West Midlands Off The Beaten Path

  • The Crooked House
    The Crooked House
    by Jannice48
  • Parks
    by kayleigh06
  • Cannon Hill Park - Birmingham
    Cannon Hill Park - Birmingham
    by TracyG

West Midlands Off The Beaten Path

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    Birmingham Off The Beaten Path

    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 makes the more inaccessible or less well-served-by-public-transport places easily reached. The immediate vicinity is rich in English history -...

  • Parks

    Birmingham Off The Beaten Path

    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 collection of pools, flowers, trees and wildlife. also has tea rooms and the midlands art centre.

  • Canals

    Birmingham Off The Beaten Path

    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 experiences to go to the Gas St. Basin/Brindley Place. All the canals which transported goods at the birth of the Industrial Revolution from...

  • Brindley Place

    Birmingham Off The Beaten Path

    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 Birmingham can be a good area to come to especially if you have children.

  • Museums & Galleries

    Birmingham Off The Beaten Path

    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 Edward's School, two minutes walk from the car park. By Bus: Nos 61, 62 and 63 leave the city centre (Corporation Street or Navigation St). The bus stops...

  • Jewellery Quarter

    Birmingham Off The Beaten Path

    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 producing quality pens in the Jewellery quarter of Birmingham, employing people (mainly women) in their thousands. Pretty much all of this has now...


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