We stayed at Much Wenlock, a gorgeous medieval town. This picture below is why I love this place:
I'd love to live in a ye olde building! Most of the town is contemporary to this. If you ever find yourself up there, I reccommend staying at The Talbot Inn. It's a 14th Century building. The bedrooms are lovely and their food is gorgeous!
Here's the view at the back:
Spot the heron! This was in the Shugborough estate.
We then visited Blists Hill which is a recreation of a Victorian town, including shops, a school, a blacksmith and other such proffessions. Some of you may recognise the chemists below as it was used in 'The Victorian Pharmacy'. They've extended it since I was last there. It's a great day out for all.
Here's another shop for ladies things; corsets, bonnets, I even found some tatting inside!
During the week we visited Tamworth for a bit. Although we didn't go in it, here is the 11th Century Tamworth Castle:
Below is the entrance to Lichfield Cathedral. I've never been here before but I really enjoyed both the cathedral and the town. Lots of lovely shops.
We also visited the Churnett Valley Railway. Here's a video I took of an approaching steam train:
We then went to Wightwick Manor. Isn't it beautiful! This Victorian house was built in the 'old English' style and features Pre-Raphaelite paintings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. It also have William Morris wallpaper.
For the second part of our holiday, we went down to Devon for a few days. Below is the World Heritage site of Morwellham Quay. This was a port and copper mine. You can literally spend the whole day here. They have a mining museum, you can do a tour of part of the mines, there's even live demonstrations of coopering and rope making.