BIRMINGHAM & WEST MIDLANDS is the ideal digital travel guide to central England. Written by a pro-author it explores key DESTINATIONS; suggests ITINERARIES; details dozens of SIGHTS and ACTIVITIES; and suggests great spots to EAT. All content (200+ points-of-interest/300+ pics) is original and independent; no recommendations are ads! ––– *** Published by TouchScreenTravels.com: independent travel guides for the digital age. Our Touch, Your Travels. *** ––– ***BIRMINGHAM & WEST MIDLANDS*** starts with essential TRIP-PLANNING information – with tips on ACCOMMODATION, FESTIVALS and TRANSPORT A DESTINATIONS section then provides orientation to all the region’s key cities and counties of interest to visitors. Next, a hand-crafted ITINERARIES section suggests an easy-to-follow route for first-timers to the region. BIRMINGHAM IN-A-DAY tours a dynamic city that’s busy reinventing itself while STRATFORD IN-2-DAYS is a must-do for any Shakespeare fan. There’s a whole section on SHAKESPEARE in the next, INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES, section of the app. This is where you might dive straight in, if you have a specific interest. Featured are travelling with KIDS; the ARTS & CRAFTS movement; CASTLES, STATELY HOMES & GARDENS; WALKING & CYCLING and the TOLKIEN TRAIL. There’s also a thorough section on the region’s HISTORY including a section on INDUSTRIAL & VICTORIAN heritage and MUSEUMS, which will help you glimpse the region’s glory days. Finally, the app details an incredibly useful selection – from the thousands of possible options – of RESTAURANTS, CAFES, PUBS and the like, including some of the best places for AFTERNOON TEA and the FARM SHOPS you shouldn’t miss. The latter also forms part of a SHOPS & SHOPPING to make sure you find the perfect souvenir of this engaging region. ––– TRIP ESSENTIALS Key before-you-go information, including: • Accommodation • Costs • Electricity & Time Zone • Information & Media • Seasons, Festivals & Events • Transport DESTINATIONS Meet the key cities & counties: • Birmingham • Metropolitan West Midlands • Herefordshire • Shropshire • Staffordshire • Warwickshire • Worcestershire ITINERARIES & TOURS Easy-to-follow tours: • Birmingham In-A-Day • Scenic Drives • Shakespeare’s Stratford In-2-Days • Days Out From Broadway INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES Backgrounders and practical advice on: • Arts & Crafts Movement • Castles, Historic Homes & Gardens • Art • History • Kids & Families • Museums of Industry • Shakespearean Times • Tolkien Trail • Walking & Cycling EAT, DRINK, SHOP & MORE Where best to eat, drink, shop and more: • Afternoon Tea • Breweries, Distilleries & Vineyards • Cafés & Bakeries • Entertainment & Sports Venues • Farm Shops & Delis • Pubs, Bars & Country Inns • Restaurants • Shops & Shopping APP FEATURE: TECHNICAL • One-click website LINKS. • One-click PHONE CALLS (on phones). • NAVIGATE quickly using the app's global search; internal hyperlinks, and its many images. • LOCATION info (using your device's GPS). • Detailed MAPS and the ability to ADD YOUR OWN markers. • Save and share FAVOURITES. • Easily CONTACT the author. ––– CREDITS • AUTHOR: Alison Plummer is a travel/lifestyle writer, author and destination specialist with a passion for the environment, food and wine and a love of both beautiful countryside and the buzz of city life. She divides her time between the UK and Australia. • ICON: Ian Livesey@flickr –– REVIEWS & RATINGS Reviews and ratings are like gold dust to small developers like us, if you like the app please go back into the app store, find it and leave a review or just a rating. It really helps us. Thanks.