Travelling around Cannock
From a rural community to a key player in the Industrial Revolution, the bustling South Staffs town of Cannock has much to offer. There is a cosmopolitan buzz to the town, where Victorian terraces vie with modern state-of-the-art houses against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty at nearby Cannock Chase.
Whether you need a quick shopping trip (there is a shopping centre next to the bus station) or a fun day out, there is something here for all ages. You will find a theatre, library, cinema, ice skating rink and, if you’re in need of sustenance, a plentiful selection of eateries and pubs.
There are a selection of train and coach services from Cannock to the rest of the Midlands and beyond. Arriva buses offer an excellent bus service to and from Rugeley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Stafford and the cathedral city of Lichfield. Getting around Cannock couldn't be simpler.
Cannock or “Chenet”, as it was once known, was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Beginning as a rural community, Cannock rapidly expanded during the 19th century with the advent of the Industrial Revolution. With its coal reserves and large mining community (along with that of the nearby Black Country), the area attracted a wealth of industry to the area. The Cannock Chase Coalfield became the most important in Staffordshire and by 1914, it was producing seven million tons of coal. The last coal mine in the town closed in 1967 and Cannock is known today for its bustling town centre and glorious nature reserve.