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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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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Enjoy great views from Lincoln’s Electric Bar and Restaurant

Enjoy great views from Lincoln’s Electric Bar and Restaurant

Gaze down on the picturesque city of Lincoln while sipping cocktails and enjoying a delicious meal.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 
Explore the beautiful and curious Rushton Triangular Lodge

Explore the beautiful and curious Rushton Triangular Lodge

This place is proof that in England you'll find architectural treasures in the most unlikely places.

Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire

 
Get back to nature at Wootton Park

Get back to nature at Wootton Park

Escape to the countryside and experience the magic of Wootton Park in Warwickshire.

Location: Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire

 
Amble in a winter wonderland

Amble in a winter wonderland

Wrap up warm, brave the elements and take a stroll around Derwent Dam in the Upper Derwent Valley, an area renowned for its dramatic scenery.

Location: Bamford, Derbyshire

 
Spend the day playing at Lyme Park, House and Garden

Spend the day playing at Lyme Park, House and Garden

Get transported back to Edwardian times, at the mansion and extensive grounds of Lyme Park.

Location: Disley, Cheshire

 
September Events: Unleash your inner adventurer at Base Camp Festival

September Events: Unleash your inner adventurer at Base Camp Festival

Enjoy a combination of a relaxing camping weekend with days jam packed with adventure excursions.

Location: Darley Dale, Derbyshire

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

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

Rekindle your romance and stay in a luxurious cabin within tranquil, secluded woodland, ideal for romantic escapes.

Location: Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

 
Expect the unexpected with a visit to Croome

Expect the unexpected with a visit to Croome

Escape to Croome and explore its Palladian Bath stone mansion house set in extensive parkland designed by ‘Capability’ Brown.

Location: Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

 
Ride a unicorn at Robin Hood’s Wheelgate Park

Ride a unicorn at Robin Hood’s Wheelgate Park

From ball pits to soak zones and plenty of furry friends, Robin Hood's Wheelgate Park is a must-visit for fun-loving families.

Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

 
Stand where Mary, Queen of Scots was executed

Stand where Mary, Queen of Scots was executed

Now only the earthworks and the conical motte remain of Fotheringhay Castle, standing above the peaceful River Nene.

Location: Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

 
Indulge in a foodie break in Shakespeare's England

Indulge in a foodie break in Shakespeare's England

Indulge at quintessentially English tearooms, Michelin starred restaurants and traditional coaching inns set amidst glorious Warwickshire countryside

Location: Warwickshire

 
Enjoy a romantic getaway at The Hundred House

Enjoy a romantic getaway at The Hundred House

The Hundred House is ideal for romantic stop-overs – complete with swings in the bedrooms!

Location: Shifnal, Shropshire

 
Explore a living canal village

Explore a living canal village

The Grand Union Canal at Stoke Bruerne is like an outdoor museum with historic canal features to explore.

Location: Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire

 
Immerse yourself in Byron's Nottinghamshire

Immerse yourself in Byron's Nottinghamshire

Discover why notorious romantic poet Lord Byron was 'mad, bad and dangerous to know', with a sumptuous stay at his former home.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
Plan your day out at The British Ironwork Centre

Plan your day out at The British Ironwork Centre

Buy goods made from metal work at The British Ironwork Centre.

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

 
Spy on endangered wildfowl at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Spy on endangered wildfowl at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Visit Rutland Water's famous wildfowl sanctuary, covering a 1,000 acres of bird hides, mucky nature trails and interactive visitor centres.

Location: Rutland Water, Rutland

 
Peace and quiet at Belgrave Hall and Gardens

Peace and quiet at Belgrave Hall and Gardens

Belgrave Hall was built in the early 18th century, in what was then a small village three miles from the town of Leicester.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

 
Enjoy a Sunday lunch on the Severn Valley Railway

Enjoy a Sunday lunch on the Severn Valley Railway

Setting off from Kidderminster, dine in style on a steam-hauled restaurant car train, along 16 miles of Shropshire’s beautiful Severn Valley.

Location: Kidderminster, Worcestershire

 
Follow in Roman footsteps with a free smartphone app

Follow in Roman footsteps with a free smartphone app

Looking for an immersive and cheap experience? Use mobile technology to delve into the past with Lincoln’s free digital Roman Trail app.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 
December events: Have a winter weekend at Compton Verney

December events: Have a winter weekend at Compton Verney

Delight in festive fun with the family at at Compton Verney, Warwickshire's award-winning art gallery.

Location: Warwickshire

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