A guide to the English Midlands

Birmingham City Council, Victoria Square en.wikipedia.org

Birmingham City Council, Victoria Square ©en.wikipedia.org

The Midlands of England actually occupy the central part of England. The area is bordered by Northern England, Southern England, Wales and East Anglia. It used to play an important role in the Industrial Revolution during the 18th – 19th centuries.

The Midlands include numerous regions which are homes to some outstanding cities and towns. If you love to visit urban travel destinations during your holiday, the Midlands is the place to go. The most important city of the region is Birmingham. Other notable cities and towns are the following: Chesterfield, Grantham, Derby, Royal Leamington Spa, Shrewsbury and so on. If you would like to find out even more, read the following guide to the English Midlands.


The second most populous city of Great Britain, Birmingham is an astonishing city, being home to numerous fascinating visitor attractions. Birmingham city centre is an important area for leisure and business. It includes numerous places of interest, including Brindleyplace, the Centenary Square, Victoria Square, the Old Square, Chamberlain Square, the Bull Ring, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Town Hall, the City Council, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, St Philip’s Cathedral and so on. As you can see, there are dozens of visitor attractions in the heart of the city. You would need an entire day to visit all of them.

Birmingham City Council, Victoria Square en.wikipedia.org

Birmingham City Council, Victoria Square ©en.wikipedia.org


The magnificent market town, Chesterfield is famous for being home to the largest open air market of the country. Besides, there are other landmarks here, too, including the Church of St Mary and All Saints with its unique “crooked spire”, the Pavements centre and Vicar Lane.


Derby is a beautiful city situated in the county of Derbyshire. The city is very popular among visitors, being home to some outstanding visitor attractions, including the Cathedral Quarter, St Helen’s House, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby Arboretum, Darley Abbey, St Mary’s Church and others.

Royal Leamington Spa

The fantastic spa town of Warwickshire, Royal Leamington Spa is extremely popular among tourists. The town’s waters’ popularity grew significantly during the 19th century and attracted dozens of visitors. Besides, there are other landmarks in Leamington Spa, including All Saints Church, the Royal Pump Room which houses today a fantastic museum, numerous Victorian and Georgian buildings, the beautiful Town Hall, Victoria Park, the Dell and others.

All Saints Church, Royal Leamington Spa en.wikipedia.org

All Saints Church, Royal Leamington Spa ©en.wikipedia.org


It is a magnificent town situated in West Midlands. Shrewsbury is a wonderful historic market town, owning some astonishing landmarks such as Shrewsbury Castle, the Old Market Square and Hall, Shrewsbury Abbey, the Church of St Chad, its nine beautiful bridges and further beautiful churches. A visit to this wonderful town is surely a memorable experience.

The Old Square in Shrewsbury en.wikipedia.org

The Old Square in Shrewsbury ©en.wikipedia.org

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