Short Break in Birmingham

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One Night British Inn Stay with Breakfast For 2

  • One night stay - Sunday - Friday
  • Two night stays - 7 days a week (subject to availability)
  • British hotel or Inn
  • Comfortable double or twin room

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About Birmingham

Birmingham is a vibrant and dynamic place that boasts a rich tapestry of history, culture, and modern attractions. This bustling metropolis in the West Midlands offers a plethora of activities for those eager to explore its depths, from its renowned culinary scene to its lush green spaces and historical landmarks.

The city's heart is its Bullring & Grand Central shopping centre, a modern retail hub that stands in stark contrast to the traditional markets that have operated in the area for over 800 years. The Bullring is not only a shopper's paradise but also an architectural landmark, with the futuristic aluminium discs of the Selfridges building drawing the eye of any visitor. For those interested in a more traditional shopping experience, the nearby Jewellery Quarter, with its centuries-old heritage of jewellery making, offers unique pieces and a glimpse into Birmingham's industrial past.

Birmingham is also celebrated for its culinary diversity, boasting an impressive array of dining options. The city is particularly famous for its Balti Triangle, an area known for pioneering the Balti curry, which offers an authentic taste of South Asian cuisine. The Edgbaston area is home to some of the city's more upscale dining experiences, including Michelin-starred restaurants that showcase the best of British and international gastronomy.

For culture enthusiasts, Birmingham does not disappoint. The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is home to an extensive collection, including Pre-Raphaelite paintings and ancient artifacts. The Thinktank, Birmingham's science museum, offers interactive exhibits and an award-winning planetarium, making it a hit with families and science buffs alike. The city's Library of Birmingham is not only the largest public library in Europe but also an architectural marvel, with its modern design and rooftop gardens offering panoramic views of the city.

The area's rich history is encapsulated in landmarks such as the Birmingham Back to Backs, preserved 19th-century houses that offer a glimpse into the lives of the working class during the Industrial Revolution. Aston Hall, a magnificent 17th-century mansion, provides insight into Birmingham's aristocratic past, with beautifully restored rooms and picturesque gardens.

Birmingham's canals, once the lifeblood of its industrial might, have been transformed into vibrant leisure and entertainment districts. A walk along the canal paths reveals a different side of the city, with waterside cafes, bars, and restaurants providing a picturesque setting for relaxation and socialising. The Gas Street Basin is a particularly popular spot, offering a mix of historical and contemporary attractions.

For those seeking green spaces, Birmingham does not disappoint. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offer a tranquil escape with its beautiful landscapes and exotic plants, while Cannon Hill Park, with its boating lake and mini-golf course, is perfect for a family day out. The Lickey Hills Country Park, just a short drive from the city centre, offers stunning views and numerous walking trails, making it a favourite for nature lovers.

The city's thriving music and nightlife scene reflects its diverse and youthful population. From the legendary Symphony Hall, which hosts world-class concerts and performances, to the smaller venues in the Digbeth area, there's always live music to be enjoyed. Digbeth is also the heart of Birmingham's creative and alternative scene, with street art, independent shops, and quirky bars.

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