Days Out in the West Midlands

Enjoy views fit for a queen at Kenilworth Castle

From beautiful gardens and fairytale castles to spectacular ruins and Roman cities, the West Midlands region is packed with great days out for everyone this season.

We have now switched to our winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

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Places to Visit in the West Midlands

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Our pick of things to do in the West Midlands this season:

  • Join our academy for budding knights and princesses at Kenilworth Castle.
  • Find out all about the wonders of the world through the eyes of our Victorian explorer at Witley Court.
  • Discover views fit for a queen as our new viewing platforms open at Kenilworth Castle.
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Stokesay Castle
Stokesay Castle

Shropshire

Stokesay Castle is quite simply the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England.

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Wenlock Priory
Wenlock Priory

Shropshire

Tranquil ruins in lovely setting. Re-founded by the Normans as a priory. Unusual washing fountain with 12th century carvings, extravagantly decorated chapter house, topiary-filled cloister garden.

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Goodrich Castle
Goodrich Castle

Herefordshire

Goodrich stands majestically on a wooded hill commanding the passage of the River Wye into the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat.

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Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Warwickshire

Robert Dudley created this ornate palace to impress his beloved Queen in 1575. The newly re-created Elizabethan Garden, lost for 400 years, is now open to visitors. Vast grounds perfect for exploring.

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Witley Court and Gardens
Witley Court and Gardens

Worcestershire

A hundred years ago, Witley Court was one of England's great country houses, hosting many extravagant parties. Today it is a spectacular ruin, the result of a disastrous fire in 1937.

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Wroxeter Roman City
Wroxeter Roman City

Shropshire

Wroxeter (or 'Viroconium' ) was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. It began as a legionary fortress and later developed into a thriving civilian city.

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Events : West Midlands

Christmas Wreath Making
Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
Date: Fri 05 Dec 2014

Get ready for the festive season with our Christmas wreath making workshop. Led by our expert, learn about the different techniques used to make a wreath. Get creative and make something special to take home with you.

J. W. Evans - Machinery Demonstration Tour
Venue: JW Evans Silver Factory, Birmingham, West Midlands
Date: Wed 10 Dec

Join us as we bring some of the factory machinery back to life, with the help of an ex-JW Evans employee and stamper. It could get noisy!

Carols by Candlelight
Venue: Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire
Date: Fri 12 Dec 2014

Kick off the festive season with some Christmas carols in the atmospheric setting of Goodrich Castle.

Christmas Wreath Making
Venue: Witley Court and Gardens, Worcestershire
Date: Fri 12 Dec 2014

Get ready for the festive season with our Christmas wreath making workshop. Led by our expert, learn about the different techniques used to make a wreath. Get creative and make something special to take home with you.

Christmas at the Castle
Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
Date: Sat 13 & Sun 14 Dec 2014

Immerse yourself in all things festive with our weekend of Christmas fun for all the family. Enjoy crafts and storytelling and, for all those who have been good this year, enjoy an audience with our very special guest in his grotto.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Venue: Witley Court and Gardens, Worcestershire
Date: Fri 16 Jan 2015

Join us for an access all areas tour and unlock the secrets of Witley's partying past as you explore parts of the Court seldom open to visitors.

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