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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...

Dudley Castle, Dudley, in the West Midlands

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...

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...

Holy Trinity Church

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.....

Old and New Cathedral in Coventry

Coventry Cathedral (30 Pictures)

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 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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Saltwells Nature Reserve
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The Black Country
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