From Birmingham, head north bound on the M42, leave at J10 and take the A5 into town
Tamworth's town center isn't very widespread, so you can easily get around by foot. Heading outside of the town center, there are regular buses that go out across the area.
Tamworth castle is within walking distance of the town center and is well worth a visit.
The best place in Tamworth for a bit of shopping is Ventura Retail Park not far from the town center. It has a range of good retail outlets such as Woolworths, M&S, WHSmith, Toys R Us, Comet, Currys, Focus, Halfords, Hobbycraft, Blacks, Boots, JJB Sports, Boots, Asda Wal Mart.
Tamworth has a few good restaurants in the town center.
Tamworth has many pubs in and around the town center.