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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 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 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.

Things to Do in Birmingham with Kids

There are loads of outstanding experiences in Birmingham that the whole gang will get a buzz out of. Here are some of the most popular family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Birmingham

Sightseeing on a budget in Birmingham? Spend time instead of money on fantastic experiences.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - Packed with interesting objects and exhibits, this gallery is a paradise for inquisitive minds.

Rhinestone Rhino - This is a wonderful place to get your culture hit and gain an insight into the buzzing local arts scene.

Woodgate Valley Country Park - If you want to increase the fun factor during your getaway, this is the place to do it.

Spirit of Enterprise - This modern-style local landmark is an unique backdrop for some selfies.

Rotunda - Pay a visit to this historic landmark and experience a slice of the area's cultural heritage.

Chinese Quarter - Roam the sidewalks and immerse yourself in the ambiance of this buzzing area.

Moor Street Railway Station - Stop here and learn about the significance of this place to the community.

St Martins in the Bull Ring - Whatever your religious leanings, this site will inspire a sense of reverence.

Peace Gardens - Prepare a picnic and enjoy a walk around the trees and shrubs.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Birmingham

Birmingham City Centre

The fantastic nightlife and popular shops are just a few highlights of Birmingham City Centre. Make a stop by Bullring Shopping Centre or The Mailbox while you're exploring the area.


Jewellery Quarter

This historic district of Birmingham is well-known for its jewelry shops and factories, museums and galleries, music venues and restaurants.


The Westside

The fantastic nightlife and popular shops are just a few highlights of The Westside. Make a stop by Broad Street or Arena Birmingham while you're exploring the area.

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Edgbaston is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Hagley Road and Birmingham Botanical Gardens while you're in town.

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Bordesley is known for its lively bars, and you can plan a trip to Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum and O2 Institute while you're in town.

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Great Barr

Great Barr is well-liked for its restaurants, and you can visit sights like Alexander Stadium and Arena Birmingham if you have time to explore the area.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Birmingham on a rainy day?

If the weather isn't great during your getaway, shake off your raincoat and try these fun indoor activities:

What is Birmingham famous for?

Check out Bullring Shopping Centre and International Convention Centre (ICC) if it's big-name sights you're after.

What should I not miss in Birmingham?

If you'd like to experience the best of this place, fit these attractions into your itinerary:

  • National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
  • Arena Birmingham
  • The Mailbox
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Are there cheap things to do in Birmingham?

If you want to have some fun without draining your piggy bank, browse these thrifty tours and experiences:

What can you do in Birmingham for free?

You'll barely have time to take your wallet out of your pocket with so many free things to do:

  • Bullring Shopping Centre
  • The Mailbox
  • Victoria Square
  • Birmingham Cathedral