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 : 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

Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Venue: Witley Court and Gardens, Worcestershire
Date: Fri 13 Mar 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.

Roman Cookery Workshop
Venue: Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Date: Wed 18 Mar 2015

Get hands-on with our exclusive Roman cookery workshop. Find out more about authentic cooking techniques, ingredients and recipes of the times and help to create your own Roman dishes!

Make a Mosaic
Venue: Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Date: Thu 19 Mar 2015

Join our expert for an exclusive workshop exploring the mosaic techniques used at Wroxeter Roman City. Learn more about the colours and materials used and have a go at creating your own Roman artwork.

Head Gardener Spring Tour
Venue: Witley Court and Gardens, Worcestershire
Date: Thu 26 Mar 2015

Take a tour of the grounds of Witley Court with the Head Gardener and learn more about the work that goes on here during the spring months, including the beautiful fauna and flora that can be seen.

Castles of the Marches
Venue: Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, Herefordshire
Date: Fri 27 Mar

Join Bill Klemper, Principle Inspector of Ancient Monuments to tour the castles of the Marches.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
Date: Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015

Adventurers wanted! Meet a courtly character from the past with stories of times gone by. This lively figure will help you on your quest as you explore Kenilworth and crack the clues. Rise to the challenge and win your chocolate reward.

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