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Their Time. Their World. Your Adventure. Magical Lantern Festival Birmingham Events. Rum Festival and 8 great things to do this weekend in Birmingham. It’s a great weekend for festivals in Birmingham, with Moseley, Latin American, CoCoMad and Rum Festivals all crowding into our social calendar.

Rum Festival and 8 great things to do this weekend in Birmingham

The Hippodrome’s big summer show Mamma Mia! Is also in town, or there’s music from Star Wars or Buddy Guy. Take your pick! Here's our pick of the best shows, comedy, gigs, food and days and nights out from July 1-3. Or why not check out our ultimate guide to things to do in Birmingham? Musical/Mamma Mia! Friday, 7.30pm, Saturday, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Birmingham Hippodrome Here we go again! Watch these amazing images from the show Click to playTap to play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% The Live Event you are trying to watch is either unavailable or has not started Please refresh this page in your browser to reload this live event video Comedy/Hardeep Singh Kohli Friday, 8pm mac, Cannon Hill Park The Radio 4 star has a new stand-up show, which we get to see ahead of his Edinburgh Festival run. Phil Dye Gig/Buddy Guy Friday, 7.30pm Symphony Hall Saturday, 9.30am - 4pm. 22 places to see bluebells near Birmingham.

Calamity Jane Sing-a-Long. Shugborough - Stafford. Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings - Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, UK. Stately Homes, Historic Houses and Properties in Midlands - West from Stately-Homes.com. You Are In Home Midlands - West Properties in Midlands - West Selected & Featured Properties in Midlands - West Hellens Selected Property Walcot Hall Weston Park Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Harvington Hall Featured Property Full listing for Midlands - West Displaying items 1 to 10 of 235.

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Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens. Birmingham Tours UK offers guided walking and driving tours around Birmingham. Witley Court & Gardens. A hundred years ago, Witley Court was one of England's great country houses, hosting many extravagant parties.

Witley Court & Gardens

Today it is a spectacular ruin, the result of a disastrous fire in 1937. The vast and rambling remains of the palatial 19th century mansion are surrounded by magnificent landscaped gardens - the 'Monster Work' of William Nesfield - which still contains huge stone fountains. The largest, representing Perseus and Andromeda, which has been restored, was described as making the 'noise of an express train' when fired. Nesfield started work in 1854, creating the south parterre with its great Perseus and Andromeda fountain. His scheme involved elegantly designed plantations of clipped evergreens and shrubs, with parterres enclosed by more clipped evergreens. Witley Court. Witley Court in 1880 History[edit] The Lords Foley[edit] In the second half of the 18th century the park was landscaped.

Witley Court

This included sweeping away the village of Great Witley, which came too close to the south front (rear) of the house. The village was re-located to its present position. Baddesley Clinton: National Trust. The Victorian artist.

Baddesley Clinton: National Trust

Baddesley Clinton: Wikipedia. Baddesley Clinton (grid reference SP199714), is a moated manor house, located just north of the historic town of Warwick in the English county of Warwickshire; the house was probably established during the 13th century when large areas of the Forest of Arden were cleared and eventually converted to farmland.

Baddesley Clinton: Wikipedia

The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the Hall is a Grade I listed building. History[edit] Snowshill Manor: Visitor information. How to get here We are tucked away in a gorgeous Cotswold valley.

Snowshill Manor: Visitor information

Our how to get here page has information to help you plan your journey by foot, cycle, road or public transport. The Rollright Stones. Seven miles from Stow-on-the-Wold in a north-easterly direction, on the road to Long Compton, and near the village of Little Rollright, is a circle of standing stones, the most easterly in England.

The Rollright Stones

Other stones stand close by. The road that passes the site follows the line of an ancient trackway along a high ridge, the only way early people could move with relative ease. Today we call it the Jurassic Way, just a country lane, but a very important route in prehistoric times. If you are travelling from Stow-on-the-Wold the circle is on your right, but because of a thick hedge it could easily be missed. And that’s one of the charms of the place, no big signs or tasteless visitor centre and no acres of tarmac for car parking, just a couple of lay-bys with a path through the hedge past a small hut.

History Castles Romans Shakespeare Abbeys Cathedrals & Stately Homes. Things to see & do. Paupers, Petticoats & Pinafores Members from the Dorcas sewing group allocate new pauper costumes 2 April - 2 November, 12-5pm A new exhibition focusing on the design and construction of the recently introduced replica female pauper costumes, as worn in Southwell Workhouse during the 1840s.

Things to see & do

Informed by extensive historical and archival research, volunteers have painstakingly reconstructed the costumes which are used for our re-enactment events. Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton (National Trust)