One of Birmingham's most majestic historic landmarks, Aston Hall is a remarkable Jacobean house that is around four centuries old. In fact it's one of the oldest houses in the city, although it was largely surrounded by countryside until the rapid growth of Birmingham during the Industrial Revolution. Today, it's close to many affordable and luxury hotels in the centre of the city and its leafy suburbs.
A History Of Aston Hall
The hall was designed by the prominent English architect John Thorpe, who designed many other famous landmarks across the country, including the impressive mansion of Charlton House in London. Although it suffered damage during the English Civil War, much of the original building still survives, and the site is now an important community museum with various textiles artefacts and paintings. Despite its proximity to the city centre, Aston Hall has a surprisingly rural feel, and overlooks delightful landscaped gardens that are idyllic for a slow summer stroll before you return to your hotel
Plenty Of Fantastic Accommodation Nearby
A short distance from Aston Hall is the immaculate four star Radisson Blue Hotel, which provides spacious rooms, a superb breakfast buffet, excellent city views, and many other luxury facilities. Meanwhile, if you're in search of affordable accommodation nearby, you could book a stay at the Hotel Campanile Birmingham, which provides WiFi access in all public areas and rooms, and free parking. If you're looking for business-friendly accommodation, the city also has a wide selection of conference hotels with deluxe business amenities, spacious conference suites, and high-speed internet access
Other Places To Visit In Birmingham
Visit the Barber Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Birmingham and admire its beautifully preserved artworks that date as far back as the 13th Century. The city is also home to the enormous Bullring shopping complex, the Pen Museum showcasing the history of the local pen industry, and the acclaimed Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. If you're keen to see a world-class music performance, book tickets to the Symphony Hall, which hosts everything from international rock and pop to jazz. It's only a four-mile drive from Aston Hall, and just minutes from several city centre hotels.