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City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"With great views from the top of the bus strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary this City Sightseeing tour is the best way to see the sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon.You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 14 stops and the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes. T Anne Hathaways Cottage Mary Arden's House New Place Nash's House and Hall's Croft. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre where the Bard's plays are performed for the majority of the year. The Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried
From GBP14.00
 
Warwick Castle: Admission Ticket
"Full to the turrets with dazzling shows and attractions spell-binding story-telling and fun experiences all year-round Warwick Castle is a fun action-packed and unforgettable day out for everyone!Watch the spectacular Flight of the Eagles Show (twice daily show) featuring Eagles Buzzards and Vultures and look out for Rosie the UK’s one and only free-flying Andean Condor which is the largest bird of prey in the world! With a wingspan of over 10ft you will be in awe as you see her take to the skies. A day at Warwick Castle is jam-packed with exhilarating daily shows
From GBP24.00
 
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Oxford Stratford the Cotswolds and Warwick Castle"Walking tour of Oxford follow the footsteps of Oxford's most revered students from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton as you wander the fairytale cobbled lanes and courtyards of this legendary University City. See the breathtaking ‘dreaming spires' the unspoilt narrow alleys
From GBP86.00

Birmingham New Street Railway Station

I was in Birmingham recently during April and May 2013. In April I arrived at Birmingham New Street Station by London Midland Train from London Euston. It's a Midlands local service stopping at...
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spidermiss
Apr 07, 2016

trains

Getting around/to/from the city/airport by train was easy.Trains to/from the airport take between 9 minutes and 15. Even on a Sunday they are frequent - maybe 10-15 minutes apart. I also travelled...
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iaint
Mar 05, 2014

Birmingham New Street Station

Birmingham New Street is where most travellers to Birmingham by train will arrive. With 13 platforms, it is one of the largest rail hubs in the country and is the second busiest non-London railway...
slothtraveller
Jul 20, 2012

Bargain travel to NEC

If you are going to an evening event at the NEC / LG Arena consider using the train from the city centre. If you travel after 18.30 you can get a return from New Street Station to Birmingham...
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henry14
Jun 12, 2010

The car is king

Birmingham's rail infrastructure is relatively undeveloped compared to other English cities such as Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield or Newcastle.Whilst the graphics inside local trains make it look...
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sourbugger
Jul 11, 2008

Trains to/from Birmingham

The intercity trains to/from Birmingham are very quick and a lot quicker than car/coach. By train will only take 1 hour to/from London compared to 2hours by car. Birmingham is centrally located so a...
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graeme83
Mar 19, 2007

Up to the capital

The main west coast train line connects Birmingham and london. Expect to pay a King's ransom for a ticket, unless you book six months in adavance, online, and wear one blue sock on a Tuesday before...
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sourbugger
Jun 07, 2006

Cheapest rail ticket from London

The cheapest rail ticket at present is the Chiltern e-ticket which costs £5 single each way from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street or Birmmingham Snow Hill. It has to be booked 7 days in...
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Galahad
Jun 23, 2005

Train routes from Birmingham Snow Hill

Chiltern Rail provide the cheapest service from Birmingham to London. This service was extended north and westwards out of Birmingham to Stourbridge Junction and from September 2002 further west still...
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Galahad
Apr 30, 2005

New Street Station

The first Birmingham New Street station opened in 1854 but there is only 1 tiny bit of the original station left. This is a rather grubby bit of red building on north end of platform 1.The present...
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Galahad
Jan 24, 2005

Centro urban trains

The Centro urban train system runs out from Birminghams New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street stations to some of the surrounding towns, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Solihull, Walsall, Lichfield and...
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dark_willow
Nov 16, 2004

Birmingham area trains

Even though most Brits complain about their train system we in America stand in awe of it's comparative efficiency. First of all it's the only way to get in and out of Birmingham. The roads, motorways...
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birchy99
Jul 22, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Birmingham

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Botanical Gardens

As a resident of Birmingham I signed up to a 1 year family membership with the Botanic Gardens to take my kids. A few weeks passed and I heard friends talking about how they received parking fines in...
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Centenary Square

Centenary Square was named in 1989 for the centenary celebrations when Birmingham became city in 1889. Tess Jarray redesigned the square artistically with its paving, railings and lamps. 'The Flame of...
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Ikon Gallery

One of Birmingham's contemporary culture flagships, the Ikon Gallery is an internationally renowned contemporary art gallery and visual/multi media educational centre. And the development of Brindley...
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St Martin in the Bull Ring

There has been a church on the site since 1166, when the first was established by Peter de Bermingham - this is the place where Birmingham began. Although no records exist from that time, it is...
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St Philip's Cathedral

Birmingham Cathedral is dedicated to St Philip and has been a place of worship since the early 18th Century. Thomas Archer designed the church and became the new parish church in then an affluent part...
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Old Joint Stock Theatre & Pub

Built in 1864, this grade two listed building is situated opposite the cathedral. On entering through the huge front doors you are greeted by a magnificent room of restored Victorian splendour. Above...
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