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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

Birmingham Town Hall

Birmingham (228 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...

The town of Halesowen in the West Midlands

Halesowen (4 Pictures)

For several centuries Halesowen was a farming region and despite the spread of urban sprawl the region still has nearby open beauty spots...

Taken from the Norton Road

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...

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton (40 Pictures)

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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.....

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral (30 Pictures)

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

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

Sandwell Valley Country Park (2 Pictures)

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A Museum street

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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Saltwells Nature Reserve
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The Black Country
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