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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...

Old bombed Cathedral, Coventry

Coventry (149 Pictures)

Coventry has been at the heart of industry for many decades and has a great industrial past...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Edgbaston (28 Pictures)

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...

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...

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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.....

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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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