In this article, I’m going to be talking all about what you can do in the Midlands. The Midlands are actually the middle part of the English countryside. Basically, it is between the northern and southern part of England. It does not include places like Brighton or Newcastle upon Tyne, because it is in the middle of both of those cities, basically. Well, the Midlands actually include places like Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Hertfordshire, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Walsall.
– One of the most popular universities happens to be Warwick University. Another great university you can find in the Midlands is Birmingham university. As you all know, Birmingham happens to be one of the biggest cities in the United Kingdom, and that is why it is also one of the most highly visited cities as well.
– You should definitely visit these places when you are in the Midlands.
I would definitely suggest you visit Warwick castle. There are some fantastic castles in England and Warwick castle is certainly one of the best ones indeed. The construction on the castle actually began on the River Avon in Warwickshire in 1068. This castle is almost entirely made of stone, and it actually started taking shape in the 12th century. If we are talking about the present day, hundreds of thousands of people visit this place every single year. This council is almost 1000 years old. You should definitely take a day trip to Warwick, if you are already in London. A lot of locations around the Midlands were used for the filming of the popular franchise Harry Potter.
– Visit the heart of the industrial revolution at Ironbridge. Iron Bridge in Shropshire is actually named after the iron bridge that spans the River Severn. This bridge was built in the year 1779 and was one of the first ones to be constructed and also made of iron in the entire world. The smelting of iron was used, and this was actually a groundbreaking process at that time. The Ironbridge was the birthplace of the industrial revolution and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in the year 1986. People from all around the United Kingdom and all around the world visit this particular place, because it is culturally significant historically valid.
– If you are somebody who is a fan of a lot of chocolate, you should definitely not miss a day at Cadbury World in Bournville. The original site in 1879 of Cadbury brother’s chocolate factory is actually in Bonneville that is located in Birmingham. Bonneville was a Victorian model village which was created by John Cadbury where all of the workers at his factory were provided schools, hospitals, housing and amenities.