Sutton Coldfield is perhaps best known for its royal connections and its famous army barracks. Its official title is Royal Sutton Coldfield, betraying its significance and importance in relation to the sovereignty. An ancient settlement has existed on the site for many years – and it is even mentioned in the Domesday Book. It is now a sought-after exclusive and affluent area, ranked as one of England’s fourth least deprived areas. Two estates house its wealthiest residents – the Four Oaks Park Estate and Little Aston Park estate. On the outskirts various stately homes have now been transformed into luxurious hotels and spas – including Moor Hall, New Hall and Hoar Cross Hall.
At the heart of the town upmarket shops and independent boutiques filled with expensive brands and designer clothing line the streets and The Parade, the main road. It’s the largest place to shop, relax and eat outside of Birmingham City Centre with three malls to its name – the Red Rose Centre, New Hall Walk and The Mall. Socialise and dine in style at one of the many high-end eateries, many of which choose to showcase the area’s artisan producers and various delicacies. Attractions nearby include Artifex Art Gallery, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Ash End House Children’s Park, Sutton Park and Middleton Hall. Several sites of archaeological interest lie close to the town, including Letocetum, the ruins of an ancient Roman bathhouse and inn.
Sutton Coldfield is just 7 miles from Birmingham, making it a handy location for a variety of transport links.