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Welcome to The Heart of England!

You've made the right choice. If you truly want to experience the 'real' England, you've come to the right place.

Welcome to The Heart of England - home to England's heritage and culture. From Shakespeare Country and Stratford-upon-Avon - birthplace of Shakespeare to our World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge, from the imposing Warwick Castle to 'The Potteries' - home to the famous Wedgwood brand. From the iconic Royal Shakespeare Company to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Welcome to The Heart of England - home to world-class festivals & events. From events that celebrate our heritage such as Dr Johnson (creator of the world's first dictionary) and Darwin birthday, to food & drink festivals such as Ludlow, brewery festivals and asparagus festivals, to internationally acclaimed events such as the V Festival, Three Choirs Festival and International Festival of Glass.

Welcome to The Heart of England - home to quintessential English countryside. From Worcestershire's market town of Broadway - gateway to the Cotswolds, to Shropshire and Herefordshire with their Black & White Village Trails to the imposing Trentham Estate - England's largest garden restoration project with dozens of Capability Brown designed landscaped gardens.

Welcome to The Heart of England - home to great English food and drink. Devour 'home made' traditional food in country inns and pubs, to the Michelin starred restaurants of Ludlow and Birmingham, from Black Country 'faggots' to Staffordshire oatcakes, the Birmingham Balti and a myriad of cheeses. Be quenched by Bass beer, cider, wine and perry and discover the microbreweries of the countryside.

Welcome to The Heart of England in 2009 - a year of celebrations. Visit during 2009 and celebrate the anniversaries of the UK's most prominent innovators and creative heritage. From the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's famous sonnets to the 50th anniversary of the mini motor car. 300 years ago marked the launch of the Industrial Revolution at Ironbridge and 250 years ago Josiah Wedgwood opened for business in Staffordshire.

So visit during 2009 and join in the celebrations.

To start exploring the region to find out more, either click here to download or view our international guide, or click here to get to our home page for interactive searches of attractions, accommodation, festivals & events and food & drink throughout The Heart of England.

Click here to get to our home page for interactive searches of attractions, accommodation, festivals & events and food & drink throughout The Heart of England.

Whatever your desire - The Heart of England delivers!

We know you'll want to visit, so book your flight today with Continental Airlines flying direct daily services to Birmingham International Airport in The Heart of England from New York Newark Airport.