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Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton, ~ The Great Parlour. V2

Many West Midlands attractions are sorted by interest below, including fabulous historic houses, gorgeous gardens and galleries. Find fascinating museums in all areas and under the history sections. Fans of special interests such as vintage cars, roses, designer gardens or Shakespeare? Jump to this list for starters:

Key Attractions

  • British Motor Museum is the home of the treasures of the British Motor Industry, the British Motor Museum at Gaydon (around 16 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon) is the must-see if you’re into classic and vintage cars.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon is the famous home of the five Shakespeare properties – Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Hall’s Croft. Anne Hathaways’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s New Place and Mary Arden’s Tudor Farm. Stay for more than a day to explore and immerse yourself in all-things-Shakespeare.
  • David Austin Roses is a place of pilgrimage for all rose-lovers with a plant nursery and spectacular show gardens near Wolverhampton.
  • Hidcote Gardens is a jewel in the crown of English country gardens, famous for the series of connected ‘outdoor garden rooms’ designed by Major Lawrence Johnston.
  • Cadbury World for chocoholics is fun for families with interactive tours including a 4D chocolate cinema experience, chocolate making demonstrations, the world’s biggest Cadbury shop and a jungle to illustrate the origins of cocoa beans.
  • Thinktank science museum is dynamic with exhibitions exploring Birmingham’s industrial heritage, a hands-on science garden, and a planetarium offering a glimpse into space.
  • Morgan Motor Company factory in Malvern produces iconic British cars with tours for an insight into the unique production techniques.

Arts & Crafts Movement

Castles, Historic Homes & Gardens



Kids & Families

Museums of Industry

Shakespearean Times

Tolkien Trail

Walking & Cycling

Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Rick Massey