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Holidays in the Midlands England

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The southern section of the Peak District National Park extends into the Midlands, a wide expanse of England that encompasses the cities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester. To the west is a rural region that borders Wales. The countryside is attractive, dotted with farms and small market towns and villages. Many of the towns are of historic interest and worth visiting. There are villages in Herefordshire with distinctive black and white houses known as the Black and White Villages, and indeed, each part of England has its own character which is reflected in the architecture.

To the south of densely populated City of Birmingham is Shakespeare Country in and around Stratford upon Avon, also the town of Warwick with it magnificent castle. South of them are the Cotswold Hills and Villages – a part of England beloved by Americans.

To the east of the Cotswolds is the university town of Oxford, an attractive place to visit both for shopping and history.


cottages to rent in the Midlands for self catering holidays

Facts about the Midlands of England

  • Friendly people with a different accent from those in the south of England.
  • The cost of living tends to be cheaper than in the south of England. Lots of good places for shopping. For shopping trips to England head for the cities of Nottingham, Lincoln, Birmingham...
  • Numerous interesting places to visit. The Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire is very popular with younger people. Stratford-upon-Avon for all things to do with Shakespeare is a year round destination.