32 days in Central England and the Midlands Itinerary

32 days in Central England and the Midlands Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Nottingham
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lincoln
— 5 nights
Drive
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Telford
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hereford
— 6 nights
Drive
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 8 nights
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Nottingham — 6 nights

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nottingham: Chesterfield Antiques Centre (in Chesterfield), Birmingham (Cadbury World, Birmingham Back to Backs, &more) and Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre (in Laxton). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wollaton Hall and Park, stroll through Hardwick Hall and Gardens, explore the fascinating underground world of City of Caves, and sample the fine beverages at 45 Gin School - The Distillers Kitchen.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nottingham travel route planning site.

Edmonton, Canada to Nottingham is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In March, Nottingham is a bit warmer than Edmonton - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:

Lincoln — 5 nights

Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Venture out of the city with trips to Belton House (in Grantham), Hawks Of Steele (in Newark-on-Trent) and St Nicholas Church (in Tuxford). Pack the 18th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sundown Adventureland. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Lincoln Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Lincoln Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, and brush up on your military savvy at International Bomber Command Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lincoln travel planner.

You can drive from Nottingham to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Lincoln sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Telford.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:

Telford — 6 nights

Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30mi north west of Birmingham. Change things up with these side-trips from Telford: Trentham Monkey Forest (in Stoke-on-Trent), Shrewsbury (Battlefield Falconry Centre & Shropshire Falconry Ltd) and Trentham Gardens (in Trentham). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World, see the interesting displays at Black Country Living Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Much Wenlock Priory, and get engrossed in the history at Blists Hill Victorian Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Telford road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lincoln to Telford in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Telford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hereford.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:

Hereford — 6 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Hereford: Docklow Pools (in Docklow), Goodrich Castle (in Goodrich) and Great Malvern (Malvern Hills & Worcestershire Beacon).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hereford journey planner.

You can drive from Telford to Hereford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hereford when traveling from Telford in March, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

Stratford-upon-Avon — 8 nights

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stratford-upon-Avon: Worcester Cathedral (in Worcester), Coventry (The Coventry Music Museum & Coventry Cathedral) and Icarus Falconry (in Northampton). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, walk around Charlecote Park, and sample the fine beverages at Warner's Distillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon day trip site.

Getting from Hereford to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 8: