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  • The West Midlands

    Powerhouse of the Nation


    The west midlands is one of nine regions of the UK and comprises the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire as well as areas of the peak district.

    The region although landlocked is very diverse due to the fact it encompasses areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Shropshire hills, Wye Valley the Malvern Hills, Cannock chase and parts of the Cotswolds.

    These areas are in stark contrast to the areas of high industrialization located in the West Midland urban conurbation.Britain’s second most populous city Birmingham is located in this region.

    This region is home to many industries and companies and is truly the powerhouse of the nation. Despite this industrialisation, it has lots to offer and plenty to explore from quaint villages to areas of unspoilt countryside as well as interesting destinations in the many towns and cities.

    From towns such as Stratford upon Avon the home of Shakespeare to Warwick castle or the Iron Bridge gorge which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the birthplace of the industrial revolution. All these places are a must see for any traveller.

    Not forgetting the children Alton towers a well-known theme park is situated in Staffordshire and is a great family day out. Notable people associated with this region include Abraham Darby,Josiah Wedgewood,Thomas Telford as well as AE Houseman and of course William Shakespeare.



    Activities in The West Midlands


    Art Gallery and Park

    Compton Veney - Where Art meets Nature


    Castle and Gardens

    Kenilworth - Kenilworth Castle


    Castles

    Goodrich Castle - Marcher Stronghold

    Stokesay Castle - Castle Fortified Manor House


    Cathedrals

    Worcester Cathedral - Gothic Splendor


    Family Fun

    Monkey Forest - Monkey Forest


    Farm Parks

    Park Hall - Countryside Experience


    Golf Clubs

    Broadway Golf Club - Golf in the Cotswolds


    Museums

    Ashmolean Museum Broadway - Museum and Cotswolds Cultural Centre

    The Peel Museum - Police Museum and Peel Society


    Park and Gardens

    Trentham Estate - Trentham Estate and Gardens


    Railway

    Severn Valley Railway - Heritage Railway Visitor Centre


    Remembrance Memorial

    National Memorial Aboretum - Living centre of Remembrance


    Theater

    Royal Shakespeare Company - RSC


    Theme Parks

    Alton Towers - Uk's Number 1 Theme Park


    Towers

    Broadway Tower - Broadway Tower


    Visitor Attraction

    The World of Wedgewood - Visitor experience and Museum



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