Visit - 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.

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Things to do this season

The world's first Iron Bridge

Visit the world’s first iron bridge, erected over the River Severn, Shropshire in 1779. Cross the bridge and explore the surrounding wooded valley, now named the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

Visit the Iron Bridge

Meet our storytellers

On select days, hear from our costumed storytellers at Boscobel House and Kenilworth Castle as they tell tall tales full of interesting anecdotes about the history of these sites

Visit Kenilworth Castle Visit Boscobel House

Wenlock to the Iron Bridge Walk

Walk the picturesque trail from Wenlock Priory to the Iron Bridge and enjoy beautiful views of the Shropshire countryside

Download the trail (PDF)

Go for a scenic stroll

The pleasant, twenty-minute walk from Boscobel to White Ladies Priory is a must-see for all visitors due to the spectacular views and fascinating ruins, once another hiding place of Charles II before he moved to Boscobel House.

Visit White Ladies Priory

More to Explore

  • Extraordinary Summer Days Out

    Delve into action-packed events, get away on an escape into history and find inspiration for a historical summer the whole family will love.

  • Days out with dogs

    Explore our sites with your four-legged friends this summer.

  • Legendary Summer 2023

    Experience legendary drama at one of our blockbuster historical events taking place across the country this summer.

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Take a break from the hubbub of daily life by exploring a range of picturesque and tranquil English Heritage sites in the West Midlands. Make the most of what this region and the rest of the country has to offer with an English Heritage Membership. Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of historic places plus free and discounted entry to our fantastic events.

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