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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

Ludlow English Song Weekend

Book your tickets now for a wonderful weekend of song and celebration in one of England’s prettiest small towns

Much in little: Rutland, Britain’s smallest county

Cocooned by Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, the UK’s smallest county

Canterbury Cathedral

Britain’s greatest cathedrals

You don’t have to be religious to believe that Britain’s cathedrals are the country’s greatest buildings, from the great medieval cathedrals to the Baroque brilliance of St Paul’s

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Derby insider’s guide

If there is any English city that belies its charming but modest appearance, it’s Derby, on the banks of the River Derwent, south of the soaring Peak District. Plan a short break in the city…

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Gloucester Cathedral

Boasting a wealth of ancient buildings and monuments that have borne witness to defining moments in British history, Gloucester is truly a great English cathedral

Where do these everyday expressions come from?

Have you ever wonderedwhere we get everyday expressions such as ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’ or ‘how are the mighty fallen’ from?

King’s College Chapel: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

It’s one of Britain’s best loved traditions, watched by millions on TV and radio. The first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols took place at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, in 1918. Since then, the annual…

Peak District insider’s guide

With its breathtaking landscapes, world-class heritage, historic villages, market towns and famous film locations, it’s no wonder the Peak District in the heart of England continues to enchant visitors.

Horsing around at Cheltenham

Visit Cheltenham this month and you’re in for a spectacular sight. A ‘trail’ of life-size horse sculptures has been positioned at key locations throughout the town centre, from Montpellier to the Racecourse… The ten horses…

Derby Feste: carnival fever returns

On the 23rd September 2011, the annual Derby Festé returns to the Midlands. This two-day festival brings world-class performance, film, live music and more for a weekend of fun for all the family to enjoy…

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