5 Places to Drive to in the West Midlands
With summer on the way, it’s time to fill the car and get that driving playlist ready. The West Midlands is a beautiful part of the UK that offers a plethora of activities for everyone - whatever your age - and driving is an efficient and easy way to get to your desired destination.
Why stick yourself on congested public transport that’s always too hot and delayed, when you can jump in the car see some of the beauty that England has to offer? Here are 10 great places for you to drive to in the West Midlands.
Warwick Castle is a great place to go for families or friends. With a Birds of Prey Show, Castle Dungeon and a brand new Knights Village there’s something for everyone to do. The drive there and back is pretty beautiful as well - if you go through Barford, you can see the home of Joseph Arch, the man responsible for the first union of farm workers in the 19th century. You can then drive past Hampton Lucy’s stunning Victorian Church, built way back in 1776.
The Black Country Living Museum
If you love history, or are a fan of the BBC’s Peaky Blinders, then a trip to The Black Country Living Museum is a necessity. Based in Dudley, it is an open air museum comprised of rebuilt historic buildings, and explores the industrial landscape of the 1830’s onwards. The Black Country is renowned for being the world’s first industrial landscape, which makes the drive to the Black Country Museum even more interesting. With an abundance of canal networks, geological sites and nature reserves, there is so much to do and see.
If you’re looking for picnics, Kite flying, dog walks and general exploring then a few days exploring Clent Hills is the way to go. Clent Hills is a geocaching hotspot and, with a natural play area, there’s fun for both adults and children. With Halesowen and Stourbridge near, you get to drive down some beautiful country lanes and experience a side of West Midlands that is known for tranquility rather than the industrial revolution.
British Motor Museum
The British Motor Museum is home to the World’s largest collection of historic British cars. If you love your motors, then head on down and get involved. From the Range Rover to the Rolls Royce and Ford you’ll be spoilt for choice. Located near Gaydon, when you drive you’ll get to visit this small village and may even be lucky enough to get near the Jaguar Land Rover test track!
West Midland Safari Park
West Midland Safari Park is home to some of the most endangered exotic animals in the world. From learning about Wild Asia to the carnivores living in the wild, there’s so much to do and see. If you’re feeling brave enough, you can even take your car through the Safari…. Located in Bewdley, you can see Trimpley Reservoir and Wyre Forest as well!
A long haul drive requires a vehicle that’s durable and offers comfort. If you’re planning on a driving holiday around the West Midlands, or would just like to go out for the day then why not hire a 4X4 from Coutts Luxury Car Hire? With generous mileage and insurance sorted, it is simple and easy. We’ll even drop the car off to you. Choose from our excellent selection of Land Rovers and Range Rovers. If you’ve got any questions or would like to rent a 4x4 then do not hesitate to get in touch.