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The Midlands

Midlands

Once known as the Kingdom of Mercia in early medieval times, the central area of England is now more commonly referred to as the Midlands. This vast stretch of landscape has a medley of historical cities, ranging from ancient Coventry and esteemed Cambridge, to bustling Birmingham and Derby; places which burst into life during the Industrial Revolution
Ely, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Paul Thompson Images/Alamy

Five things to do in Ely, Cambridgeshire

Explore the cathedral city of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, which was once home to the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell.

Slad Valley, Gloucestershire. Credit: Wolstenholme Images/Alamy

Glorious Gloucestershire in photos

In the centenary year of the birth of author Laurie Lee, we visit the Slad Valley, the rural landscape that inspired his poetic memoir, Cider with Rosie…

Edgar's Birthplace, Lower Broadheath. Credit: David Jones/Alamy

Worcestershire: land of glory

From the Vale of Evesham to the Malvern Hills, discover more about the beautiful county that inspired one of Britain’s greatest composers, Sir Edward Elgar…

Middleport-from-above

The history of the Potteries

We look back at the once thriving ceramics industry in Staffordshire, which after a period of decline is experiencing something of a renaissance.

The Parade in Royal Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa: discover this hidden gem

With stunning Regency architecture, Royal Leamington Spa welcomes visitors with a grandeur that befits its regal accolade – an ideal short-break destination, with plenty of places to shop, eat and drink.

The gardens of Shakespeare’s England

This summer discover the beautiful gardens around the regions that make up Shakespeare’s England. Take our photo tour to find out more…

England’s second city: Birmingham

Long pigeon-holed as a centre of industry, Birmingham is a vibrant centre of arts and literature, shopping and socialising, a mix of the old and the new.

Rare retreats

From tree houses to trailers, roulottes to railway carriages, these unusual escapes offer a chance to abandon bricks and mortar without sacrificing style or comfort.

Royal Shakespeare Company Costume Exhibition

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon will this month open its doors for a different sort of show – an exhibition dedicated to costumes.

Nottinghamshire: Jewel of the Midlands

Take time to seek out the secrets of Nottinghamshire from its ice age mysteries to its little known Gothic masterpiece and you are in for a treat

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