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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

Herefordshire Food Week

Head to Herefordshire’s Food Week between between August 13 and 21 for tempting locally-grown produce. 25 producers around the county will open their doors to the public for demonstrations, sampling and guided tours.

Hereford Orchard

RHS celebrate Herefordshire a€™s Year of The Orchard

Herefordshire’s orchards have been a way of life for over two centuries. At the forefront of Britain’s orchard horticulture, they are an intrinsic part of the counties treasured past, landscape and community.

Adventure and action in stunning Staffordshire

Perfectly situated in the Heart of England, Staffordshire is a stunning place to visit, particularly at this time of year, when you can make the most of the superb events planned throughout the summer months……

Winterbourne House

A glimpse of Edwardian life

Winterbourne House is celebrating its first anniversary of opening to the public after an extensive renovation project that has restored the building to its original Edwardian Arts and Crafts appearance. Set in 7 acres of…

Worcestershire Guide: The famous Blossom Trail

We reveal the hidden gems of Worcestershire’s Blossom Trail in the Vale of Evesham and discover an area rich in historic houses, glorious gardens and fine British fare. Pear blossom in full bloom at Holt Fleet…

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral is an inspirational arts venue

The magnificent 900-year-old cathedral in Gloucester is hosting major events, including Crucible, one of the largest sculpture exhibitions in Britain for ten years. GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL is planning major events this autumn and into next year….

Have a go at the farming of yesteryear

If you want to get out into the countryside and learn more about Britain’s farming history, head for Acton Scott Historic Working Farm in Shropshire to try your hand at traditional farm skills. IF YOU…

Rediscovering Greece and Rome in Cambridge

If you are interested in ancient civilisations, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge’s newly reopened gallery, Rediscovering Greece and Rome, is a joy. Months of conservation, research and redisplay brings the focus onto people.

The Duchess of Cornwall goes back to school

THE DUCHESS of Cornwall was greeted by flagwaving when she visited Westonbirt’s new school for its official opening. She also toured the gardens which are being restored by the Holford Trust. THE WESTONBIRT ESTATE in…

Take a trip to Derby, me old China

Get a handle on the many looks of Crown Derby at the exhibition in the city of Derby, until 30 March 2010

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