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in the Heart of England

Images of the Heart of England

​The Heart of England includes eight counties; Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire,
Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and West Midlands. 

From the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds to the vibrant cities of Birmingham, Gloucester and Coventry the region is steeped in history, literary greats, artistic talent, industrial genius and architectural delights.

Cotswold villages​​

Lower Slaughter Mill

Chipping Campden

Broadway - the Jewel of the Cotswolds

​Towers and spires

Oxford - City of Dreaming Spires

Broadway Tower

      Burford Church

​​​Gardens and landscapes

Hidcote Manor Garden

lavender fields, Snowshill

  and Palaces

Highclere Castle

Warwick Castle

Blenheim Palace

Coughton Court

Houses and Halls

Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford upon Avon

Kelmscott Manor

Chavenage House
(Poldark's Trenwith)

Bishop Percy's House, Bridgnorth

Cities and Canals

Birmingham Library

Brindley Place

The Hive, Worcester

Rocks and Ruins

Rollright Stones

Wenlock Priory

Malmesbury Abbey

and Doorways  

​Hidcote Manor Garden

Lord Leycester's Hospital, Warwick

Campden Gatehouse, Chipping Campden

Stow on the Wold

Bourton on the Water

Eastgate, Warwick

​Walls and Bridges

Bridge of Sighs, Oxford

​Blenheim Grand Bridge

Rural crafts and traditions


Brewing (and delivering by dray)

Carriage driving

Morris Dancing

Sculptures and Statues

Admiral Nelson, Birmingham

The Bull, Birmingham

Stratford upon Avon

John Wesley, Bristol

Hidcote Manor Garden

Steps and stairways

old cathedral

Cornwell Manor, ​Cotswolds

Blavatnik School of Goverment, Oxford

Tombs and Trees

Ancient oaks
Blenheim Palace

Bale tombs and yews
Painswick Parish Church

C S Lewis's grave, ​Oxford

Yew trees
Upper Slaughter

Tomb of Robert Dudley,