Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham

Self catering cottage holiday in West Midlands

The West Midlands area of the UK contains some major cities and centres very much at the heart of UK commerce, industry manufacturing and science, including automotive. In fact, much of the industrial revolution owes its roots to Birmingham and the surrounding Black Country area. Superb for a family break with many holiday lets for large groups and small, and so many things to do! Famous cities such as Birmingham (small arms), Wolverhampton (lock manufacture and brass fitments), Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, West Bromwich and Warley. It is an area brimming with family, historical, cultural, leisure, sport and retail attractions. At the same time, the county offers plenty of rural locations perfect for the self catering cottage holiday maker to use as their base for exploring the area.

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Things to do on holiday on West Midlands

There are more famous museums, gardens, historical, sporting and leisure attractions than anyone could wish for – Dudley Zoo, the Birmingham Bullring (with the iconic Selfridges) and Hippodrome, the Black Country Living Museum, the Sea Life Centre Birmingham, Wildlife Conservation Park, Wolverhampton Civic attractions, and Cadbury Chocolate World, to name but a few. Birmingham has many industrial sites, a jewellery quarter, pen museum and more canals than Venice (although many are covered over). Lord of the Rings author J. R. R. Tolkien grew up in Birmingham. Wolverhampton presents a rich history, a renowned art museum, the Bank’s Park Brewery and enthusiastic nightlife, while Dudley has a zoo and castle, a long mining heritage and caves.

It’s safe to say that you will certainly not want for anything on the retail front in the West Midlands. There are shopping centres galore, and more restaurants, cafes and pubs than you can count. Birmingham in particular has a very rich diversity and ethnicity, offering food and drink from around the world. There are many events and festivals trough the region and you can be sure of catching at least one of them irrespective of the time of year you visit - so book your holiday now and plan your activities - or choose a holiday home with a hot tub, swimming pool and tennis court and stay put! Last minute price reductions and seasonal deals are displayed when available for accommodation for self-caterers.