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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Colton House

Colton House

Colton House is a luxury Grade II listed property offering a high quality, friendly, luxury home from home, relaxed style of accommodation.

Location: Colton, Staffordshire

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Canvas cottages at the Dandelion Hideaway

Canvas cottages at the Dandelion Hideaway

Dandelion Hideaway’s canvas cottages offer family-friendly simplicity and the chance to ‘muck in’ with farming activities.

Location: Osbaston, Leicestershire

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Enjoy a family getaway at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages

Enjoy a family getaway at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages

The idyllic Upper Rectory Farm Cottages in Leicestershire offers a perfect retreat if you’re looking for a luxurious festive getaway.

Location: Swadlincote, Leicestershire

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Trevase Cottages

Trevase Cottages

Trevase Cottages provide two separate large luxury self-catering cottages set within the stunning Herefordshire countryside.

Location: Nr Hereford, Herefordshire

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Explore Richard III's Leicester with a Blue Badge guide

Explore Richard III's Leicester with a Blue Badge guide

Come along on a Blue Badge guided walk and find out about all of Leicester's many connections to King Richard III.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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Enjoy a summer of salvation and scientific discoveries

Enjoy a summer of salvation and scientific discoveries

Step back in time to unearth lesser-known facts about the birth of the Salvation Army, Boots the Chemist and a maths genius admired by Einstein.

Location: Nottingham and Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Slow the pace and soak up Southwell’s stunning scenery

Slow the pace and soak up Southwell’s stunning scenery

Warm up your winter with a spark of romance, as you explore snow-dusted scenery on a winter retreat in Nottinghamshire.

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

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Discover the new World of Wedgwood

Discover the new World of Wedgwood

Enjoy the ultimate visitor experience at the brand new World of Wedgwood, which opened its doors to the public in July 2015.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Cycle through a World Heritage Site

Cycle through a World Heritage Site

Cycling enthusiasts of all abilities enjoy traffic-free rides and gradients of less than 2% on this 2.5-hour cycle route from Telford to Ironbridge.

Location: Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire

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Get hands-on with an artisan food course in Nottinghamshire

Get hands-on with an artisan food course in Nottinghamshire

Learn pie making, baking, patisserie or butchery on a short course at the School of Artisan Food, on the beautiful Welbeck Estate.

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Cycle along the new China Trail

Cycle along the new China Trail

Grab your bike and explore the new cycle trail linking Stoke-on-Trent's 'China' attractions to celebrate the 'China' anniversary of the National Cycle Network.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Live like a mediaeval knight at Warwick Castle

Live like a mediaeval knight at Warwick Castle

Experience an exclusive sleepover in your very own themed Lodge, set in a picturesque woodland grove on the river bank within the Knight's Village of Warwick Castle.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

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Brew your own beer at the School of Artisan Food

Brew your own beer at the School of Artisan Food

Learn to brew the perfect pint at the School of Artisan Food.

Location: Welbeck, Nottinghamshire

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Elegance and nature at University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden

Elegance and nature at University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden

See how The University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden enhances the beauty of an already breath-taking place.

Location: Oadby, Leicestershire

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Ride and seek on a summer holiday in Nottinghamshire

Ride and seek on a summer holiday in Nottinghamshire

Get off the beaten track and discover the woods and wilds of Nottinghamshire with an adventure holiday on two wheels.

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Stock up on meaty delights at Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe

Stock up on meaty delights at Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe

As well as a legendary pork pie, they also have sausages, chutney... the lot.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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Discover DH Lawrence country

Discover DH Lawrence country

Discover DH Lawrence country on the edge of Nottingham and follow in the footsteps of the county's most controversial literary hero.

Location: Eastwood, Nottinghamshire

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Go mountain boarding in Wenlock Edge

Go mountain boarding in Wenlock Edge

As the name ‘The Edge’ suggests mountain boarding down Wenlock Edge is both a test of nerves and an adrenalin pumping generator.

Location: Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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Frolic in Rutland Water's magical outdoor playground

Frolic in Rutland Water's magical outdoor playground

Rutland Water, one of Europe’s largest man-made lakes, is set in over 4,200 acres of stunning countryside, offering you a great getaway experience.

Location: Rutland Water, Rutland

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Experience an 18th century watermill in action

Experience an 18th century watermill in action

Make your way to Cogglesford Watermill to see the River Slea flowing through the mill producing organic flour.

Location: Sleaford, Lincolnshire

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