and beautiful county situated in the West Midlands, it includes cities and large towns such as Stoke and Newcastle-under-Lyme, in addition to more rural areas featuring moors and rugged hills. Stoke provides the ideal bustling city life for those desiring excellent shopping and lively nightlife, on the other hand, those seeking quieter surroundings can select from one of the many villages in the Cannock Chase Area, a designated area of natural beauty featuring stunning scenery. Staffordshire also contains such historic sites as Lichfield Cathedral, Tamworth castle in addition to many historic homes scattered throughout the county. The county's SnowDome or adventure parks, as well as making use of the excellent gyms and leisure centres throughout Staffordshire are sure to please sporty types. The renowned Alton Towers also makes a fantastic day out for the entire family, families will also be delighted with the range of excellent schools, both state and independent, available in the Staffordshire area. Properties for sale in Staffordshire are fantastically affordable, including terraces perfect for growing families, expansive family homes in the county's gorgeous countryside and city-centre flats perfect for young professionals with an easy commute to Birmingham of less than an hour.