Northwest of London and bordering Wales, the West Midlands is a region all-too-often missed off tourist itineraries, but with its historic towns, multicultural cities and rolling countryside, it offers an authentic taste of central England. The best way to get off-the-beaten-track is to hire a car, but trains and buses also connect all the main sights to London and the North. To help you plan your itinerary, here are the top 5 must-see attractions in the West Midlands.
Category: Things To Do
July 23, 2015
Less than 30 miles west of London, the historic town of Windsor makes an easy choice for a day trip, and there are fun activities available to keep the whole family entertained. Here are a few ideas for things to do in Windsor with kids.
July 3, 2015
With classes dismissed for summer and a host of festivals and events, summer is the ideal time to discover Cambridge; the vibrant student town is at its liveliest during the sunny months.
June 26, 2015
As the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon — a small central England town — has long punched above its weight when it comes to tourism. Throngs of visitors make their way to the town to walk in the footsteps of the iconic playwright.
June 5, 2015
England’s only UNESCO-listed city is a beguiling mix of age-old tradition, historic architecture and contemporary arts, and it makes a popular choice for a day trip from London, often combined with nearby sights like Stonehenge, Lacock or Stratford-upon-Avon. With little time to spare, it’s possible to take in the highlights in just one day in Bath; the compact center makes it easy to get around all the top attractions on foot or by bike.
May 20, 2015
Just an hour and a half by train from London, the historic Roman city of Bath makes for a relaxing weekend escape. Discover its classic, pale sandstone architecture that basks in the afternoon sun, take the waters at the city’s iconic spa, and explore countless hidden treats for eating, drinking and shopping.