Wood Ln, Earlswood, Solihull B94 5JH, UK
About Earlswood Lakes
Earlswood Lakes, a series of canal reservoirs, created in the Imperial period to serve the Stratford upon Avon canal. A pumping station survives, but the engine has been removed from the building. They still supply the canal, and also provide leisure facilities, including sailing, fishing and walking. The northern banks of the lakes form the county boundary with the West Midlands.
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Umberslade Estate is a 17th-century mansion converted into residential apartments situated in Nuthurst near Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire. It is a Grade II* listed building. The old manor house was replaced between 1695 and 1700 when Smith of Warwick built the new mansion for Andrew Archer, Member of Parliament for Warwickshire. The estate passed to his son Andrew Archer, 2nd Baron Archer, after whose death in 1778 it was ultimately settled on his daughter Sarah, Countess of Plymouth.
The Transport Museum, Wythall is a transport museum just outside Birmingham, at Chapel Lane, Wythall, Worcestershire, England. The museum has three halls, presenting a significant collection of preserved buses and coaches, including Midland Red and Birmingham City Transport vehicles, a collection of battery electric vehicles such as milk floats, and a Tilling-Stevens petrol-electric bus.
Packwood House is a timber-framed Tudor manor house in Packwood on the Solihull border near Lapworth, Warwickshire. Owned by the National Trust since 1941, the house is a Grade I listed building. It has a wealth of tapestries and fine furniture, and is known for the garden of yews.
Malvern and Brueton Park is a town park and local nature reserve in Solihull in the West Midlands. The park is formed from a comparatively narrow strip of land, with the length being approximately ten times the average width, but it is looped forming a roughly U-shaped layout. The parks cover an area of approximately 130 acres. There is a large water feature, Brueton Park Lake, which runs through the southern end of the park, and is formed by the damming of a local watercourse, the River Bly
Sarehole Mill is a Grade II listed water mill, in an area once called Sarehole, on the River Cole in Hall Green, Birmingham. It showcases the fascinating history of the Sarehole Mill where you can see the 18th-century splendour that influenced famed writer J.R.R. Tolkien. The Sarehole Mill also has connections with English manufacturer Matthew Boulton, who leased the mill between 1756 and 1761, using it to produce sheet metal used for button manufacturing.
Moseley Bog was the childhood playground of The Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien, who lived nearby. It is made up of both wet and dry woodland together with patches of fen vegetation which has developed on the site of an old millpond. It's home to a wide range of animals, plants and insects, though the gnarled old trees and bluebell displays tend to stand out more than anything else.
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Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon and Victorian novelist George Eliot, at Nuneaton. It is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists to explore both medieval and more recent history.