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Head to the heart of England

Traditionally, Meriden is considered to be the exact mid-point of England. When you visit this quaint medieval village, head to the green where you can see a sandstone cross. This 500-year-old Grade II listed monument is said to mark the exact spot at the centre of the country. As well as its proud history, Meriden is in a convenient spot between Coventry and Birmingham, close to Birmingham Airport and the NEC.

Visit the National Motorcycle Museum

Motorcycles are part of Meriden's history. It was here that Triumph machines were built from 1941 until 1983, when the factory finally closed. You'll find a commemorative plaque where it once stood. Just a couple of miles from the village, the National Motorcycle Museum houses thousands of motorbikes, including several winners of famous races.

Walk along the Heart of England Way

Meriden is popular with walkers tackling the Heart of England Way. This 100-mile long footpath passes through the village on its way through the Staffordshire Heathlands, the Cotswolds and the Forest of Arden. It's a great way to explore the landscape. Planning a trip to Meriden? The Travelodge Birmingham Airport Hotel is just a 10-minute drive away. The Travelodge Birmingham Sheldon Hotel is close to the National Motorcycle Museum.