Houses and gardens

Birmingham

Back to Backs in the centre of Birmingham tells a fascinating story © Robert Morris

Back to Backs in the centre of Birmingham tells a fascinating story

Derbyshire

Experience mansion houses and wide open countryside in Derbyshire © National Trust/N B Peach

Experience mansion houses and wide open countryside in Derbyshire

Herefordshire

Waterside tranquility, wide open parklands and grand houses await you © Robert Morris

Waterside tranquility, wide open parklands and grand houses await you

Leicestershire

Stoneywell nestled in Charnwood Forest, opening this year © National Trust/Andrew Butler

Stoneywell nestled in Charnwood Forest, opening this year

Northamptonshire

Two unique places await you in Northamptonshire © Paul Harris

Two unique places await you in Northamptonshire

Nottinghamshire

A small family home, a workhouse and wide open parkland await you © Jerry Harpur

A small family home, a workhouse and wide open parkland await you

Shropshire

Shropshire is home to wide open spaces and dramatic indoor places © John Hammond

Shropshire is home to wide open spaces and dramatic indoor places

Staffordshire

Staffordshire is home to some spectacular gardens © National Trust

Staffordshire is home to some spectacular gardens

Warwickshire

No less than seven places await your exploration in Warwickshire © John Millar

No less than seven places await your exploration in Warwickshire

Worcestershire

You can enjoy fun times in Worcestershire © NTPL/National Trust Images

You can enjoy fun times in Worcestershire

Near you

There are over 60 places for you to visit in the Midlands.

From grand houses to landscaped gardens, acres of parklands to wide open countryside, there is so much to choose from.

This handy map shows you exactly where all these places are, to help you decide where to go next.

Relax indoors

On those days where the sun doesn’t shine so brightly, you can head indoors to relax inside the places we care for.

Enjoy traditional games and pastimes, discover new exhibitions, play the piano or simply sit back and relax with a good book.

Summer gardens

Summer is the time to see the magnificent outdoor spaces we care for in all their colourful glory.

Download our free guide to summer gardens and learn from Clumber Park's Head Gardener, Chris Margrave, with his top tips for your gardens.

Beautiful roses

Stop and smell the roses

Summer gardens are a treat to the senses, with colours and scents like no other season.

Here are our top rose gardens for you to enjoy:

Top tea-rooms

Whether you're looking for a hearty lunch or a nice cup of tea, we're sure there is a tea-room that will suit you in the Midlands.

Hot drinks, light lunches, afternoon tea and let's not forget delicious cakes all await you and all with their own unique views.

Picnic recipes

We love grabbing a rug and our picnic basket at this time of the year, you can't beat alfresco dining.

We've got a couple of recipes here for you to try your own tasty treats to feed your friends and family this summer.

Groups

Siutated in the heart of England, the Midlands is the perfect location for groups.

Whether you're looking for a new day trip, somewhere to stop off on route north or south or a full weekend itinerary; houses, gardens, parklands and countryside places all await you.