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Sutton Park

Visit one of Europe’s largest urban parks for sports and recreational activities, wildlife spotting and fishing, and Roman archaeological sites.

Sutton Park is one of the biggest urban green spaces in Europe. The park is situated north of Birmingham city center and is spread across 2,200 acres (900 hectares). Here, you can see medieval fishponds, visit archaeological sites dating to the Roman era and explore walking trails. The park can trace its history to around A.D. 80 and today attracts more than 2 million visitors a year.

Sporting activities abound in the park. Golfers will enjoy playing a round at the two golf courses. Watch model aircraft at the Flying Field close to Boldmere Gate. Younger visitors will appreciate the children’s playgrounds and pony rides.

The park has seven man-made lakes. Powell’s Pool is the largest and was built in 1730. Keep an eye out for water birds, including grebe, ducks and coots. Fishing is allowed on some of the pools, but you’ll need to purchase a license from the Visitor Centre and bring your own gear.

Follow designated walking trails to spot oak woodlands and grazing cattle. Download a map from Sutton Park’s official website or stop by the Visitor Centre for more details.

The Visitor Centre also has information on the history of the park. Use the leaflets provided to learn about the various archaeological sites around the park, including a preserved stretch of a Roman road built in the first century.

Bring a picnic and sit by the ponds or in the park’s gardens. Alternatively, buy food from one of the restaurants.

Sutton Park is situated in Sutton Coldfield, a 20-minute drive from Birmingham’s city center. Parking is free, except on Sundays and public holidays during the summer months. The nearest train station is Sutton Coldfield, which is a five-minute walk from the park’s Town Gate entrance.

The park is open every day of the year.


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The Royal Hotel Sutton
The Royal Hotel Sutton

The Royal Hotel Sutton

High Street, Sutton Coldfield, England
     
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Situated in Sutton Coldfield, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Sutton Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of StarCity and Aston Wood Golf Club. Ash End House Children's Farm and Belfry Golf Club are also within 6 mi (10 km). Sutton Coldfield Station is only a 3-minute walk and Sutton Coldfield Four Oaks Station is 20 minutes.

    Birmingham North Moor Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection $85
    Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019
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    Birmingham North Moor Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection

    Birmingham North Moor Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection

    Moor Hall Drive, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, England
       
      4.1 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Friendly staff, basic room was clean and comfortable. Wonderful views over the golf course.

      New Hall Hotel & Spa $101
      Reviewed on May 18, 2019
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      New Hall Hotel & Spa

      New Hall Hotel & Spa

      Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield, England
         
        4.5 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Nice facilities, beautiful buildings and grounds are amazing! A hidden gem.

        Ur City Pad - Four Oaks House - Luxury 3 Bedroom House
        Reviewed on May 28, 2018
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        Ur City Pad - Four Oaks House - Luxury 3 Bedroom House

        Ur City Pad - Four Oaks House - Luxury 3 Bedroom House

        Birmingham, England
           
          4.0 of 5
          0.0 out of 5.0

          Lovely location and not far from attractions and city. House was kept clean and had basic kitchen items for cooking

          Clover Spa and Hotel $80
          Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019
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          Clover Spa and Hotel

          Clover Spa and Hotel

          759 Chester Road, Birmingham, England
             
            4.7 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Have stayed here a few times now, lovely staff, comfortable rooms, great facilities, great food, looking forward to our next visit.

            Ramada Birmingham Sutton Coldfield $69
            Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
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            Ramada Birmingham Sutton Coldfield

            Ramada Birmingham Sutton Coldfield

            Penns Lane Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, England
               
              3.1 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0

              The pool area was great and the staff were very friendly and accommodating.

              Sutton Guest House $57
              Reviewed on May 13, 2019
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              Sutton Guest House

              Sutton Guest House

              85 Sutton Road, Birmingham, England
                 
                4.8 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0

                All excellent and positive as expected. Good neighborhood.

                16 Century Old School House , one of the Oldest Properties in Little Aston
                16 Century Old School House , one of the Oldest Properties in Little Aston

                16 Century Old School House , one of the Oldest Properties in Little Aston

                Little Aston, England
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Sutton Coldfield, this vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Aston Wood Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sutton Park and Walsall Arboretum. Drayton Manor Theme Park and StarCity are also within 9 mi (15 km). Sutton Coldfield Blake Street Station is 18 minutes by foot and Sutton Coldfield Butlers Lane Station is 28 minutes.