Pictures of West Midlands
About 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.
See below for all the best towns & attractions in West Midlands, or see a selection of our West Midlands photographs on our picture tour of West Midlands..
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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...
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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...
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Coventry has been at the heart of industry for many decades and has a great industrial past...
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Dudley is a market town, it was granted its market charter in the 13th century, since then the lively outdoor market has been a focal point which has drawn regular visitors to the town...
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Edgbaston is a district of wide leafy roads lined with elegant houses, lately these have become interspersed with more modern buildings, yet the suburb has somehow managed to retain much of its 19th and early 20th century charm...
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For several centuries Halesowen was a farming region and despite the spread of urban sprawl the region still has nearby open beauty spots...
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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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This magnificent Jacobean mansion is currently undergoing a 10 million pound make-over to both the Hall, its range of buildings.....
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The stunning modern cathedral designed by Sir Basil Spence replaces Coventry's cathedral of the 14th and 15th-centuries. The.....
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Dudley possesses one of the most important ruins in the West Midlands, the panorama from the keep of this fortress which was once.....
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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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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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This is a delightful outdoor museum developed with flair and imagination to celebrate all that is best of the rich social and.....
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