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What to see in Birmingham

Birmingham Attractions


Idiosyncratic in its language and Kashmiri cuisine, Birmingham offers something new to travellers in England. From pubs and canals to shopping and curry, the Brummies impart an impressive spread. A student town atmosphere coupled with big city features and sightseeing attractions ensures a holiday in Birmingham makes for a rewarding UK travel experience.

A rich bounty of cuisine and culture make up the world-renowned Balti Triangle, and the curvaceous Selfridges store with its mottled futuristic 'skin' is not to be missed at the Bull Ring centre, a commercial hub that has been in use since the Middle Ages. For a breath of fresh air, head to one of Birmingham's five Green Flag-status parks, and enjoy the shade of the city's dense oak tree cover. For those travelling to Birmingham with kids, the Cadbury's factory will delight children and cocoa lovers alike, and the Drayton Manor Theme Park will be fun for the whole family. A host of excellent art galleries and museums promise to entertain culture vultures: the RAF Museum is interesting for history fans; the small but fascinating Museum of the Jewellery Quarter showcases a different side of the city; and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery boasts one of the best Pre-Raphaelite collections in the world.


Alton Towers

Alton Towers is the UK's premier theme park aimed at the thrill-seeking and young-at-heart, and can be a welcome excursion…

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Balti Triangle

Any visit to Birmingham is not complete without visiting the city's 'curry capital' and sampling its unique Balti fare.…

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Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Praised by The Observer as 'one of the finest small art galleries in Europe', the vivid red walls of the enchanting…

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Boasting part of the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings in the world, the breathtaking works…

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Drayton Manor Theme Park

A short drive from Birmingham's city centre, the Drayton Manor Theme Park offers an exhilarating alternative to shopping…

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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Take a journey back in time at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Housed in an original jewellery-making factory dating…

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Selfridges Store

A Birmingham landmark, the Selfridges store at the Bull Ring Market boasts a stylish design, proving that contemporary…

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