The West Midlands
The West Midlands includes the following counties: Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire and the boroughs of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton form the West Midlands County – not to be confused with the region.
There are five areas of outstanding beauty in the West Midlands. These include the Shropshire Hills, Malvern Hills and Cannock Chase. Also, parts of the Wye Valley and Cotswolds.
Famous for the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is a very popular tourist destination. Other attractions include Warwick Castle which is one of England’s finest examples of mediaeval castle.
The West Midlands is a great place for the whole family, especially for days out at theme parks. Drayton Manor Park and Alton Towers – the UK’s largest theme park is in the West Midlands.
There are many attractions which include heritage sites, museums, botanical gardens, cathedrals and manor houses.
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