19 wonderful National Trust properties you can enjoy within 25 miles of Birmingham HomeWhat's OnWhat's On NewsNational TrustHistoric homes, Roman baths, rock houses and rural beauty spots are among the protected treasures to be found within easy reach of the city08:06, 24 MAY 2015Updated10:41, 24 MAY 201719 National Trust properties you can enjoy within 25 miles of BirminghamGet What's On updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailBirmingham and the Midlands are brimming with perfect places to go at weekends and school holidays.
The National coach outlet handbags za Trust protects and preserves a number of historic sites and beauty spots, opening them up for everyone to see and enjoy. Several also have tea coach outlet sale 94 rooms and cafes where you can get some refreshments during your visit.Closest to home is the Birmingham Back to Backs at 55 63 Hurst Street/50 54 Inge Street.This is a restored 19th century courtyard of workers' houses.It's open 10am to 5pm over holiday weekends, but visits are by timed guided tours only, so phone 0121 666 7671 to make a booking.If it's open air and rolling countryside you yearn for, escape Brum and head for the hills.Just 10 miles outside Birmingham are the Clent Hills, offering fantastic panoramic views and miles of footpaths and trails. You'll find some 18th century follies (mock standing stones) on the coach outlet sale 01 summit.Aim for Nimmings Wood Car Park, Hagley Wood Lane, near Romsley, Worcestershire, B62 0NL. The coach outlet purses kipling car park gates open at 8am and close at 5pm in winter, and at 9pm in summer.Also not too far away is Packwood House at Lapworth, about 11 miles from the city. This restored Tudor house, park and garden was described by one 1920s visitor as "a house to dream of, a garden to dream in." It also has a cafe and shop.More secret rooms can be found at Moseley Old Hall, the Elizabethan farmhouse at Wolverhampton that can boast it saved a king. Charles II hid here from Cromwell's troops after he fled the Battle of Worcester in 1651. There's also a knot garden, an orchard and a tea room.If your enthusiasm is for ancient history, then check out Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum.This open air site consists of an excavated Roman staging post with its own inn and bathhouse and can be found at Watling Street, Wall, near Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 0AW.Billed as one of the world's most unlikely art galleries is Wightwick Manor and Gardens, at Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, WV6 8EE.It was taken on by the National Trust in 1937, when it was just 50 years old.Inspired by a lecture on 'the House Beautiful' by Oscar Wilde, the interiors have been decorated with the designs of William Morris and his Arts and Crafts contemporaries.This house of the Aesthetic Movement was, by 1937, a relic of an out of fashion era and deemed worthy of preservation.
A striking collection of Pre Raphaelite paintings has been added.Another unusual attraction is Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses. a high ridge and hill fort overlooking dramatic red sandstone rock houses.
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