Hippodromes, bullrings and sky domes. You'll know when you've hit the West Midlands. Brummies know how to have a good time. Birmingham is packed with dazzling theatres, colossal exhibition centres, balti restaurants and shiny shopping malls. Shrines in Coventry include super-size sports and music arenas and cathedral ruins alike. There are endless ancient woodlands, heaths and wetlands to explore and parks with off-road bike trails and boating lakes. And with premiership football, county cricket and rugby union in abundance in this west-central county, sports fans are in heaven too.