Cheap Birmingham Hotels
What to see by car: Birmingham
Birmingham is the perfect central base to tour from, with many historic and
beautiful sites easily accessible from the city, by car, train or bus.
For chocaholics, Cadbury World is a must visit! Here you can learn about the
history of chocolate and how it's made, as well as taste samples. A great outing
for all ages! If you've eaten enough chocolate, visit nearby Bournville village.
It boasts one of the world's first garden suburbs built by the Cadbury brothers
to house their workers, at the beginning of the 20th century. A quaint half-timbered
house nearby, Selly Manor, has a beautiful Elizabethan herb garden.
For a family outing, don't miss the National Sea Life Centre, Britain's first
and largest inland sea life centre. It boasts the world's first completely transparent
underwater tunnel, allowing visitors to be literally suspended in water, surrounded
by sharks, stingrays and other marine life.
Birmingham lies in the heart of the coal and iron industry and the Black Country
Museum in Dudley illustrates the history of the industry by recreating a mining
village, where you can see for yourself the conditions the miners worked in.
There are also amazing limestone caverns nearby that can be accessed by a boat
ride down the Dudley Canal Tunnel.
Cannon Hill Park provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city
and is known as Birmingham's 'greenest space'. Although the city boasts over
200 parks, Cannon Hill Park is the most attractive, located on the south side
of the city. Here you can relax by boating on the lake, watch people play tennis
or lawn bowling. At the Nature Centre, you can check out the underwater observation
deck. For more outdoor appeal, visit the Sutton Park National Nature Reserve
in Sutton Coldfield, which boasts 2,400 acres of woodlands, heaths, and wetlands.
A must visit for any JRR Tolkein fan is the Sarehole Mill, 4 miles southeast
of the city centre. This 18th century corn mill is opposite the house where
the author lived as a young boy and is said to be the inspiration for Hobbiton
in The Hobbit, as well as the mill in The Lord of the Rings.
The rural communities and villages outside of Birmingham are also well worth
a visit. West Bromwich, 5 miles from Birmingham, is the largest town in this
area is its claim to fame is its mention in the Doomsday Book of 1086. Rowley
Regis, 6 miles from Birmingham, is an old Roman settlement and quarry.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Quality Hotel Birmingham North
City Inn Birmingham (Room Only)
Radisson SAS Birmingham
Macdonald Burlington Hotel
Ramada Birmingham City Centre
Comfort Inn Birmingham
The Plough and Harrow Hotel
Copthorne Hotel Birmingham
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Novotel Birmingham Centre
Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC and 15 days parking
Holiday Inn Birmingham M6, Junction 7
De Vere Belfry
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Crowne Plaza Birmingham
Quality Hotel Birmingham
Comfort Inn, Norfolk, Birmingham
Express by Holiday Inn Birmingham Oldbury
Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC
City Inn Birmingham
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