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There’s more than enough going on in Birmingham, England’s largest city outside London, to keep you entertained for days. But when you hire a car in Birmingham, there are many more treats on offer than even Cadbury World can provide.
Within the city you can use your car to nip between Birmingham's picturesque canals, waterside attractions, outstanding museums and galleries, not to mention pulling up in the Balti Triangle to sample the aromatic cuisine of the region’s finest Indian restaurants. Or there’s the legacies of the city's industrial heritage, that include its Jewellery Quarter, Cadbury manufacturing plant and the former custard factory that now houses a cutting-edge creative scene.
Birmingham may have begun life as a medieval market town but it was transformed during the Industrial Revolution into a global hub of science, culture and manufacturing. Today it is being reborn at an almost breathless pace, thanks to regeneration projects. All around there are stunning buildings to admire and amenities to take advantage of, such as its state-of-the-art library, a dazzling shopping centre perched above the revitalised New Street Station and the many beautifully restored Victorian buildings.
Shopping is a joy here, with big names like Selfridges in the centre and a much more eclectic mix in areas like Harborne that are packed full of independent stores and boutique shops.
Sports fans are not short-changed either. Football action can be caught at the stadiums of West Bromwich Albion, based in nearby Sandwell, Birmingham FC or Aston Villa. For cricket enthusiasts there’s Edgbaston and two major championship golf courses lie on the city's outskirts.
For all the attractions of the city itself, however, arranging your car rental in Birmingham places many more delights within easy reach.
Whether you are flying in to Birmingham Airport, or looking to explore the surrounds of the city, arrange your car hire in Birmingham online via Expedia. By booking in advance you can simply pick your car up and start exploring.
Thanks to our vast network of car hire providers we can arrange for your car to be available to collect from a convenient place, either from Birmingham Airport or from a number of locations across the city.
We bring you all the latest deals and a great choice of cars when you book your car hire in Birmingham. Simply plug in the dates you require, choose a convenient location and you can compare the prices on the cars available. With everything from an economical mini-class car to a spacious SUV, there’s sure to be the perfect car for your trip.
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield lies about seven miles northeast of Birmingham’s city centre. Within this affluent area you can visit Sutton Park, one of the largest urban parks in England. Protected as a national nature reserve, the contrast between the buzzing city and the tranquil park couldn’t be stronger.
It is possible to enjoy Birmingham’s canals from the centre itself, but for those looking to experience their full glory, head out toward Smethwick. Here the magnificent Galton Valley and Galton Bridge were created by cuttings dug to minimise the number of locks boats had to use. The bridge was the longest single-span iron bridge in the world at the time of its construction in the early 19th century. Today the bridge and valley offer a picturesque spot and boat trips on the canal can be arranged.
Slightly further from Birmingham, but still within easy driving distance, you can reach the dreaming spires of Oxford in an hour and a half, or take a trip to the Cotswolds in just over an hour. Both of these places offer you the chance to step back in time and enjoy a statelier pace of life than the sheer energy of Birmingham allows.
If you really want to get away from it all, however, you can travel an hour and a half north and find yourself amid the brooding intensity of the Peak District. Britain’s first national park was created in 1951 from the hills and dales of the Peak District. Here you can explore the high moorland tops of Dark Peak, which are the windswept and mist-shrouded favourites of hikers. Further south the southern limestone hills of the White Peak have been eroded into deep forested dales and complexes of intriguing caves.
In just two hours’ driving time you could be crossing into Wales and rocking up amid the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia. The mountains and glacial landforms here offer dramatic views all the way across the sea to Ireland, and there are many bracing walks over an extensive network of trails to enjoy.
Dreaming spires, historic canals, brooding peaks or expansive parkland: where will you go when you rent a car in Birmingham?
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