BIRMINGHAM & WEST MIDLANDS is the ideal digital travel guide to central England. Written by a pro-author it explores key DESTINATIONS; suggests ITINERARIES; details dozens of SIGHTS and ACTIVITIES; and suggests great spots to EAT. All content (200+ points-of-interest/300+ pics) is original and independent; no recommendations are ads!
First release: November 2021.
BIRMINGHAM & WEST MIDLANDS starts with essential TRIP-PLANNING information – with tips on ACCOMMODATION, FESTIVALS and TRANSPORT
A DESTINATIONS section then provides orientation to all the region’s key cities and counties of interest to visitors.
Next, a hand-crafted ITINERARIES section suggests an easy-to-follow route for first-timers to the region. BIRMINGHAM IN-A-DAY tours a dynamic city that’s busy reinventing itself while STRATFORD IN-2-DAYS is a must-do for any Shakespeare fan.
There’s a whole section on SHAKESPEARE in the next, INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES, section of the app. This is where you might dive straight in, if you have a specific interest. Featured are travelling with KIDS; the ARTS & CRAFTS movement; CASTLES, STATELY HOMES & GARDENS; WALKING & CYCLING and the TOLKIEN TRAIL. There’s also a thorough section on the region’s HISTORY including a section on INDUSTRIAL & VICTORIAN heritage and MUSEUMS, which will help you glimpse the region’s glory days.
Finally, the app details an incredibly useful selection – from the thousands of possible options – of RESTAURANTS, CAFES, PUBS and the like, including some of the best places for AFTERNOON TEA and the FARM SHOPS you shouldn’t miss. The latter also forms part of a SHOPS & SHOPPING to make sure you find the perfect souvenir of this engaging region.
Alison Plummer is a travel/lifestyle writer, author and destination specialist with a passion for the environment, food and wine and a love of both beautiful countryside and the buzz of city life. She divides her time between the UK and Australia.