History all around!
From Tudor palaces and Roman towns to secret priest holes and ‘monster’ fountains, Birmingham and its surrounding area is a region steeped in a rich and varied history.
Back to Backs
Get an atmospheric glimpse into the lives of the ordinary people who helped make Birmingham an extraordinary city. On a fascinating guided tour, step back in time at Birmingham’s last surviving court of back to back houses.
Visit Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire and see one of the most spectacular castle ruins in England. Wander through, or have a picnic in the re-created Elizabethan Garden designed b Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
National Memorial Arboretum
For some, the Arboretum is a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the trees; for others it’s a peaceful and beautiful place to remember loved ones, particularly those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Nestling in a green valley in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, Stokesay is the finest and best preserved fortified manor house in England. There is plenty to see and do here from the gatehouse to the moat walks.
The fine Grade I listed English mansion is comprised of two halves; the first is a fine example of a Jacobean country house. The second, the West Wing, was designed by famous architect Francis Smith in the Baroque style.
At Warwick Castle, a visit to The Dungeon with its torture chamber, decaying bodies, chanting monks, medieval medical instruments and labyrinth of lost souls will test your nerves to the max.
A rare surviving example of an early 20th century suburban villa and garden open to the public 7 days a week with a range exhibition rooms offering an insight into Edwardian life both above and below stairs.
Discover the spectacular romantic ruins of this once great house destroyed by fire in 1937 and step back in time to a bygone age of great wealth when the house and estate played host to royal weekend parties at Witley Court.