Planning guide for Holiday Cottages in Central England

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Heart of England cottage holiday planning guide

map for holiday cottages in central englandIf you are planning a cottage holiday in the Heart of England area the following resources may help. We are building these pages so you will have all the information you need to support your holiday, including weather and travel information, visitor attractions, activity providers and information about where to eat, drink and find entertainment.

The central England area covers the Cotswolds, the Peak District, the Marches of Herefordshire and Shropshire, the Malverns, Shakespeare country and Sherwood Forest. And includes the counties of Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Rutland, Oxfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Herefordshire, Derbyshire and Gloucestershire.

If you know of or run a site you think we should list in this section then please contact us with details.

Central England weather

The Met Office weather reports for the Central/Midlands area provide a current general forecast as well as local five day forecasts. There is also historical information on past weather patterns to help you plan the best time for your holiday.

Travel information for the North West

For up-to-date news about roadworks and traffic congestion and try the BBC travel news pages for the area: Hereford and Worcester, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Oxfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Gloucestershire.

The main airports serving the Central/Midlands area are Birmingham International, Coventry, Nottingham East Midlands and Norwich International.

Attractions in North West England

Staffordshire Alton Towers needs no introduction, its famous theme park, and probably less well known Cariba Creek water park make great family days out.

For the chocolate lovers amongst you a visit to Cadbury World in Bournville, Birmingham, is a must. Learn about the history of Chocolate, see it being made, follow the Cadbury Land trail, visit the playground and – of course – try the goods!

For something a little out of this world try the National Space Centre (Leicester), the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. Tickets can be bought on-line.

Whatever the time of year, at Tamworth you can get away from the weather outside with some real snow! The SnowDome offers a year round 170m snow slope for skiing, snowboarding, snowblading, snowmobiling, tobogganing and adrenalin tubing.

Hotels

Holiday Inn Hotel in Birmingham City – 5 minute walk from Birmingham New Street Train Station.

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