8 days in West Midlands Itinerary

8 days in West Midlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Midlands tour planner

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Birmingham

— 7 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gloucester Docks (in Gloucester), Cheltenham (Cheltenham Racecourse, Walks With Hawks, &more) and Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Chatsworth House, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Westonbirt Arboretum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham holiday maker tool.

London to Birmingham is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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West Midlands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games · Nightlife
Although it lacks access to the sea, West Midlands has no shortage of tourist attractions, including unspoiled natural wonders, modern cities, and sprawling rural areas. The region’s main urban center is Birmingham, the second-largest city in the UK, offering some of the best nightlife and culinary options in this part of the country. Although heavily populated and industrialized, this region abounds in hidden rural corners, where the charms of old England endure right alongside modern cafes, pubs, and shops. Consider venturing beyond the region’s big cities during your holiday to tour the numerous well-preserved stately houses, lush parks and gardens, and quiet villages that dot the countryside.