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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

Centenary Square, Birmingham

Birmingham (215 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...

Priory Ruins

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...

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.....

Castle Entrance

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.....

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.....

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
Added by Janet Ralley


The Black Country
Added by Stephanie Jackson

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