Days Out in the West Midlands

West Midlands

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 summer opening hours, meaning that there is even more time for you to enjoy our properties and events on your visit. Please check opening times before you travel.

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Places to visit : West Midlands

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

Story Time
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Sat 5 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014

Hear tales of the Stokesay Giant, heroic knights and brave princesses within the fairy tale setting of Stokesay Castle.

Knights and Princesses
Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
Date: Mon 28 Jul - Fri 01 Aug 2014

Join our academy for budding knights and princesses, with hands on medieval fun. Transform yourself into a courtly Lord or Lady with tips on everything from curtsies to combat.

Knights and Princesses Academy
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Tue 29 & Wed 30 Jul 2014

Join our academy for budding knights and princesses, with hands on medieval fun. Transform yourself into a courtly Lord or Lady with tips on everything from curtsies to combat.

Family Costume Workshop
Venue: Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Date: Running every Tuesday between 29 July - 26 August

How would you look dressed as a Roman? Find out at our costume workshop.

Heroes and Villains
Venue: Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire
Date: Thu 31 Jul & Fri 01 Aug 2014

Could you be a fearsome outlaw? Your training starts here! Take up your bow and arrow, be amazed at the myths and legends surrounding our favourite rogues and plan your own ambush.

Fighting Knights
Venue: Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire
Date: Sat 02 & Sun 03 Aug 2014

Journey back to medieval times with fighting knights and legends of old. Watch brave knights do battle and get a flavour of their life as you try on armour and hone your combat skills.

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