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Hotel and guest house accommodation in the West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, and Hereford and Worcestershire.
With parts of the 'Cotswolds Hills' being in Gloucestershire and the 'Forest of Dean' which is naturally enclosed by the Wye River, the Severn River and having the physical barriers of Offa's Dyke on the English and Welsh border the Forest of Dean and it's nearby towns sit in relative isolation and give the area a feeling of timelessness. The forest is also one of the oldest forests in England.
Gloucester is the county town and sits on the banks of the River Severn and has many attractions for visitors namely the city Cathedral which dates back to the eleventh century and has a more recent appearance in the 'Harry Potter' movies.
Hereford and Worcestershire
Quaint market towns offer the visitor an insight into the history of this area, market town such as such as Pershore, Droitwich, Tenbury Evesham and Spa are well worth a visit.
Worcestershire is the home to many exports such as the world famous Worcester Sauce, the fast Morgan sports car and the Queen's finest tipple, Malvern Water.
The south of the county is abundant with market gardens and orchards produce soft fruits, asparagus and other vegetables, while hundreds of farms supply the nation with eggs, milk, cereals and cheeses.
Shrewsbury birthplace of Charles Darwin, is the county town. Just a short distance is Ludlow with its spectacular Castle and world renowned annual arts festival. Shropshire’s most famous town is Ironbridge, set in the beautiful Severn Valley. Don’t miss Much Wenlock where Dr. William Penny Brookes inspired the Modern Olympic Games, or medieval Bridgnorth, perched dramatically on a cliff overlooking the River Severn.
Annual County events include the Shrewsbury Summer Season, Shrewsbury Flower Show, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, (formerly Bridgnorth Folk Festival) Ludlow Festival, Weston Park V Music Concert, plus a whole host of county fairs, shows, music, theatre, art, historical re-enactments and festivals. There are plenty of other places of interest to explore such as the glacial lakes of Ellesmere, Church Stretton (Little Switzerland) and numerous quaint market towns still retaining their old fashioned shops and old fashioned service values.
Staffordshire attractions and places of interest include an unforgettable journey into the magical world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Alton Towers. A superb adventure that will take you for the first time ever into the heart of the amazing and spectacular Factory itself and you can even hitch a ride inside the wondrous Great Glass Elevator – Or you may wish to have a great fun day out at Drayton Manor Family Theme Park is one of the oldest parks in the country where families can enjoy a day of excitement and adventure. Originally billed fifty years ago, in 1949, by George Bryan as an 'Inland Pleasure Resort', the park is still to this day 'Family Run for Family Fun'.
This region offers you a diverse cultural experience which includes 30,000 listed buildings which include historical country houses and many picturesque market towns such as Ledbury, and Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
The West Midlands is home to many unique historic, educational, entertaining and thrilling tourist and visitor attractions, which include Shakespeare's birthplace at Stratford-Upon-avon, Alton Towers Theme Park and Drayton Manor theme park, Ironbridge World Heritage Site and Cadbury World, or why not visit the Lions and other interesting animals at Dudley Zoo.