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Polesworth Abbey

Polesworth Abbey

Historical sources state that Editha, Princess of Mercia, founded Polesworth Abbey in the 9th century. Today, the ruins of Abbey Cloister and the two storey mediaeval gateway still remain.

Ragley Hall

Ragley Hall

Alcester, 8 miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon. Ragley Hall, the Warwickshire home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford, is set in 27 acres of beautiful formal gardens.

Rollright Stones

Rollright Stones

The Rollright Stones are a group of prehistoric megalithic monuments built from large natural boulders found within about 500m of the site. The stones are naturally pitted, giving them extraordinary shapes.

Roman Alcester

Roman Alcester

This stylish and inspirational museum traces the arrival of the Romans in Alcester and their continuing influence on the town. Household objects, coins and jewellery found by members of the public and excavated by archaeologists.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre © Royal Shakespeare Company

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Stratford-upon-Avon is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, one of the world's best-known theatre ensembles, which performs works by Shakespeare, other renaissance dramatists and contemporary writers all year round. The Company also play regularly in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and on tour across the UK and the world.

Explore Johnson's famous Dictionary

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum & Bookshop

Explore the family home of a literary Giant. Follow the story of Samuel Johnson from Midlands childhood to his dictionary fame.

Sandon Hall

Neo-Jacobean stately home, includes family museum, 50 acre gardens with fine arboretum and park land.


Sarhole Mill

The 200-year-old mill at Sarehole is one of only two surviving watermills in Birmingham. The cobbled courtyard and mill pool are a tranquil haven from 21st century life outside, while the buildings and their impressive machinery give a unique insight into the lives of the millers who once inhabited this rural retreat.

Selly Manor and Minworth Greaves

Selly Manor Museum

Thirteenth-century cruck house and 14th to 16thC half-timbered house with period furniture and fittings and authentic Tudor garden.

Every journey ends with a memory.

Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway operates mainly steam-hauled passenger trains along the beautiful Severn Valley between Kidderminster, Bewdley & Bridgnorth, a journey of about 16 miles. There is no better way to see the beauty of the River Severn than from one of these ‘standard gauge’, full size, steam-hauled trains.