Recognised as one of the second largest cities in the UK, Birmingham is a bustling hub of canals and culture.

Whether you fancy a stroll along an old waterway or want to soak up the atmosphere in the Jewellery Quarter our short breaks can do just the trick.

There are a number of attractions and highlights to take in during your visit to Birmingham including:

  • The Black Country Living Museum
  • Cadbury World
  • The Custard Factory
  • Aston Hall
  • Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • Birmingham Hippodrome 
  • O2 Academy 

Did you know...

  • Birmingham is home to Spaghetti junction which is a nickname given to the nearby Motorway which accommodates two railway lines, three canals, two rivers and passing interlinking roads to destinations in the UK
  • Birmingham is one of the UK's greenest cities with over 8,000 acres and 600 parks and open spaces which is has been reported to be more than Paris!
  • The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter has the highest concentration of jewellery businesses in Europe with dominating over 40% of Jewellery produced in the UK.
  • Birmingham is famous for its association with the sound of heavy metal and well-known bands including Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Slade, ELO, Napalm Death, Wizzard, and Judas Priest. 
Although Birmingham can be enjoyed throughout the year, visiting during the spring and summer months can be a great way to explore the attractions and scenery.

By Rail/Bus – There are regular National Express coaches operating to and from the city of Birmingham. 

There are regular trains to Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International. 

By Car – Birmingham is linked by the M5, M6, M42 Motorways and can be reached by the A34 and A38. 

By Air - Birmingham has its very own airport called Birmingham International, however if this is not possible there are a number of airports close by to Birmingham including East Midlands, Manchester and London Luton. 

For more information on getting to Birmingham please go to the VisitBirmingham website.