West Midlands & Shropshire
Hotels & Things to see & do in the West Midlands, Shropshire, Warwickshire & Worcestershire
The Black Country
The Black Country affords easy access to all, whether by rail, road, canal or air. Located due west from Birmingham. This coupled with a vast range of different attractions – from art to culture, history to countryside; nature to sport and canals to shops and entertainment.
Places worth visiting are: Black Country Living Museum, Dudley Zoological Gardens and Sandwell Valley Country Park & The New art centre and leather museum in Walsall.
Tucked away on the English and Welsh Border, Shropshire is a real surprise as there is so much around and about to do. For a start there are over 32 castles - a legacy of Shropshire's border heritage, Shropshire is also the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution at Ironbridge with 10 hands-on museums to explain it all. Shrewsbury, birth place of Charles Darwin, is one of England’s finest medieval towns and still very much intact and home to the longest running flower show in the country. Shropshire’s gastronomic capital, Ludlow, with its castle is home to a terrific food festival and more delicatessens and hostelries than you can shake a bread-stick at. According to Charles I Bridgnorth simply has the finest view in England. Take the cliff railway and see for yourself. There’s the Royal Air Force Museum, at Cosford bear Telford and best of all it’s free admission! Other places of interest are: Burford House & Gardens, Carding Mill Valley for great walks & Views. Hawkstone Hall - gardens, park and golf course and Shrewsbury Castle & Museum. Or take a nostagic steam train journey through Shropshire Countryside between Kidderminstar and Bridgnorth on the Severn Valley Railway.
Warwickshire & Shakespeare Country
Shakespeare Country is home to some of the UK’s most famous and iconic attractions.Charlecote Park, Compton Verney, Kennilworth Castle, Coughton Court, Ragley Hall & Blenheim Palace. Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon is home of Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Houses including Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm, TheRoyal Shakespeare Company and many family attractions. The best way of seeing Stratford is the hop on and off City Sighseeing Stratford Tours, and there are scenic river cruiserstaking about 45 minutes. In Royal Leamington Spa you will find great shopping and beautiful Regency buildings. The whole area is at the northern end of the beautiful county.
Worcestershire is famous for its local Food and Drink Produce and it's not just the sauce. Pubs, Restaurants and Cafes across the county serve local food and drink produce ensuring an authentic Worcestershire experience. You can explore the vast amount of attractions and things to see and do, enjoy the great outdoors including the beautiful countryside and the many waterways, discover more about the history and heritage of the area including; Worcester's part in the English Civil War, an array of historic houses and a steam railway.