The second most popular city in Britain, Birmingham has an outstanding range of brilliant hotels catering for every budget, from deluxe conference hotels to value-for-money bed & breakfasts.
One Of Europe's Greenest Cities
England’s ‘second city’ has a fantastic array of scenic parks to explore, from the vast meadows and woodlands of Sutton Park to the northwest, to the beautifully preserved landscaped gardens of Kings Heath Park further south. Birmingham is also home to the attractive 63-acre Handsworth Park, the contemporary-themed City Centre Park with its special Science Garden, and the much-loved Lickey Hills Country Park, which is also within easy reach of plenty of Birmingham hotels.
Visit The Trendy Jewellery Quarter
Traditionally known for its thriving jewellery businesses, the Jewellery Quarter is one of Birmingham's best-preserved heritage districts, with dozens of listed buildings of historic importance. See the impressive 18th century St. Paul's Church, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists collection, and the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter's local history exhibition.
Overlooked by the iconic Neo-Classical-style Council House and the grand Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square marks the geographical centre of the city and is within walking distance of several hotels such as the elegant four star Macdonald Burlington Hotel. It is centred on The River fountain sculpture, and was redeveloped in the late 20th Century, officially reopened by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1994. Each year, the square celebrates the acclaimed Frankfurt Christmas Market, where you can find a fantastic range of artwork, German food, jewellery, clothing and other hand-crafted souvenir items.
Explore Picturesque Bournville Village
This handsome model village, one of the most desirable places to live in Britain according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, is home to many fine cottages, houses, charming hotels and bed and breakfasts. It was named by the Cadbury family, who worked here from the 19th Century onwards and built their world-renowned chocolate and cocoa factory.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Comprising 15 acres of elegant gardens, this attraction opened in 1832 and is an important educational charity, featuring thousands of plant species and numerous exotic birds.
The Birmingham Bull Ring
One of the leading shopping centres in Britain, the Bull Ring attracts tens of millions of visitors annually, and is also very close to dozens of excellent hotels. The area of Birmingham has been an important trading centre since the 19th Century, and the new Bull Ring comprises 15,500 tonnes of steel, and 15,000 aluminium disks in its Selfridges section.
Just a short drive from Birmingham city centre's hotels, here you can learn about the development of the world's most famous chocolate brand. Opened to the public in 1990, this self-guided attraction welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, and also has a sister park in Dunedin, New Zealand. Explore more than a dozen zones illustrating the history of chocolate, including the special 4D Chocolate Adventure that opened in 2014.
Other Major Attractions in Birmingham
After checking in at your Birmingham hotel, you could also spend some time at the city's superb Museum and Art Gallery, book tickets to the magnificent Symphony Hall, visit the National Sea Life Centre, or head to the outskirts of Birmingham and explore the National Exhibition Centre, Britain's leading trade and consumer exhibition venue.
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