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That remarkable little Worcestershire Town - looking over a true English scene - Household Words, Charles Dickens 1850

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Redditch sits in the Heart of England close by some of the most attractive countryside in Britain, yet close by major heritage sites and centres for the arts.

There has long been debate over the exact location of the geographical centre of England, and its constituent countries, due to the complexity and method of the calculation. For centuries Meriden, to the west of Coventry, West Midlands, held the claim to be the geographical centre of England, and there has been a stone cross there commemorating the claim for at least 500 years. The justification is that the point farthest from the sea is in the vicinity of Meriden.

However, we make no claim as the centre of England, but simply that we are a location for exploring the central area of our region with unrivalled links to the major transport systems. (Location)

North is the second largest city in the UK, with all the major stores, museums, art galleries, Symphony Hall with one of the major world orchestras, major theatre companies and important heritage sites.

South is the Vale of Evesham and the Cotswold region which are recognised as some of the beautiful countryside in Britain. Here we have one of the most famous gardens in the world, Hidcote Manor Gardens, as well as many other sites which you will find enchanting.

East takes you into Shakespeare Country. To the south-eat there is the home of Shakespeare with the newly refurbishes internationally recognised theatre, directly to the east there is Warwick, with the famous castle, and, lets not forget Coventry, with its historic bomb damaged cathedral.

West takes you into Shropshire and the Marches, the River Severn and the County Town of Worcester.  Worcester, with its magnificent cathedral, river walks and unique multi-use ‘Hive’ is well worth a visit.

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Within 25 miles of Redditch (30-40 minutes drive), you will find the cream of Central England, beautiful countryside, historic houses, important centres for the arts and major industrial revolution sites.

Navigate around our local region by clicking in the N,S,E,W on the map above or following the links on the text on the left.

Overview gives extra general information.