One of the most famous towns in this area is Stratford-upon-Avon, where playwright William Shakespeare was born. Without him, the English language would not have become what it is today. He was also buried in the church of this beautiful town in itself. Not far from here is the most visited landmark in the country: Warwick Castle, an enormous castle complex where medieval life is constantly recreated through various events. Those interested in the industrial revolution can indulge themselves around Birmingham, once a city with smoking chimneys. The Black County Living Museum takes you back to the late 1800s. In terms of scenery, there is also plenty to do in the West Midlands: the Malvern Hills to the south, a picturesque chain of originally volcanic hills and the Shropshire Hills to the north, lovely quiet hills, bordering Wales. Many a village scene in the West Midlands is also determined by the Severn, the longest river in England. Finally, the true gardener would do well to visit Trentham Estate and Gardens in Staffordshire, where visitors can wander endlessly in the 120 acre garden.
Lannoo’s autoboek – Engeland en Wales. 1st ed., Tielt-Belgium, Belgium, Lannoo, 2018.
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