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

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Kenilworth Castle. Rise to the challenge and you’ll reap a chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Witley Court and Gardens, Worcestershire
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Witley Court. Rise to the challenge and you’ll reap a chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

St George and the Dragon
Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014

Dragon slayers wanted! Cheer on our hero, St George, as he battles the mighty dragon in a quest to save the fair maiden. With fun and games for all the family, see the legend come to life at Kenilworth Castle.

The Siege of Goodrich Castle
Venue: Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire, Herefordshire
Date: Fri 2 May

Join Historian Julian Humphrys for an exclusive look at siege warfare and an in-depth tour of the castle after hours to discover how the castle fell to the Parliamentarians.

Combat and Courtiers
Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
Date: Sat 03 - Early May Bank Holiday Mon 05 May 2014

Party like it's 1575! Travel back to Tudor England as Elizabeth I and her colourful court are captivated by song and theatre and witness the clash of sword at Kenilworth.

Wild about Witley
Venue: Witley Court and Gardens, Worcestershire
Date: Sat 03 - Early May Bank Holiday Mon 05 May 2014

Our Wilderness Play Area is one year old! Celebrate with a trip back to Witley's Victorian heyday for a grand family day out. Expect the best of British fun with garden games, historical high-jinx and a Punch and Judy show to enjoy.

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