Birmingham - England's West Midlands region, with multiple Industrial Revolution-era landmarks that speak to its 18th-century history as a manufacturing powerhouse. It's also home to a network of canals. In the Birmingham city centre, the Birmingham Museum and Birmingham Art Gallery is known for pre-Raphaelite masterpieces. Birmingham is also known for its Universities close to Birmingham City Centre. How many areas are there in Birmingham UK? 69 Wards.
What are the 4 quarters of Birmingham? The Jewellery Quarter, Chinese Quarter, Irish Quarter and Learning and Technology Quarter.
Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a market town in the borough of East Staffordshire in the county of Staffordshire, England, close to the border with Derbyshire. In 2011, it had a population of 72,299. The demonym for residents of the town is Burton -ian.
Bristol is a city straddling the River Avon in Bristol and in the southwest of England with a prosperous maritime history. Its former Bristol city-centre port is now a cultural hub, the Harbourside in Bristol, where the M Shed museum explores local social and industrial heritage on the outskirts of Bristol including a build of cars. The harbour's 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants, shops, car dealerships and cultural institutions such as contemporary art gallery The Arnolfini - Bristol.
Areas Of Bristol · Harbourside · Clifton · Gloucester Road & Stokes Croft · Bristol City Centre · Coastal Somerset · Rural Somerset · North Bristol · East Bristol.
Coventry is a city in West Midlands, England. It's known for the medieval Coventry Cathedral. The collection at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Coventry includes paintings of local heroine Lady Godiva located in Coventry City Centre. Coventry also has a University in Coventry City Centre.
Coventry is extremely proud to have been the UK's City of Culture 2021/22. Sitting just one hour from London by train, and 20 minutes from nearby Birmingham, Coventry is conveniently interlinked with the rest of England.
Derby is an English city on the banks of the River Derwent in Derbyshire East Midlands. The Derby Silk Mill museum of industry lies in the Derwent Valley. West of the river are the Derby Museum, Derby Art Gallery and Gothic Derby Cathedral. Southeast Derby along the river, Derby County Football Club plays at the iPro Stadium. In the northwest Derby, Markeaton Park offers a craft village Derby and a boating lake not far from Derby City Centre.
Gloucester or Gloucestershire is a city in the west of England, near the Cotswolds rural area. Gloucester/Gloucestershire lies on the River Severn, between the Cotswolds to the east and the Forest of Dean to the west, 19 miles east of Monmouth and 17 miles east of the border with Wales. It's known for 11th-century Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucester Gothic architecture, plus the tomb of King Edward II not far from Gloucester City Centre. Nearby are the Gloucester Docks and the Mariners Chapel Gloucester. The National Waterways Museum celebrates the city's industrial past with canal boats and interactive displays which makes Gloucester a wonderful place.
Kent is a county in southeastern England. In the city of Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral has a 1,400-year history. The underground Canterbury Roman Museum has excavated mosaics. Whitstable, to the north, is a coastal town with colourful cottages and a harbourside fish market. East Kent, along the coast, Margate is home to the Turner Contemporary art gallery. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south-west and Essex to the north of Kent. The county town is Maidstone.
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic 'Big Ben' clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. The City of Westminster, to the west of the City of London, has for centuries hosted the national government and parliament. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city of London. Since the 19th century the name "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between the counties of Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, and Hertfordshire, which largely comprises Greater London. London has four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the combined Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and also the historic settlement in Greenwich, where the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the prime meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and Trafalgar Square. London has many museums, galleries, libraries and cultural venues including Wembley Stadium where the FA Cup final is held.
Leicester and the county town of Leicestershire in the East Midlands of England. It is the largest settlement in the East Midlands. Leicester Cathedral, where Richard III was reinterred in 2015, has stood at the city's heart for over 900 years. The ruins of Leicester Castle, where Richard III spent some of his last days, lie in Castle Gardens, near the River Soar. It is situated to the north-east of Birmingham and Coventry, south of Nottingham and west of Peterborough. Leicester is the home to football club Leicester City and rugby club Leicester Tigers.
Manchester is a city in Greater Manchester, England. 160 miles northwest of London, Manchester lies in a bowl-shaped land area bordered to the north and east by the Pennines, an upland chain that runs the length of northern England, and to the south by the Cheshire Plain. Manchester is 35.0 miles north-east of Liverpool and 35.0 miles north-west of Sheffield, making Manchester city the halfway point between the two. It is bordered by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east, and the neighbouring city of Salford to the west. Historically part of Lancashire, areas of Cheshire south of the River Mersey were incorporated into Manchester in the 20th century, including Wythenshawe in 1931. Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township, but began to expand "at an astonishing rate" around the turn of the 19th century. Manchester achieved city status in 1853. The Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894, creating the Port of Manchester.
Nottingham / Nottinghamshire
Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England. It is located 110 miles north-west of London, 33 miles south-east of Sheffield and 45 miles north-east of Birmingham. Nottingham has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the lace-making, bicycle and tobacco industries. The city is also the county town of Nottinghamshire. Nottingham is a tourist destination; in 2018, the city received the second-highest number of overnight visitors in the Midlands and the highest number in the East Midlands. In 2020, Nottingham had an estimated population of 330,000. It is the largest urban area in the East Midlands and the second-largest in the Midlands. The population of the Nottingham/Derby metropolitan area is estimated to be 1,610,000. Home of two professional football teams: Nottingham County and Nottingham Forest including Nottingham County Cricket Club located Trent Bridge outside Nottingham City Centre. The city is served by Nottingham railway station and the Nottingham Express Transit tram system; its bus company, Nottingham City Transport, is the largest publicly owned bus network in England. Nottingham city is served by three universities: the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and the Nottingham campus of the University of Law.
Northampton / Northamptonsire
Northampton is a town in England's East Midlands region. On the River Nene, 60 miles north-west of London and 50 miles south-east of Birmingham. The county town of Northamptonshire, Northampton is one of the largest towns in England. The town rose to national significance with the establishment of Northampton Castle. Medieval Northampton had many churches, monasteries and the University of Northampton. The first railway to be built into Northampton was the Northampton and Peterborough Railway, a branch from the main London and Birmingham Railway from Blisworth to Peterborough through Northampton which opened in 1845 along with the town's first railway station, Bridge Street station. Northampton is formally in the East Midlands region but is also referred to in Government planning as being part of the South Midlands "growth area". The town is 30 miles south-southeast of Leicester, 16 miles north-northwest of Milton Keynes, 43 miles west of Cambridge, 37 miles northeast of Oxford and the same distance southwest of Peterborough.
Shropshire is a landlocked historic county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south. The county's population and economy is centred on five towns: the county town of Shrewsbury, which is culturally and historically important and close to the centre of the county; Telford, which was founded as a new town in the east which was constructed around a number of older towns, most notably Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, which is today the most populous; Oswestry in the northwest, Bridgnorth to the south of Telford, and Ludlow in the south. The county has eighteen market towns, including Whitchurch in the north, Newport near Telford, and Market Drayton in the northeast. The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers about a quarter of the county, mainly in the south. Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties, with a population density of 350/sq mi. The Wrekin is one of the most famous natural landmarks in the county. In the low-lying northwest of Shropshire overlapping the border with Wales is the Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve. The River Severn, Great Britain's longest river, runs through the county, exiting into Worcestershire. Geographically, Shropshire is divisible into two distinct halves – north Shropshire and south Shropshire. Shropshire has a highly diverse geology. The West Midlands Green Belt extends into eastern Shropshire, covering an area north from Highley, to the east of Bridgnorth, north to the eastern side of Telford, leaving Shropshire eastwards alongside the A5. This encompasses Shifnal, Cosford and Albrighton, and various other villages paralleling Dudley and Wolverhampton.
Sheffield is a city in the English county of South Yorkshire. The city serves as the administrative centre of the City of Sheffield. It is historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire and some of its southern suburbs were transferred from Derbyshire to the city council. It is the largest settlement in South Yorkshire. The city is in the eastern foothills of the Pennines and the valleys of the River Don with its four tributaries: the Loxley, the Porter Brook, the Rivelin and the Sheaf. Sixty-one per cent of Sheffield's entire area is green space and a third of the city lies within the Peak District national park. The city is 29 miles south of Leeds, 32 miles east of Manchester, and 33 miles north of Nottingham.
Stoke / Stoke on Trent
Stoke-on-Trent (often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city in Staffordshire. It is the largest settlement in Staffordshire and is surrounded by the towns of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Alsager, Kidsgrove, Biddulph and Stone, which form a conurbation around the city. Stoke-on-Trent is between Manchester, Wolverhampton and Birmingham and adjoins the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme to the west. It lies on the upper valley of the River Trent at the south-west foothills of the Pennines, near the uplands of the Peak District to the north-east and the lowlands of the Midlands and Cheshire to the south and west. As well as Newcastle-under-Lyme other nearby towns include Crewe, Nantwich, Congleton, Biddulph, Kidsgrove, Stafford, Uttoxeter, Eccleshall, Cheadle, Stone and Leek.
Stafford / Staffordshire
Stafford is a market town and the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands region of England. It lies about 15 miles north of Wolverhampton, 15 miles south of Stoke-on-Trent and 24 miles northwest of Birmingham. Stafford South & Central and Stafford North of the M6 motorway provide access to the town, so that Birmingham and Manchester are easily reached. The A34 runs through Stafford town centre and links with Stone and Stoke-on-Trent to the north and to the West Midlands conurbation to the south including Birmingham, Walsall and Wolverhampton. The A518 road connects Stafford with Telford to the south-west and Uttoxeter to the north-east. This is the main route to the theme park at Alton Towers. The A449 runs south from Stafford town centre to the nearby town of Penkridge and to Wolverhampton. Finally, the A513 runs east from Stafford to the local towns of Rugeley and Lichfield.
Worcester / Worcestershire
Worcester is a city in central England's West Midlands region by the River Severn. The area that is now Worcestershire was absorbed into the unified Kingdom of England in 927. Worcestershire was abolished as part of local government reforms in 1974, with its northern area becoming part of the West Midlands and the rest part of the county of Hereford and Worcester. In 1998 the county of Hereford and Worcester was abolished and Worcestershire was reconstituted, again without the West Midlands area.
The county borders Herefordshire to the west, Shropshire to the north-west, Staffordshire only just to the north, West Midlands to the north and north-east, Warwickshire to the east and Gloucestershire to the south. The western border with Herefordshire includes a stretch along the top of the Malvern Hills. At the southern border with Gloucestershire, Worcestershire meets the northern edge of the Cotswolds. Two major rivers flow through the county: the Severn and the Avon.
Wolverhampton is a city in central England West Midlands. Historically part of Staffordshire, a monastery was consecrated in Wolverhampton for which Wulfrun granted land at Upper Arley in Worcestershire, Bilston, Willenhall, Wednesfield, Pelsall, Ogley Hay near Brownhills, Hilton near Wall, Hatherton, Kinvaston, Hilton near Wolverhampton, and Featherstone. This became the site for the current St. Peter's Church. Wolverhampton lies northwest of its larger near-neighbour Birmingham and forms the second largest part of the West Midlands and to the north and west lies the Staffordshire and Shropshire countryside. Wolverhampton city centre falls outside of the area traditionally known as the Black Country, although some areas such as the town and former borough of Bilston and Heath Town and the Willenhall side of Wolverhampton fall within the Black Country. West Midlands county, excluding Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry. Examples would be UK Government regional bodies such as the Black Country Development Corporation, under whose remit the city fell. In 2014 Jaguar Land Rover opened a Engine Assembly Plant in Wolverhampton. Places of interest Wolverhampton: Bantock House Museum and Park Historic house, Bilston Craft Gallery Museum, Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.), Moseley Old Hall Historic house National Trust, Wightwick Manor Historic house National Trust, Wolverhampton City Archives, Wolverhampton Art Gallery Museum, Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton Racecourse, Wolves in Wolves and Wolverhampton University.
Wales is a country in southwest Great Britain known for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive Welsh language and Celtic culture. Cardiff, the capital, is a refined coastal city with a nightlife scene and a medieval castle with ornate Gothic Revival interiors. In the northwest, Snowdonia National Park has lakes. The capital and largest city is Cardiff. Two-thirds of the population live in South Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and the nearby valleys. The eastern region of North Wales has about a sixth of the overall population, with Wrexham being the largest northern city. Wales has three national parks: Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast. It has five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; Anglesey, the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, the Gower Peninsula, the Llŷn Peninsula, and the Wye Valley. The M4 motorway running from West London to South Wales links Newport, Cardiff and Swansea. Responsibility for the section of the motorway within Wales, from the Second Severn Crossing to Pont Abraham services, sits with the Welsh Government. The A55 expressway has a similar role along the North Wales coast, connecting Holyhead and Bangor with Wrexham and Flintshire. It also links to northwest England, principally Chester. The main north-south Wales link is the A470, which runs from Cardiff to Llandudno. Services between north and south Wales operate through the English cities of Chester and Hereford and towns of Shrewsbury, Gobowen for Oswestry and along the Welsh Marches Line, with trains on the Heart of Wales Line from Swansea to Llandovery, Llandrindod and Knighton connecting the Welsh March Line in Craven Arms.
Yorkshire is a historic county in northern England, formally known as the County of York and also features in the titles of current areas of civil administration such as North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Within the borders of the historic county of Yorkshire are large stretches of countryside, including the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Peak District national parks. In 1871, Wakefield had a population of around 28,000, less than half the size of the towns of Huddersfield and Halifax, yet when the Ripon diocese was divided to create a diocese for the West Riding it was the Church of All Saints, Wakefield that was chosen to be the cathedral and upon the establishment of the new diocese in 1888 Wakefield petitioned for city status with letters patent being granted soon after. Bradford, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds and Sheffield became cities in the 1890s. They had all seen significant growth throughout the 19th century and were all larger than any of the preceding cities in Yorkshire. More recently city status was conferred through local government reform in 1974 to the metropolitan boroughs created at that time, some of which were already based on existing city areas (such as Leeds and Sheffield).Largest towns in Yorshire; Leeds, Middlesbrough, Rotherham, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Bridlington, Barnsley, Batley, Halifax, Harrogate, Keighley, Dewsbury and Scarborough. Universities in Yorkshire: University of Leeds, University of York, University of Sheffield, University of Hull, University of Huddersfield, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Bradford, York St John University, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University.