Pictures of West Midlands
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
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...
Coventry has been at the heart of industry for many decades and has a great industrial past...
Within the vast urban sprawl that surrounds Birmingham, otherwise known as the City of a Thousand Trades, lies the once great centre for crystal glassware, Stourbridge...
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Recommended attractions in West Midlands
The stunning modern cathedral designed by Sir Basil Spence replaces Coventry's cathedral of the 14th and 15th-centuries. The.....
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.....
Matthew Boulton was born in Snow Hill, Birmingham in 1728. His father was a Toy maker, and the young Matthew was eventually to.....
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Saltwells Nature Reserve
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The Black Country
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