Wednesday, May 22, 2024

A Long Weekend In Birmingham (2022)

The second largest city in the UK, Birmingham is also officially the youngest city in Europe with 40% of the population being under the age of 25. Packed with a wealth of history, arts and culture, and with more canals than Venice, the vibrant city is a great destination for a weekend break.

Where To Stay

Birmingham has everything from luxury hotels and boutique B&Bs to serviced apartments and campgrounds. Whatever your budget or accommodation style, you’ll be spoiled for

Our Top Picks

Hotel in Birmingham

The Grand Hotel.
Located on Colmore Row in the centre of Birmingham, The Grand Hotel originally opened in 1879, has recently been re-opened after a £50 million restoration project. With 185 rooms, the hotel has welcomed royalty and rock stars over the years, you can also wine and dine at their in-house bars and restaurant.

B&B in Birmingham

The High Field, Edgbaston.
An elegant boutique guest house, located just 5 minutes from Birmingham city centre in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston. Choose from 12 individually-designed en-suite rooms with full air-conditioning.

Campgrounds near Birmingham

Somers Wood Caravan Park.
What’s unique about Somers Wood Caravan Park is not only is it located only 3 miles from Birmingham NEC, but it is an adult-only touring park. Set in a picturesque mature woodland, the park offers spacious pitches, complete with electric hookups and grass areas alongside. It is an ideal location for those visiting for shows, exhibitions and conferences at the NEC.

Where To Eat

You’ll be spoilt for choice when choosing where to eat in Birmingham, with everything from our world famous Balti Triangle, to street dining, farmers markets to Michelin stars and stylish boutiques to cafes and afternoon teas. You’ll be able to find somewhere to suit every mood and occasion!

Birmingham also has some of the best pubs and bars in the country, so if a drink is what you’re after you won’t be looking for long.

A great choice for both food and drink is The Canal House, located in the heart of the city. The Canal House is a Georgian legacy of process. A stopping place. Somewhere to meet, eat, drink and breathe with extraordinary views of the canal basin from a large outdoor terrace. It is a space for making time and exploring possibilities. It also won Best Pub/Bar in the Midlands in 2019, awarded by The National Pub & Bar Awards – so you know you’re in good hands.

What To Do

Whether you’re visiting Birmingham for work or play, with friends, family or solo, there is an abundance of things to keep you entertained. From the Cadbury factory and museums to cooking classes and walks in tree lined parks there is something for everyone. Renowned for its competitive sport, you’ll find first class sporting venues, or if relaxing is more your style, treat yourself to a night at the theatre followed by a spa break the next day.

How To Travel

You can travel to Birmingham by air, train, road or even canals. With Birmingham International Airport less than 15 miles from the city centre, and train links from across the UK it’s never been easier to travel to Birmingham. Also famous for spaghetti junction, Birmingham has several major motorways connecting it to towns and cities across England.

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