West Midlands Things to Do Tips by grayfo

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Dudley - West Midlands
Dudley

Dudley was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Dudelei with the history of the town dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. Today the town has rather suffered through high unemployment along with the popularity of the nearby Merry Hill Shopping Centre. Must see sights/attractions include: Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle, the Black Country Living Museum and the Dudley Canal Tunnel to name but a few.

August 2014

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  • Written Sep 12, 2014
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Birmingham

Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city, it is a diverse and dynamic city, with its fascinating history and world-class cultural scene, combined with superb shopping, major international events and exhibitions and great nightlife. Birmingham's Chinatown boasts a wide range of restaurants and interesting specialist supermarkets, and for Asian food, there is the Balti. Must see sights/attractions include: the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the Jewellery Quarter, St Martin in the Bull Ring and the Town Hall to name but a few.

March 2014

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2014
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Coventry

Coventry previously in Warwickshire and now part of the West Midlands is the largest City in the Warwickshire area. The city developed as the centre of the British Motor Industry and as such has suffered more than most places with the decline of manufacturing.

Coventry was the target of large scale bombing during the Second World War where much of the centre was destroyed. The city suffered heavy casualties, whilst Whitehall kept their knowledge of the oncoming raids a secret to protect the fact that they had broken the Enigma coding machines secrets. The re-building of Coventry since has included a spectacular new Cathedral architecture in the shadow of the ruined older Cathedral.

October 2012

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  • Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Solihull - West Midlands
Solihull

The name Solihull derives from Anglo-Saxon and means muddy or soiley hill. Prior to this there is evidence of Roman activity in the surrounding areas. Today Solihull is known locally for its shopping.

June 2011

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  • Written Jun 15, 2011
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