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Weekly City Spotlight: Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

Wightwick Manor

The city of Wolverhampton is located in the West Midlands and is home to a number of attractions including the beautiful Wightwick Manor and Gardens and the stunning West Park.  With an exciting array of sporting venues including the Wolverhampton Racecourse and Molineux Stadium the home ground of Wolverhampton Wonderers F.C., there is plenty to choose from for those on a city break to the historic city.
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Weekly City Spotlight: Coventry

Coventry

Skyline view of the city of Coventry

Coventry is located in the West Midlands, close to Birmingham and is the 11th largest city in the UK.  Visitors to the city can enjoy such historic attractions as its famous Cathedral and St Mary’s Guildhall, and explore its many museums, including the Coventry Transport Museum which details the key role played by Coventry in the British motor industry.  Coombe Country Park provides a beautiful location with lakes, woodland and gardens in the 500 acre site, perfect for a relaxing day out.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Birmingham

Birmingham

Birmingham is situated in the West Midlands, approximately 100 miles north of London, and is the second most populated city in Britain, with London being the first. The Domesday Book lists Birmingham as a small manor in 1086, valued at 20 shillings.  In 1889, Birmingham was granted city status.  Previously, the presence of an Anglican cathedral in a town was a prerequisite of gaining city status.  However, this connection with the Anglican diocese stopped when Birmingham, which didn’t have a cathedral at the time, was awarded city status due to the size of its population and its local government history. Some years later in 1905, St Philip’s parish church became a cathedral.

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