What to do in Birmingham

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Birmingham Attractions

If trades excite you, no doubt you've heard of Great Britain's Birmingham, the Workshop of the World. If you're thinking about making a trip to the Second City, Expedia is your free travel guide with plenty of resources on attractions in Birmingham. Affectionately known as Brum to local residents, you'll want to make a stop at all of the must see places when on your Birmingham excursions. Looking for things to do in Birmingham? Look to Expedia.com to take Birmingham tours and find Birmingham activities.

Birmingham is bursting with flavor, with pubs, clubs, and wine bars interspersed among the giants of industry. For the chocolate lover, Cadbury World is one of the top tourist destinations. Need a walk down Memory Lane? The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery will give you plenty of food for thought. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Birmingham Nature Centre are perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Pop over to Blakesley Hall to see Tudor architecture and one of the oldest buildings still standing in the city. If your lie in all things spiritual, the Birmingham Oratory had best be on your list as you take out your map of the city.

Looking for more spots to fill your itinerary? Say no more. Expedia is only the click of a button away with suggestions for Birmingham attractions. Do you like all things that glitter? You'll want to venture into the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. The Sarehole Mill is a historic site. Once a water mill, it has been converted into a museum. The Clent Hills will provide you with an excellent walking tour where you can see standing stones that call to mind the famed Stonehenge.

See as much as you can and be prepared to come back for more in Birmingham before your expand your travels to other favorites in Great Britain. The British Isles await you and Expedia.com is a great travel coordinator. Find the deals for your flight and discounts on rooms as well. Make all of your travel plans with ease and get ready to pack in as much fun as you can.

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What to do in Birmingham

Free Things to Do in Birmingham

A vacation in Birmingham need not break the bank. You won't have to spend a penny if you go to:

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - Old or young, this place will pique your imagination and capture your mind.

Rhinestone Rhino - Spend a bit of time here and enjoy an insight into the cultural and artistic side of the area.

Woodgate Valley Country Park - Let the kids play or release your own inner child — this attraction was made for fun.

Spirit of Enterprise - Architecture connoisseur or not, you're certain to be wowed by this landmark's modern-day design.

Rotunda - If you're fascinated by history and heritage, this is one stop you really shouldn't miss.

Chinese Quarter - This is a thriving area where you can soak up the ambiance and join in on the local way of life.

Moor Street Railway Station - Well known among those who reside here, this site is worth checking out.

St Martins in the Bull Ring - Take some time for a bit of meditation or prayer at this peaceful spiritual site.

Peace Gardens - Grab your picnic blanket, throw together a quick snack and find a comfortable spot to be at one with nature.

Things to Do in Birmingham with Kids

There are plenty of sensational experiences in Birmingham that the entire gang will love. These are some of the top family friendly experiences around.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Birmingham on a sunny day?
What to do in Birmingham on a rainy day?
What is Birmingham famous for?
Bullring Shopping Centre and International Convention Centre should be at the top of your sightseeing list in Birmingham.
What should I not miss in Birmingham?
If you’d like to see the best of this place, add these sights to your itinerary:

  • National Exhibition Centre
  • Arena Birmingham
  • The Mailbox
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Are there cheap things to do in Birmingham?
What can you do in Birmingham for free?
You could leave your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these terrific attractions will cost you nothing:

  • Bullring Shopping Centre
  • The Mailbox
  • Victoria Square
  • Cannon Hill Park

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