Celebrating its 50th anniversary as an official university in 2016, Aston University is ranked highly among UK higher education institutions, and was originally founded as the Birmingham Municipal Technical School in 1895. It's close to plenty of affordable and deluxe hotels, and has excellent transport links to the rest of Birmingham and the West Midlands by road and rail.
Whether you're considering studying at Aston University or have friends and family who are already students here, you can explore the campus during one of the university's scheduled open days or by booking an appointment. Alternatively, you can go on a self-guided campus tour and receive a detailed city tour leaflet, which offers plenty of information on what to see and do in Birmingham. You can find a good range of hotels nearby catering to different budgets, many of which will provide WiFi access and delicious breakfasts to keep you energised for the day.
Attractions Near Aston University
Even if you're only staying in a Birmingham hotel for a short while, there's no shortage of thriving visitor attractions in England's second city. If you're fascinated by everything to do with science and technology, then don't exclude a visit to the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum. Opening its doors in 2001, it has an enormous collection of scientific and industrial artefacts illustrating local history, including the last surviving Birmingham tram, the Birmingham Corporation Tramways tram 395. The city is also famed for its Repertory Theatre, which celebrated its centenary in 2013 and holds many exciting shows throughout the year.
A Great Selection of Birmingham Business Hotels Nearby
If you're visiting Aston University for business, you may be looking for a more business-themed hotel that's equipped with conference facilities and high-speed WiFi access. One of the most popular business-friendly hotels in the city is the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, a sophisticated four star venue housed in a charming Victorian building and is well within reach of dozens of stylish restaurants and lively nightlife venues. For more affordable accommodation in the city centre, you could also consider the three star Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Snow Hill, which also has meeting rooms and free WiFi.