Explore Counties in the Heart of England

From the wildness of the Peak District to the Cotswold's cosy charm, the counties that make up the Heart of England, can offer rolling hills, ancient woodlands, dramatic moors, heritage rich Oxford and the spa towns of Cheltenham and Bath. Cider trails in Herefordshire and canal routes in Staffordshire.

Cheshire

Cheshire

Close to the Peak District for outdoor adventure, with the historic city of Chester and wonderful market towns and historic houses and gardens to explore, ... More

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Derbyshire

Derbyshire

Home to Chatsworth House and the Peak District National Park and 'if you must' Alton Towers, and housing part of the National Forest, Derbyshire is ... More

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Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire

There is so much to recommend holidaying in Gloucestershire including the Cotwolds, the adventure of the Forest of Dean, the colour of Westonbirt Arboretum. The ... More

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Herefordshire

Herefordshire

Canoe down the River Wye, or rock climb at Symonds Yat, Cycle around the Black and White villages of Herefordshire, sampling the local cider as ... More

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Leicestershire

Leicestershire

From great family cycle trails in the National Forest to navigating the Grand Union Canal at Foxton Locks, exploring Bosworth Battlefields or regency Belvoir Castle; ... More

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Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire

Pretty thatched cottages, gentle rolling countryside and some cracking historic houses including Althorp, Kelmarsh Hall and Rockingham Castle. Great for walking and cycling or boating ... More

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Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire

Famous for Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest, and the glorious National Trust Clumber Park, there is lots to see and do in Nottinghamshire. Visit the ... More

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Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire

Offering natural, cultural and historical attractions Oxford and Oxfordshire have something to keep everyone happy. Cycling and walking, with the Cotswolds nearby and a wealth ... More

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Rutland

Rutland

A gem of a county with glorious rolling countryside and the traditional market towns of Oakham, Standford and Uppingham, with great local food. And there ... More

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Shropshire

Shropshire

Beautiful walking country and fascinating market towns like Ludlow, Bishop's Castle and Much Wenlock with good restaurants, great local food and imaginative arts events. The ... More

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Staffordshire

Staffordshire

Providing access to the Peak District National Park, tranquil canal routes and the heather heathland of Cannock Chase, Staffordshire is the ideal base for exploring ... More

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Warwickshire

Warwickshire

The birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, is not all Warwickshire has to offer, there's Warwick Castle, historic Rugby, towns and villages full of English charm. Try ... More

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West Midlands

West Midlands

With great places to visit from the Black Country Museum to the Jacobean Aston Hall and National Trust 'back to backs' in Birmingham. And great ... More

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Worcestershire

Worcestershire

Fancy pony trekking. or cycling, or may be a challenging walk? There is plenty to discover in Worcestershire with the beauty of the Malvern Hills, ... More

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