Central England

Central England has the wow-factor when it comes to dramatic countryside. Clamber craggy peaks and moors in the Peak District National Park, bike deep through the National Forest or turn back the clock to the industrial age on the Grand Union Canal. Step into the West Midlands’ cities in style in shoppers' paradise Birmingham and cathedral city Coventry. Enjoy Shakespearean plays at the theatres, discover the Bard’s quaint family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon, and head to Sherwood Forest for adventures with England’s favourite outlaw. Be prepared for a culinary adventure too. Central England has a mouth-watering plethora of specialities from sticky Bakewell tart to sizzling balti curries and Stilton cheese.

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Experience the ghastly world of the Tudors

Experience the ghastly world of the Tudors

Delve into Tudor life at this interactive museum in England's most haunted building.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Budget
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Get back to nature at Attenborough Nature Reserve

Get back to nature at Attenborough Nature Reserve

The tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottingham set the landscape for discovering and watching wildlife at its best.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Boat through the history of a worldwide treasure

Boat through the history of a worldwide treasure

Trip through the heart of Birmingham via its watery wonders.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Unique Experiences
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Go to the oldest brewery in Shropshire

Go to the oldest brewery in Shropshire

Bishop’s Castle is home to the Three Tuns Brewery, the oldest brewery still in operation in the country.

Location: Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Plan your wedding at The Lord Leycester Hospital

Plan your wedding at The Lord Leycester Hospital

Take a trip to the timber-framed building dating back to the 14th Century, a historic place to hold your civil wedding.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

Wedding celebrations
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Visit a museum of discovery at Snibston

Visit a museum of discovery at Snibston

Take a journey around Snibston and discover 500 years of technological innovation, and it the impact it has had on our everyday lives.

Location: Coalville, Leicestershire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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See the golden sun set over the world-famous Sherwood Forest

See the golden sun set over the world-famous Sherwood Forest

A beautiful experience can be found in Sherwood Forest. The ancient oaks produce a woody aroma, which mingles with the delicious scent of other trees.

Location: Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Free
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Lose yourself in Neverland at Nottingham Arboretum

Lose yourself in Neverland at Nottingham Arboretum

The Arboretum just outside Nottingham’s city centre is said to be the inspiration behind J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s tale ‘Peter Pan’.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

City parks
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Cider from Moorhampton Park Farm

Cider from Moorhampton Park Farm

An impressive 18 varieties of cider and perry from the farm.

Location: Abbey Dore, Herefordshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Discover outdoor art and indoor crafts at Rufford Abbey

Discover outdoor art and indoor crafts at Rufford Abbey

Picturesque and historic Rufford Abbey is located in 150 acres of stunning parkland, woodland and gardens in North Nottinghamshire’s Dukeries region.

Location: Ollerton, Nottinghamshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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See Joseph Wright paintings at Derby Museum & Art Gallery

See Joseph Wright paintings at Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Discover the Joseph Wright gallery and see the world’s largest collection of amazing paintings by this Derby-born artist.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Sample local ales or make your own in Derby

Sample local ales or make your own in Derby

Brew up a storm in Derby, the real ale capital of England. Brew your own or tour pub gems, the pints are frothing and waiting for you.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Walk the historic Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail

Walk the historic Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail

Enjoy a cultural day out in the country walking the trail from Lincoln Cathedral to St Denys' Church in Sleaford.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Swing through the treetops in Sherwood Forest

Swing through the treetops in Sherwood Forest

Connect with your inner monkey as you swing through the trees at Go Ape in Sherwood Forest.

Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

Forests and woodlands
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Re-live the Age of Steam at Great Central Railway

Re-live the Age of Steam at Great Central Railway

Make your childhood dreams come true by driving a steam locomotive train, or sit back and travel in comfort.

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Find the perfect outfit at Trentham Shopping Village

Find the perfect outfit at Trentham Shopping Village

Situated on a beautiful estate you’ll experience shopping in a charming timber lodge village.

Location: Trentham, Staffordshire

Shopping and fashion
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See a Shakespearian play at the Royal Shakespeare Company

See a Shakespearian play at the Royal Shakespeare Company

A world class experience awaits you at the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Performing arts
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Explore the National Space Centre's rocket tower

Explore the National Space Centre's rocket tower

Blast off to Leicester’s National Space Centre. In the iconic Rocket Tower you’ll discover six interactive galleries and over 150 hands-on challenges.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Attractions
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Visit a cinematic favourite at Eastnor

Visit a cinematic favourite at Eastnor

Eastnor’s typical castle architecture has made it the star of many a movie and TV programme over the years.

Location: Ledbury, Herefordshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Learn about crime and punishment with Madame Parboiled

Learn about crime and punishment with Madame Parboiled

Experience medieval crime and punishment with Madame Parboiled, as she walks you through Nottingham’s caves and scenes of gruesome torture.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Going underground

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