Steeped in history the Midlands has its fair share of renowned legends and historical characters.
Delve into the Robin Hood legend amongst the royal hunting grounds of Sherwood Forest with its centuries-old Major Oak and explore the rural surroundings which inspired local writers DH Lawrence and Lord Byron. Or visit the city’s thriving independent shopping, restaurant and music scene which bustles obliviously above a network of over 800 sandstone caves, carved out in the Dark Ages. Art lovers can visit the world-class Nottingham Contemporary arts centre and history lovers, the Galleries of Justice, a museum dedicated to the history of crime and punishment. Nottingham’s truly got something for everyone.
Visit Leicestershire, a county as famous for its battlefields as its Balti. Trace the footsteps of King Richard III to Bosworth Fields and reconstruct the War of the Roses. In Leicester, you can time travel past Saxon cathedrals and medieval guildhalls to space discoveries and shopping malls and don’t miss the awe-inspiring Richard III visitor centre located at the car park where this former 15th century king was discovered in 2012. There’s also a sizzling golden mile of curry houses to enjoy, and further afield from the city this obsession with food doesn’t change. The county can boast a vast covered market and makes veiny stilton cheese. Leicestershire truly is a gastro paradise!