The 14 best places to visit in the West Midlands

Home to Shropshire, Worcestershire and towns such as Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent, the region offers beautiful days out for heritage lovers

Weston Park historic country house

If you’re looking for a day out in England, you should look no further that the West Midlands, which is home to some of the UK’s most impressive historic houses and gardens. From Eastnor Castle to Arbury Hall, the region is a heritage lover’s paradise, and here we are listing the best places to visit when in the West Midlands. You can also view a map of the historic houses and gardens in the region here.


For those who love Arts & Crafts...

Winterbourne House & Garden is one of the best surviving examples of an Edwardian Arts and Crafts suburban villa garden.

The house is nestled in a surprisingly quiet corner of the city on the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus.

Winterbourne House and Gardens in Birmingham


Visit the West Midlands sustainably

If you’re planning a day out in the West Midlands, we’re very keen to ensure you explore sustainable travel options. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Good Journey, who offer a helpful guide on how you can explore the UK without a (petrol/diesel) car. Take a look at their website to find out more.



A Capability Brown landscape...

The parkland at Chillington Hall in Wolverhampton was landscaped by the famous 18th Century English landscape architect Capability Brown and incorporates magnificent lake and its architectural follies.

Chillington Hall


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Eastnor Castle drawing room and vaulted ceilings

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