Heritage and History Tours

with Blue Badge Tourist Guide, Phil Halling

Exploring the Heart of England

Phil is a qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide who guides on walking tours of towns and cities, and coach tours in the Heart of England.

"I would highly recommend your tour to anyone considering it, time & money well spent."  Peter  (July 2021)

"Thank you again for a brilliant day, people are still talking about it, and how interesting your information was. You are a credit to the Blue Badge People."  Kind regards Rita (July 2024)

Pictures of the Heart of England

The Heart of England region in the English midlands includes many places of interest.  The region includes Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of playwright William Shakespeare, the Cotswolds with its many picturesque villages, historic cathedral cities including Coventry, Gloucester and Worcester.  The city of Oxford which has the oldest English university in the world is in the region, along with Birmingham, England's second city and powerhouse during the Industrial Revolution.  Here are a sample of pictures of the Heart of England.

Map of the Heart of England

The Heart of England includes eight counties in the centre of England; a region known as the Midlands which extends west to the border with Wales.

The region includes the counties are Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and the urban conurbation of the West Midlands.

The Heart of England includes the picturesque Cotswolds, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, the historic cathedral cities of Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford and Lichfield.  Along with picturesque Cotswold stone village, the region also many timber-framed cottages.  The region is a landscape of contrasts, it includes the larger cities of Birmingham and Coventry, as well as beautiful sparsely populated countryside.  The world's first bridge constructed in iron crosses the River Severn at Ironbridge, an area which was the birthplace of the industrial revolution.  In the far south west is the Forest of Dean above the beautiful Wye valley which forms the boundary between England and Wales.

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