Popular university cities in the Midlands you’ll often find multiple universities located within the same city which can make life a little bit easier when deciding to study in the Midlands region.

There are several Universities in the large city of Birmingham, these include the University of Birmingham (87th in the World, QS 2021), Birmingham City University, and Aston University (triple crown accredited Business school). Next, on to Leicester, where you’ll find De Montford University, the University of Leicester (166 on the Times World rankings, 2021). Another popular University city is Nottingham which hosts Nottingham Trent University and the Russell group University of Nottingham. Located between Leicester and Nottingham is the world famous Loughborough University which has UK Top 10 recognition across all 3 major ranking guides, 2021. Lastly, in the city of Coventry you’ll find to very popular institutions in Coventry University (located the city centre) and Warwick University (located just on the outskirts).

Attractions in the Midlands

Shakespeare’s House and Gardens

Located in Stratford-upon-Avon, there are 5 Tudor houses and gardens linked to William Shakespeare, each telling a different story, the site can be explored in a day.

Cadbury World

This chocolate lovers experience will show you how the confectionery is made, let you play in chocolate rain and make your own warm chocolate drink! A 20-minute train ride from Birmingham city centre, this fun packed activity is a great day out with a group of friends.

Warwick Castle

A medieval castle originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The Castle takes you back in time through interactive experiences and performances, while the beauty of Warwick Castle speaks for itself. The interactive experience takes you on a walk through narrow passageways and dungeon rooms, just make sure you’re feeling brave enough!

Peak District National Park

Much of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, which makes Buxton an ideal launching point to access some of the parks nature trails and estates.

British Motor Museum

The largest collection of historic British cars in the World with over 300 classic cars on display. There are dedicated zones on Motorsport, Design & Concepts, Jaguar, Land Rover and film cars. The museum shows you how British cars were made and where the industry is heading in the future.


The city has one of the youngest populations in Europe, Birmingham is a creative and dynamic city. With an impressive arts scene, Birmingham boasts inspirational organisations and venues varied in culture. It’s a key destination for world-class sporting events and is well-known as a foodie haven.


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