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

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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Add Stratford Literary Festival to your list of things to do in April

Add Stratford Literary Festival to your list of things to do in April

Be in the company of celebrity authors and best-selling writers at this lively literary event in the UK.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

 
June events: Admire beautiful blooms at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

June events: Admire beautiful blooms at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Explore the magnificent grounds of Chatsworth House and take in the spectacular summer colours at this annual flower show.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

 
Experience the medieval romance of Haddon Hall

Experience the medieval romance of Haddon Hall

Grab a loved one and visit one of the oldest and most romantic Tudor houses in Britain.

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

 
Visit Battlefield 1403, site of the Battle of Shrewsbury

Visit Battlefield 1403, site of the Battle of Shrewsbury

Visit the site of the Battle of Shrewsbury in Shropshire and discover how it changed the course of English and French history.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

 
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

 
Row, row, row your loved one across Lakeside

Row, row, row your loved one across Lakeside

Row your way across the Lakeside in Nottingham. Poetry recital optional.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
Visit the home of stinky cheese at Colston Bassett Dairy

Visit the home of stinky cheese at Colston Bassett Dairy

If you’re a cheese connoisseur then a trip to Colston Bassett is a must when you are in Nottinghamshire.

Location: Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire

 
Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Home to a number of award-winning breweries, Nottinghamshire is the perfect place to discover what goes into the quintessentially English pint.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
Unravel hidden clues at Make Your Escape in Derby

Unravel hidden clues at Make Your Escape in Derby

Gather a team of friends, family, colleagues or even your partner to solve clues to an unfolding story and escape a locked room in less than an hour.

Location: Derby

 
Stuff yourself silly on Nottingham’s finest cooking and produce

Stuff yourself silly on Nottingham’s finest cooking and produce

Tempt your taste buds with Michelin-starred fine dining, delis brimming with local produce and a heritage tour of some of the city’s best pubs.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
Take a bike trip with Byways Breaks

Take a bike trip with Byways Breaks

Bespoke cycling holidays in the gentle Shropshire countryside, alongside canals, the meres and mosses and rivers of north Shropshire.

Location: Ellesmere, Shropshire

 
Test your head for heights at the Adventure Rope Course

Test your head for heights at the Adventure Rope Course

The Adventure Rope Course is a 17 metre Activity Tower with lots of adrenaline-fueled challenges attached to it.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

 
Take a relaxing boat ride along the River Avon

Take a relaxing boat ride along the River Avon

Enjoy the tranquil waters of the River Avon by boat, as many have been doing for over 100 years.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

 
Enjoy an evening of fine dining at The Peacock at Rowsley

Enjoy an evening of fine dining at The Peacock at Rowsley

After a day of fly-fishing on the River Wye, stop by The Peacock for a beautiful fine dining experience.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

 
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

 
Find yourself down on the farm in the heart of Nottingham

Find yourself down on the farm in the heart of Nottingham

Stonebridge City Farm is a slice of the country in the heart of the city centre, open every day and free to visitors.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
Enjoy a romantic escape in Shakespeare’s England

Enjoy a romantic escape in Shakespeare’s England

Shakespeare’s England, home to Romeo and Juliet - the greatest love story of all time, is the perfect place for a romantic escape.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

 
Follow the Ancient Sherwood Route

Follow the Ancient Sherwood Route

Take in the best of north Nottinghamshire on this 20-mile cycle route, which explores the extensive area covered by Sherwood Forest.

Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

 
Enjoy festive feasting in Derby

Enjoy festive feasting in Derby

Feast on pub grub, world-wide cuisine, cosy cafes, fine dining in delicious Derby - you won't be hungry for long.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

 
Boat through the history of a worldwide treasure

Boat through the history of a worldwide treasure

Enjoy a trip through the heart of Birmingham via its watery wonders.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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