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With Birmingham to the south and the counties of Staffordshire and Shropshire lying to the north and east respectively, Wolverhampton is a city in the West Midlands region of England. Wolverhampton has two indoor shopping centres, the Mander Centre and the Wulfrun Centre. These, along with the pedestrianised parts of the city offer shoppers a mix of national stores and independent retailers. There is also a busy indoor market which is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday along with a Craft and Farmers Market held on the first Friday of every month on Dudley Street.
Wolverhampton station is today one of the major stations on the West Coast Main Line and has regular rail services to London Euston, Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly, as well as most other major cities in the UK. There are also many local services, including those on the Cambrian Line into Wales, the Walsall to Wolverhampton Line to Walsall, the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury Line to Telford and Shrewsbury; and the Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line to Stafford and Coventry.
The Midland Metro, a light rail system, currently connects Wolverhampton St. George's to Birmingham Snow Hill station via West Bromwich and Wednesbury, mostly following the former Birmingham Snow Hill-Wolverhampton Low Level Line.
Located in the West Midlands region of England, the city of Coventry is the region's second largest city after Birmingham. One of the main visitor attractions in the city is the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum whose permanent gallery spaces include sculpture, Old Masters paintings, art since 1900, local history and natural history. The Coventry Transport Museum is also another major attraction in the city. The Museum is free to enter and contains the largest collection of British-made road vehicles in the world. It also exhibits are the world speed record breaking cars, Thrust2 and ThrustSSC.
Roughly four miles from the city centre is the Lunt Fort which is a reconstructed Roman fort on its original site. Coventry was also one of the main centres of watchmaking during the 18th and 19th centuries and as the industry declined, the skilled workers were key to setting up the cycle trade. A group of local enthusiasts founded a museum in Spon Street.
Coventry is 19 miles from the city of Birmingham, 24 miles from Leicester, 30 miles from Lichfield, 37 miles from Wolverhampton and 43 miles from Worcester.