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All motorways leading North and South pass through the Midlands and 98% of the UK population is within a four-hour drive.
Althorpe House, historic seat of the Spencer family and the final resting place of the late Diana, Princess of Wales opens in Northamptonshire each year.
Among the many world class sporting events held in The British Midlands are the Ryder Cup at The Belfry, The Davis Cup at the 13,000 seat National Indoor Arena, test match cricket at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge, and premiership soccer across the region.
Birmingham is home to the Royal Ballet, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the world's finest collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
Nottingham has more sports facilities per head than anywhere else in Europe.
Nottingham is the fabled home of Robin Hood, with theatrical jousting performances in the grounds of Nottingham Castle every October and the UK's largest and oldest travelling fair, the Nottingham Goose Fair.
Shakespeare was born here. His home town of Stratford upon Avon and the internationally renowned Royal Shakespeare Theatre attract visitors from all over the world.
The Cotswolds, the Peak District National Park and Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest are all treasures of The Midlands waiting to be discovered.
The Midlands has the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont and the National Ice Centre in Nottingham.
Warwick Castle with its sumptuous state rooms, evocative Kingmaker display and spine-chilling dungeons.