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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...

Dawn

Dudley (78 Pictures)

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...

Autumn in Malvern Park 3

Solihull (62 Pictures)

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A picture of Stourbridge

Stourbridge (14 Pictures)

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

Aston Hall, Birmingham

Aston Hall (7 Pictures)

This magnificent Jacobean mansion is currently undergoing a 10 million pound make-over to both the Hall, its range of buildings.....

Old Cathedral in Coventry, in the West Midlands

Coventry Cathedral (30 Pictures)

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

A picture of Soho House

Soho House (1 Pictures)

Matthew Boulton was born in Snow Hill, Birmingham in 1728. His father was a Toy maker, and the young Matthew was eventually to.....

The Black Country Museum

The Black Country Living Museum (21 Pictures)

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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West Midlands Articles


Saltwells Nature Reserve
Added by Janet Ralley


The Black Country
Added by Stephanie Jackson

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