The birthplace of Shakespeare, the Heart of England is home to many famous heritage sites and historic landmarks. Historic towns include Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval town built upon the banks of the River Avon. The city of Warwick boasts it’s own castle, Worcester has roots dating back to the Roman Period, and Shrewsbury is surrounding by beautiful countryside.

Aside from these picturesque towns, you can find Birmingham, the second largest city within the UK, where you can find a plethora of shops and excellent nightlife. Not far outside Birmingham you can learn about England’s industrial past, the region experienced extensive coal mining, as well as featuring a large metal industry. Head into the Black Country which gained it’s name in the nineteenth century due to the smoke from the ironworks.

If you are looking for thrills, search no further. Drayton Manor Theme Park is host to 40 rides and 5 rollercoasters. Alton Towers offers even more, arguably the most iconic (and biggest) theme park in the UK, you will find over 40 rides and 9 rollercoasters set amongst 310 acres of magnificently landscaped land. If you want to spend more than a day here, Alton Towers has not one, but two on site hotels.