8 days in West Midlands Itinerary

8 days in West Midlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Midlands tour planner
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Birmingham — 7 nights

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe), Cheltenham (Cheltenham Racecourse, Walks With Hawks, &more) and Gloucester Docks (in Gloucester). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip itinerary planning website.

London to Birmingham is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. December in Birmingham sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.
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West Midlands travel guide

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Although it lacks access to the sea, West Midlands has no shortage of tourist attractions, including unspoiled natural wonders, modern cities, and sprawling rural areas. The region’s main urban center is Birmingham, the second-largest city in the UK, offering some of the best nightlife and culinary options in this part of the country. Although heavily populated and industrialized, this region abounds in hidden rural corners, where the charms of old England endure right alongside modern cafes, pubs, and shops. Consider venturing beyond the region’s big cities during your holiday to tour the numerous well-preserved stately houses, lush parks and gardens, and quiet villages that dot the countryside.