Birmingham Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Birmingham

  • 1. Parks

    Cannon Hill is a reasonably sized park just on the out skirts of the city centre its about 5 to 10 minutes away on the bus ( no 45 or 47 from ouside the palisades shopping centre). it has a large...

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  • 2. Nearby Attractions

    Birmingham is slap bang in the middle of England. With an excellent public transport system, there are literally hundreds of locations within a hour or so of the CBD by train or bus. Hiring a car...

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  • 3. Canals

    Many locals and tourists don't have the Birmingham Canal Network in mind when having a holiday - obviously I wouldn't suggest in Winter, but it is good to take a sideways trip from the city sights and...

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  • 4. Brindley Place

    I always remember coming down to Brindley place when I was younger to go to The National SeaLife Centre which is just next to Brindley Place. Especially in the Summer next to the canal this area of...

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  • 5. Museums & Galleries

    By Car: Take the A38 (Bristol Road), turning onto Edgbaston Park Road. Parking is available in the University's South Car Park, with the Institute situated at the top of the hill opposite King...

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  • 6. Jewellery Quarter

    The advent of such contraptions as the thing I am using now to scrawl this tip led to the death knell of a once proud Brimingham industry. That and the Bic Biro. There was at one time over 100 firms...

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  • 7. Warwick

    Warwick is yet another historic town 40 minutes or so by train out of Birmingham city centre (Snow Hill or Moor St station as opposed to New St). 2009 was the...

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  • 8. Lichfield

    Just 40 minutes by train from Birmingham New Street, the stylish cathedral city of Lichfield is easily reached. The home of Samuel Johnson (the writer/complier...

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  • 9. Henley-in-Arden

    Henley is one of my favourite historic towns near to Birmingham (just 18 miles to the south of the centre and 7 miles north of Stratford). The one mile long...

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  • 10. The electric cimema - no shock there.

    Birmingham is home to the oldest cinema that is still operating in the UK. it occupies quite a narrow site just behind the grimiest exit to New street station....

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  • 11. Shakespeare at Stratford

    Stratford is only about a 30 minute drive from the NEC so an evening at the theatre is not out of the question. The RSC theatre is heavily subsidised so it is...

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  • 12. The Centre of England.

    The village of Meriden lies a few miles to the south of Birmingham airport. It is traditionally seen as the 'Center of England'. (note the name of the village)....

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  • 13. Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

    Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens is a 10 acre walled gardens, restored to their original 18th century look. There is a mixture bertween Historical plants,...

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  • 14. Crummy shopping centre ?

    Do you get your kicks out of looking at decrepid, smelly, concrete shopping centres ?If that is you bag, then make sure you visit the stunningly awful 'Five...

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  • 15. Old Swinford Church (St Mary's)

    The village of Old Swinford lies a few minutes walk from Stourbridge Junction Station. It is essentially one road, but with many fine buildings of a certain...

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  • 16. The Portland Vase

    The Portland Vase is arguably the most famous and certainly the most influential piece of ancient glass in the world (1st century Roman) . Its' blue and white...

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  • 17. The Labour in Vain - PC incorrect

    Just by Stourbridge Junction station (if you happen to be passing that way) on Redhill Avenue lies two pubs.My apologies to VT member TimLloydlangston who has...

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  • 18. One for the trainspotters

    The town of Stourbridge is well connected to Birmingham, but to get to it by train you have to alight at Storbridge Junction and travel the one stop to...

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  • 19. Visit the Chocolate village.

    If you are visting Cadbury World, or even if your not, then a wander around Bourneville( a name known all around the world from the chocolate bar named after...

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  • 20. Cadbury World - A chocolate experience

    Cadbury World offers plenty for both kids and chocolate-loving adults alike. There are rides, a factory tour, chocolate-making demonstrations and lots of the...

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  • 21. A Quarter of the planet has been through here..

    It's estimated that in the 30-odd years since Spaghetti Junction, Britains largest motorway interchange some 1.25 Billion vehicles have been through it. The...

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  • 22. We Will find the ring Frodo....

    If Birmingham had one the contest to become a European City of Culture then two buildings just off the Hagley Road could have been developed to become a "Must...

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  • 23. The Custard Factory

    Previously the home of Birds Custard, this is one of the hippest places to work in Birmingham (I should know, I work there). Other than that though, it has some...

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  • 24. St. Paul's Square is a...

    St. Paul's Square is a beautiful Georgian square in the centre of Birmingham. It isn't easy to find, but well worth the effort. There are some great bars and...

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  • 25. Highbury Hall, 4 Yew Tree...

    Highbury Hall, 4 Yew Tree Road, Moseley, BirminghamThis was the home of Joseph Chamberlain and is an absolutely beautiful example of Victorian Gothic...

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