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Discover a hidden England

Here’s to the inquisitive ones, the challengers, the adventurers.
Here’s to our culture, rich and diverse. Here’s to our big cities all
shiny and new, and the water networks that our heritage flows
through. The villages, the hamlets, and our awesome views.
Here’s to that fist pumping, beat thumping, pulse racing moment
that stirs your soul. Here’s to feeling at home, wherever you’re
from, and to making an impression long after your gone. Here’s
to having heart and finding your way, because this region’s for
you and we’d love you to stay.

Film credits: West Midlands Growth Company, Shakespeare's England, Dudley Council/Discover and Dudley and Culture Central.

Map Keys

  • Black Country Ring

    121km (75miles)
  • East Midlands Ring

    248km (154miles)
  • Stratford Canal

    40km (25miles)
  • Warwickshire Ring

    167km (104miles)
  • Stourport Ring

    127km (79miles)
  • Canals / Rivers

  • River Severn

Explore the heart of England

A region full of idyllic English villages, historic towns and cosmopolitan cities, there really is so much to discover across the heart of England.







Stratford upon-Avon



The heart of England is packed with glittering theatres, historic museums and glorious gardens. With endless countryside and stunning canals to enjoy and explore.

Plan your visit

Home to some of England’s most famous cities with a wealth of history and culture to see, as well as breath-taking countryside and nature. Take a look at our itineraries to be inspired and discover more about the heart of England:


Sample Programme – Visit Birmingham (Groups Offer)

Sample Programme – Explore the heart of England, using Birmingham as a base (Groups)



Sample Programme – Visit Leicestershire


Stratford-upon-Avon / Warwickshire

Sample Programme – Visit Warwickshire

Day Sample Programme – Stratford – Countryside Theme

Day Sample Programme – Stratford – Food Theme

Day Sample Programme – Stratford – History of Shakespeare

Day Sample Programme – Warwick



Sample Programme – Visit Worcestershire

Warwick Castle

Experience one of England’s oldest castles

Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust

Explore the home and history of the great playwright

Coventry Cathedral

Over 1,000 years of history hidden inside

Winterbourne Gardens

A tranquil haven just moments from buzzing Birmingham

Ironbridge Gorge

An engineering triumph and key heritage site

Start your journey to the heart of England

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