English Tourism Week 2024: 8 historic market towns to explore near Birmingham, including Bewdley & Stratford

These historic and beautiful Market Towns are all within easy reach of Birmingham

West Midlands is steeped in history and natural beauty, and there are many towns and villages that have preserved these aspects for future generations.

One of the best things about older times were open air markets - which are sadly becoming a thing of the past. However, these historic Market Towns can give you a glimpse of the past because of how well they are preserved. Most residents embrace the historical significance of the town they live in and have tried to keep it alive.

For English Tourism Week, which will take place between 15-24 March 2024, you can turn into a tourist and discover something new in the West Midlands. These historic and beautiful Market Towns are all less than and a 90 minutes drive from Birmingham and accessible by public transport.

If you are looking for a place to explore, here are nine historic Market Towns near Birmingham: