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About Heart of England
Escape to it all in the Heart of England
This area has so many different moods – from the glorious scenery of the Malverns and tranquil settings in Shropshire to the buzz of the city of Birmingham and the industrial past of the Black Country.
This fun-loving area offers no less than 21 theme parks and when you’re ready for a little solitude, you can escape to an even bigger choice of country parks, nature reserves, trails and canalside walks.
To take in some of this beautiful area, why not take a trip on the Severn Valley Railway which runs from Kidderminster to Brignorth?
Five FREE things to do
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
Watch live demonstrations of traditional jewellery making and experience the noisy, busy workshop environment. See a vast array of original tools.
Birmingham Arts Festival
The UK’s biggest free arts festival is held in the second week of September every year. Enjoy performances, special events, exhibitions – all totally free.
A mountain range in miniature, it’s an eight-mile ridge containing some of the oldest rocks in Britain. Climb to the highest point at Worcestershire Beacon or enjoying the quiet ramblings along the wooded slopes.
The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, Shropshire
Admire the first bridge in the world to be constructed of iron. Take a walk through the spectacular Ironbridge World Heritage Site and soak up the atmosphere of this historic area.
Weston’s Cider Visitor Centre, Much Marcle, Herefordshire
Weston’s nestles on a gentle hillside amongst apple and pear orchards. Join a tour around the cider mill and museum; see one of the world’s largest bottle collections, then relax in the Edwardian garden.