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About Tamworth, England
Tamworth is a substantial market town in Staffordshire, England. Named after the River Tame, which flows through it, Tamworth is located 23 km north-east of Birmingham city and 166 km north-west of London. Its population of nearly 80,000 people makes Tamworth the second-biggest settlement in Staffordshire after Stoke-on-Trent.
Hire a car in Tamworth and visit the historic Tamworth Castle and Moat House. The town used to be the capital of the ancient capital of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy of Kingdom of Mercia. Nowadays, its commercial activity revolves around logistics, engineering, clothing, brick, tile and paper manufacture. The U.K.'s first full-sized, actual-snow indoor ski slop, Snowdome, is in Tamworth, which is the UK's first full-sized real-snow indoor ski slope is located in Tamworth, which is just 4km from Drayton Manor Theme Park.
Interestingly, the Reliant Motor Company - manufacturer of the Scimitar sports car and Robin three-wheeler - operated in Tamworth from 1935 to 1998. The factory was demolished, but the housing estate built in its place was called Scimitar Park and its streets were named after Reliant vehicles (e.g. Robin Close).