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Central England and the Midlands

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Central England and the Midlands remains a place of outstanding natural beauty steeped in history, art, and culture. Abounding with verdant valleys, rolling hills, and meandering waterways that stand in stark contrast with craggy peaks of the Peak district, the dramatic landscape is possibly the region's most charming feature. With Stratford-upon-Avon, Sherwood Forest, Britain's two oldest university cities, and cathedral city Coventry, history buffs will have plenty on their plate during their Central England and the Midlands tour. Centrally situated, Britain's second largest city, the cosmopolitan Birmingham serves as a good hopping-off point for exploring the rest of the region and a shoppers' paradise. Plan how to spend your time in Central England and the Midlands and other destinations in United Kingdom using our United Kingdom holiday planning app.
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Places to visit in Central England and the Midlands

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Hidden gems in Central England and the Midlands

Wildlife Area
Hawks Of Steele Newark-on-Trent
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Art Museum
The MAD Museum Stratford-upon-Avon
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse Ironbridge
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Central England and the Midlands

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History Museum
Blists Hill Victorian Town Ironbridge
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History Museum
Tudor World Stratford-upon-Avon
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Art Gallery
The British Ironwork Centre Oswestry
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Military Museum
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford Shifnal
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Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Central England and the Midlands

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Historic Site
Steelhouse Lane Lock-up Birmingham
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Lincoln Castle Lincoln
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Steep Hill Lincoln
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Religious Site
Collegiate Church of St Mary's Warwick
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Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Central England and the Midlands

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Garden
Bancroft Gardens Stratford-upon-Avon
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Park
Charlecote Park Warwick
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas
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Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Central England and the Midlands

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Science Museum
National Space Centre Leicester
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Duration: 4 hours
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Fun & Games
The Edge Adventure Activities Much Wenlock
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Enginuity Ironbridge
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Duration: 2 hours
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Ski Area
SnowDome Tamworth
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Lesson / Workshop
Honeybourne Pottery Honeybourne
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Duration: 2 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Nottingham Off Road Events Ltd Nottingham
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Day Trip
Go Cotswolds Stratford-upon-Avon
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Duration: 8 hours
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Sightseeing Tour
Madame Parboiled Ink Nottingham
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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