England is such a fascinating country, and because of that, there are some incredible locations to visit and experience. However, anywhere beyond London can often be overlooked and the Northern areas of England are often underappreciated with people favouring Southern spots and hot tourist locations. However, The Midlands has some incredible locations to explore. So if you were planning a weekend away trip then here are some of the top picks in The Midlands.
Weekend trips to The Midlands – Where to visit
Birmingham is by far the most famous city in central England. A place that is a hub between the North and the South. It is the second biggest city in England which means that there is plenty to see and do if you fancy a weekend away here. Not only do you have fantastic shops but you also have some incredible museums to explore and wander around. Birmingham also has an array of restaurants and bars, giving you the perfect evening entertainment. A great place to experience.
Lincoln is another great location for a weekend away. Once famous for the fact that the cathedral was once the tallest building in the world because of its spire. However, the spire was destroyed during a storm in 1549. It is now known as one of the most precious examples of architecture in the British Isles, bringing tourists and visitors in their droves to witness it. Again the city itself has plenty of other things to keep you entertained throughout the weekend.
Central England has plenty of cities and large towns to explore, and Nottingham is another one of those that is a great location for a weekend away. With medieval castles, Royal concert halls, and underground caves. As well as plenty of shops and evening entertainment to enjoy. It has so many incredible areas, but the one thing Nottingham is famous for is the story of Robin Hood. While you are there you will be able to follow in his footsteps and even explore Sherwood Forest.
If you were hoping for a slower-paced weekend away somewhere then little-known Rutland could be the best area to explore and be perfect for you. There are impressive nature reserves, where you can take some time out to bird watch and enjoy the wildlife in natural surroundings. There is also a huge man-made lake that you can wander around and explore. You could also experience the Castle Halls and the vast areas surrounding it. Rutland may be small, but there are some mighty pubs and restaurants that are a little more traditional in what they serve and their atmosphere. A great weekend away if you were hoping to recharge the batteries.
Skegness, of “Skeggy” as it is affectionately known as is still a fabulous location to visit for a weekend away. This seaside resort will give you all of the traditional vibes of what you will expect. A fabulous beach, a chance to dip your toes in the sea, and also the entertainment along the promenade and the pier. Perfect to just enjoy some of the simpler things in life, a walk on the beach, fish and chips for tea, and a cheeky ice cream for good measure. There is also a lovely seal sanctuary and some epic rides helping you to get back in touch with your inner child. Skegness is a wonderful location to escape to for the weekend.
Heading to Warwick means you need to prepare yourself for a medieval adventure. There are wonky timber-framed houses, meandering streets, and plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants to keep you entertained throughout the weekend. The crown jewel of the town has got to be Warwick Castle. Centrally located and one of the best attractions in the area. A highlight will certainly be a boat trip along the River Avon. A fabulous place and perfect for a weekend.
Other places in The Midlands worthwhile visiting
There are, of course, many places in The Midlands worthy of visiting and could be included as part of your weekend away in the area. Here are some of the other top locations to think about:
- Stratford Upon Avon (Home to William Shakespear with plenty of things to see and do)
- Peak District (Some fascinating places and walking trails for you to enjoy in some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside)
Hopefully, this has given you plenty of inspiration for some of the best places for you to enjoy a weekend away in The Midlands