England travel guide




England Travel Guide

West Midlands

The West Midlands located central part of England often referred to as “The Heart of England” comprises the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire and the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. All of them with something special to offer; from great dining, theatre, shopping, heritage sites, castles, forts.

This region is a mixture of verdant pastoral countryside with the modernity and industrial heritage of its towns; with areas of superb agricultural land famed for orchards and hopfields, punctuated by attractive rural settlements, and a mixture of valleys, rugged hills, peat bogs and moors.

The region is widely dominated by Birmingham City, the major centre of industry and the arts, a diverse city with a fascinating history and great cultural heritage, easily explored by canal towpaths and pedestrian routes. The city hosts major international events and exhibitions and offers award-winning restaurants, superb shops and an exciting nightlife.

Bournville built by George Cadbury is famous for its main attraction Cadbury World attracting thousands of visitors who come to try and learn the chocolate’s history. The village is small but with some fascinating buildings.

Coventry is another most representative city in the West Midlands, boasts some fine buildings including the medieval Guildhall of St Mary in Bayley Lane, also famous for Lady Godiva, who rode naked through the streets of the city. Coventry offers in addition of its architecture heritage, beautiful parks and buildings, terrific bars and great restaurants and shopping facilities.

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