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Birmingham, Coventry and the  Midlands

England’s ancient industrial heartland

“From canals to cathedrals, there’s more to the Midlands than Spaghetti Junction.”

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Peaky Blinders may have raised the profile of Birmingham worldwide, but the city has a long and proud history. Once the industrial powerhouse of England, the City of a Thousand Trades has reinvented itself as a vibrant, thriving modern metropolis. From a fantastic collection of Pre-Raphaelite art to the shiny shopping centre that is Grand Central station, Birmingham has something for everyone. Nearby, there's a fascinating recreation of a Victorian town at the Black Country Museum or visit Coventry, City of Culture 2021 with its three magnificent cathedrals.

City walking tours or part of a longer tour


From Birmingham you can reach the wonders of Cannock Chase, Stafford and the potteries of Stoke on Trent.



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