Places of Interest in the Midlands
Top Tourist Destinations in West Midlands
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West Midlands is a large metropolitan area in England which covers cities including Walsall, Solihuli, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Dudley, Birmingham, and Sandwell. Meanwhile, the country has been attracting tourists with its beautiful landscape, landmarks and historic structures, museums, botanical gardens, and other remarkable places from the area.
West Midlands is a metropolitan area located in the west central England and is consists of beautiful and historic cities of Coventry, Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell, Solihuli, Birmingham, and Wolverhampton.
But despite being a highly-urbanized country, West Midlands is not deprived of natural beauty and historical landmarks. In fact, there are countless of places of interest in the Midlands that this county is enjoying a high number of local and foreign tourists every year.
Meanwhile, these are some of the top places to visit in Midlands:
Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses
The whole garden consists of four glasshouses, with each of these represents different flora that ranges from arid desert condition to tropical rainforest. Meanwhile, outside of these glasshouses lies more than 15 acres of breathtaking landscape, walking trails, aviaries, and themed gardens.
The Cadbury World showcases the history of chocolate and how this mouthwatering sweet is manufactured to perfection.
By visiting this place, chocoholics will not just learn the process of making this aphrodisiac food but also the rich history of the company since it was launched in 1905 before becoming one of the world’s most beloved chocolate maker.
Red House Glass Cone
This is perhaps the most interesting structure in West Midlands as it has underground tunnels and passages including a spiral staircase where visitors can walk through the center of the glass furnace.
In addition, the place showcases a wide collection of unique glassware, some of which were made hundreds of years ago. Meanwhile, several craftsmen also give demonstrations in making glassware.
Black Country Living Museum
This museum was established in 1975 to serve as a house for a wide collection of items relating to the social and industrial revolution of the Black Country. To this day, the museum has over 40,000 items that tell the historical and rich past of the country.
Moor Hall Hotel & Spa
This hotel is more popular for its spa service than its accommodations because visitors can enjoy complete facilities and amenities that will give them the perfect relaxation through facial and body treatments.
The spa at Moor Hall also offers therapeutic massages including reflexology, Indian head massage, and Reiki. In addition, the spa offers other services such as waxing, manicures, and tanning beds.
Priory Visitor Center
Visitors can see some remnants of the Medieval Era in the Priory Visitor Center, a place where countless of vaulted rooms, passages, doorways, a courtyard, and other ancient structures have been excavated.