Days Out in the West Midlands

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Map of the West Midlands

Vesey Gallery

48-50 Chester Rd, Sutton Coldfield B73 5DA, UK

Totally Wiped Out

Birmingham, UK

Severn Valley Quad Trekking

Severn Valley Quad Trekking, Kidderminster, UK

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, UK

Westonbury Mill Water Gardens

Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Leominster, UK

Want to Canoe?

want to canoe?, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, UK

Little Rascals

Little Rascals, Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury, UK

Fenton Fun Factory

King Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 3EF, UK

Hatton Adventure World

Hatton Adventure World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick, UK

British Motor Museum

British Motor Museum, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick, UK

Region Information

The West Midlands covers the western half of the area traditionally known as the Midlands. It contains the second most populous British city, Birmingham, and the larger West Midlands conurbation, which includes the city of Wolverhampton and large towns of Dudley, Solihull, Walsall and West Bromwich. The city of Coventry is also located within the West Midlands county, but is separated from the conurbation to the west by several miles of green belt.

The region is geographically diverse, from the urban central areas of the conurbation to the rural western counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire which border Wales. The longest river in the UK, the River Severn, traverses the region southeastwards, flowing through the county towns of Shrewsbury and Worcester, and the Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Staffordshire is home to the industrialised Potteries conurbation, including the city of Stoke-on-Trent, and the Staffordshire Moorlands area, which borders the southeastern Peak District National Park near Leek. The region also encompasses five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Wye Valley, Shropshire hills, Cannock Chase, Malvern Hills, and parts of the Cotswolds. Warwickshire is home to the town of Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of the writer William Shakespeare.