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About the county of West Midlands

The West Midlands is situated in the heart of England and has been a metropolitan county since 1974. The county town of Birmingham is England's second largest city. 1990 saw the opening of 'Cadbury World', the only purpose built visitor centre in the United Kingdom devoted entirely to chocolate. Birmingham also offers a host of fascinating museums, stately homes, historic castles and beautiful gardens. Other notable towns include Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, and Wolverhampton.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in West Midlands

The museum at Berkswell, Warwickshire

Berkswell (7 Pictures)

This must be one of England's loveliest villages, it is evocative of a life before urbanisation and modernity, it is that perfect idyll of much loved English country life where you can re-discover the peaceful tranquillity of yester-year...

The meeting of the waters.

Birmingham (216 Pictures)

Birmingham, Britain's second city, known as the city of a thousand trades, has long been recognised as one of the World's most important manufacturing and commercial centres...

Packwood house, in Warwickshire

Solihull (62 Pictures)

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This is Saint Peters Church in the heart of Wolverhampton city center

Wolverhampton (37 Pictures)

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Recommended attractions in West Midlands

Coventry Cathedral, England

Coventry Cathedral (30 Pictures)

The stunning modern cathedral designed by Sir Basil Spence replaces Coventry's cathedral of the 14th and 15th-centuries. The.....

Castle in the mist

Dudley Castle (17 Pictures)

Dudley possesses one of the most important ruins in the West Midlands, the panorama from the keep of this fortress which was once.....

Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Midlands, Just off the M5 Junction 1

Sandwell Valley Country Park (2 Pictures)

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Selly Manor in Birmingham

Selly Manor (6 Pictures)

Take a step back in time at the old Tudor house in south Birmingham. Selly Park Museum is set in the leafy area of Bournville.....

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Saltwells Nature Reserve
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The Black Country
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