Situated in the west of the area known as “The Midlands”, in the heart of England, is the region of the West Midlands. A West Midlands holiday provides travellers will everything they could want in a trip away from home. There are plenty of cities, towns and villages to explore as well as miles and miles of rolling countryside to utilise for outdoor activities. One thing is for certain, if you choose a West Midlands holiday - you will be exhausted but very happy on your return home!
The list of the activities and outdoor pursuits available on a West Midlands holiday is far reaching and you certainly won’t be able to fit them all in during your trip! Amongst the popular activities available in the region are golf, tennis, football, swimming, freshwater fishing, paintball, go karting, archery, hot air ballooning, sailing, canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling and falconry. The region is also home to a part of The Peak District National Park, in north Staffordshire, and this is a perfect spot to pay a visit and enjoy the great outdoors.
Although there are a great many wonderful places to explore in the West Midlands region you will unfortunately not be able to visit them all during your stay! If you have to pick and choose then Birmingham is a wonderful city to visit and is home to many fantastic attractions. The area of Aston in the city is home to Aston Hall, an impressive Jacobean house built by Sir Thomas Holte in 1618. The house was not completed until 1635 and has seen some colourful events during its lifetime such as a lady tight-rope walker being killed during a fete in 1863. Also in the area of Aston is the Aston Transport Museum, a large shed hiding many great transportation vehicles from throughout British history. Other cities in the region that you may wish to include are Worcester, Shrewsbury, Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent.
We all like to have wonderful weather on our holidays and so you will be pleased to hear that if you book a West Midlands holiday rental cottage you can expect to enjoy warm summers but very cool winters. July and August are usually the warmest months of the year, which sees visitors basking in temperatures reaching around 21 degrees Celsius. The winter months of January and February see the daytime temperature drop to anywhere between 2 and 6 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for the region is 25 inches.
Beginning a West Midlands holiday is very straightforward. It is most likely that you will arrive at Birmingham Airport (BHX) to begin your trip and there are several airlines offering cheap flights to this destination including Flybe, Eastern Airways and BMI. Passengers can leave other parts of the UK from airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle(NCL), Norwich (NWI) and Belfast (BFS).
Coventry in the West Midlands will be hosting events during the London Olympics, and with accommodation in Coventy in the West Midlands for the Olympic Games, you're right next to the sporting action.