Tamworth is the Capitol of the New England region of NSW and Australia. Tamworth is a very progressive city. That said heritage factors and history are important in Tamworth. Tamworth is also the Country Music Capitol of Australia. This claim is uncontested. Tamworth also services a rich rural community and is a destination for commercial activity from a very wide area. This town was called Tamworth after Tamworth, Staffordshire, represented at the time in parliament by Robert Peel. The city additionally is known as the "First City of Lights", being the first place in the Australia to utilise electric street lights.1973
The first Australasian Country Music Australia was hosted in Tamworth by radio station 2TM, which has led to the extraordinary success of the Tamworth Country Music Festival that is held every year in Summer, at the end of January, a celebration that runs continuously for 11 days.1988.
The Catholic Church is a cathedral type structure and a classic church. Be sure to check out the detail on the fence that surrounds the church grounds. There are two Anglican Churches. St Paulís and in downtown Tamworth there is St Johns.
There are numerous 100 year and old hotels in Tamworth. Mostly great building propositions. The Tamworth has been maintained to the mid 1930ís. The Joe Maguire pub on the southern entry to Tamworth is a friendly folksy pub. And with a famous Ďnose castsí in cement. (Move over Hollywood).
There is a real lot to offer in this great city, depending on when the traveller visits allow up to a week