England - Birmingham, the Midlands & the Marches (PDF Chapter)
This is the Birmingham, the Midlands & the Marches chapter from Lonely Planet’s England guidebook.
If you’re searching for quintessential English landscapes – green valleys, chocolate-box villages of wonky black-and-white timbered houses, woodlands steeped in legend such as Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Forest, and stately homes – you’ll find it here in the country’s heart.
- survey the buzzing city of Birmingham from its library’s rooftop ‘secret garden’
- hike, cycle or drive through England’s inaugural national park in the Peak District
- contemplate the apple tree that inspired Isaac Newton’s theories on gravity at his former home, Woolsthorpe Manor
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Birmingham, Warwickshire, Coventry, Warwick, Kenilworth, Stratford-upon-Avon, Rugby, Staffordshire, Lichfield, Worcestershire, Worcester, Great Malvern, Herefordshire, Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Shropshire, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge Gorge, Much Wenlock & Around, Bridgnorth & Around, Church Stretton & Around, Bishop’s Castle, Ludlow, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham & Around, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent, Lincolnshire, Lincoln, Stamford, Boston, Northamptonshire, Stoke Bruerne, Leicestershire, Leicester, Rutland, Rutland Water, Derbyshire, Derby, Ashbourne, Matlock Bath, Chesterfield & Around, Peak District, Buxton, Castleton & Around, Derwent Reservoirs, Edale, Eyam and Bakewell & Around.
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