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This is a preview of the full content of our Birmingham & West Midlands app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
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Summer: June, July & Aug

North Cotswold garden

Summer is high season. Long daylight hours means it’s light until late, perfect for evening drives, drinks outside in a pub garden, more time to see more things. Think English gardens, woodland, parks and countryside at their most glorious.

Food and music festivals are held in summer, it’s a great time for canal boat holidays, picnics by the river, cricket matches on village greens. In addition to those featured below, key festivals include:




UK school holidays run from early/mid July to end August, beginning of September.

Asparagus Festival

Delicious taste of Spring! (Apr-Jun)

Cotswold Lavender

Fragrant fields

David Austin Roses

Rose porn

Well Dressing

Ancient Peak District custom

Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Alison Plummer