Central England abounds with rolling hills and luscious green valleys, where rivers slowly meander to form a rich verdant and fertile landscape. This central area stretches from the industrious Staffordshire and Peak district to the edge of Wales and down to the affluent south.

Counties, Towns & Cities in the Midlands:

Monsal Head Viaduct

Derbyshire

Ashbourne, Belper, Bakewell, Buxton, Chesterfield, Derby, Glossop, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Swadlincote, Matlock, Matlock Bath

Hereford Bull

Herefordshire

Bromyard, Hereford, Kington, Leominster, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Weobley

Stamford

Lincolnshire

Boston, Bourne, Cleethorpes, Crowland, Grantham, Grimsby, Lincoln, Skegness, Spalding, Stamford, Louth, Mablethorpe

Rutland Water

Leicestershire & Rutland

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough, Market Bosworth, Melton Mowbray, Lutterworth, Ashwell, Hambleton, Lyddington, Oakham, Uppingham

Stoke Bruerne

Northants

Corby, Daventry, Higham Ferrers, Kettering, Kimbolton, Nassington, Northampton, Oundle, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, Wansford, Wellingborough, Yarwell

Robin Hood Statue

Nottinghamshire

Mansfield, Newark-on-Trent, Nottingham, Retford, Southwell, Worksop

Iron Bridge Shropshire

Shropshire

Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Telford, Whitchurch

William 1st - Litchfield Cathedral

Staffordshire

Cannock, Lichfield, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall, Wolverhampton

Warwick Castle

Warwickshire

Coventry, Birmingham, Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon, Solihull, Warwick

Evesham Town Centre

Worcestershire

Dudley, Evesham, Halesowen, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Malvern, Worcester

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This 'Heart of England' was once the cradle of the Industrial Revolution and still supports much of the industry that powers the UK's modern economy. Steeped in history this area is the birthplace of many famous figures, including William Shakespeare (born in Stratford-upon-Avon). Many of the towns and cities are blessed with fine architecture and numerous ancient buildings that have been lovingly restored to maintain the area's rich heritage.

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