This map of central England shows the locations of bunkhouses, camping barns and hostels in ideal locations across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the Midlands. And in the cities of Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham. It also covers the areas of the Cotswolds, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire where hostels and bunkhouses are rare.
This area of central England has been chosen by the Independent Hostel Guide to display the bunkhouses, camping barns and hostels in Shropshire, Herefordshire and central England. The region covers an area of approximately 100 miles radius centred on Birmingham. Prime holiday areas include Shropshire, Herefordshire the Cotswolds and the Peak District. This region extends to Cambridgeshire in the East and Shropshire in the West, as far as Bristol in the South and Manchester in the North. There are approximately 50 self catering bunkhouses and hostels in central England. Central England has a plethora of places to visit from well-known resorts such as Alton Towers, Warwick Castle and Birmingham Sealife Centre to the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Stratford upon Avon and stunning landscape features such as Wenlock Edge, The Long Mynd and the Wrekin. The area has a plethora of great walk routes including the Thames Path, The Cotswold Way and the Ridgeway in the south to Offa’s Dyke in the Welsh Marches. Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, Nottingham, Bath and Bristol are great to visit for their shopping, events and history. Visitors to Nottingham can find out more about Robin Hood, the city’s historic public houses or the cave system that runs under Nottingham Castle. Visitors to Bristol can soak up the folk music scene, or find out more about Victorian Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel who designed the SS Great Britain and The Clifton Suspension Bridge. Birmingham is famous for its shopping, Cadbury world and Victorian City layout it also hosts many great sporting events and exhibitions at the NEC. Stoke on Trent is famous for its potteries and the Staffordshire Hoard the UK’s largest hoard of Saxon Gold is hosted at the Potteries Museum.