West Midlands

Hippodromes, bullrings and sky domes. You'll know when you've hit the West Midlands. Brummies know how to have a good time. Birmingham is packed with dazzling theatres, colossal exhibition centres, balti restaurants and shiny shopping malls. Shrines in Coventry include super-size sports and music arenas and cathedral ruins alike. There are endless ancient woodlands, heaths and wetlands to explore and parks with off-road bike trails and boating lakes. And with premiership football, county cricket and rugby union in abundance in this west-central county, sports fans are in heaven too.

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Discover Capability Brown landscapes in Coventry

Discover Capability Brown landscapes in Coventry

Stay at Coombe Abbey, a 12th century Cistercian abbey turned luxury hotel with formal gardens and tranquil lake in a parkland setting.

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Gardens and Parks
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Learn the art of laughter at Birmingham’s Comedy Festival

Learn the art of laughter at Birmingham’s Comedy Festival

Watch stand-up from some of the world’s top comedians and then learn how to be funny yourself at the Birmingham Comedy Festival.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Performing arts
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Step into the magical world of JRR Tolkien

Step into the magical world of JRR Tolkien

Celebrate this great literary mind by exploring his childhood haunts, the inspiration for literary classics Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Castles and Historic Properties
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Watch films in style at The Electric Birmingham

Watch films in style at The Electric Birmingham

You can lounge on a sofa with a drink in hand at the oldest working cinema in the UK.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Literature, film and TV
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See a great British institution, up close and personal

See a great British institution, up close and personal

Visit the Beeb's home in Birmingham, and see how some of its best shows are made.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Activities
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Take afternoon tea at Coombe Abbey

Take afternoon tea at Coombe Abbey

Enjoy afternoon or a cream tea, a great English tradition, in the beautiful surroundings of Coombe Abbey, near Coventry.

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Art, architecture and revolution in Birmingham

Art, architecture and revolution in Birmingham

Discover the 18th century’s greatest minds, admire baroque architecture and gaze at the world’s largest collection of pre-Raphaelite art.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Castles and Historic Properties
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Fine Dining at Simpsons

Fine Dining at Simpsons

Swap places with the chef and make the food yourself.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Eating out
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Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Luxury and fizz, at the top an icon of Birmingham's exciting modernity.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Picturesque places
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Experience 1000 years of history in Coventry

Experience 1000 years of history in Coventry

Explore the ruins of Coventry’s medieval cathedral and the contemporary cathedral with its unique 1950s and 1960s artworks.

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Discovering Digbeth

Discovering Digbeth

Discover Birmingham's beating heart - a hub of pubs, clubs and creativity.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Neighbourhoods
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Cadbury World

Cadbury World

The next best thing to visiting the fictional Charlie’s Chocolate Factory is the real thing at Cadbury World.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Don your chef’s hat at Birmingham’s Michelin-starred eateries

Don your chef’s hat at Birmingham’s Michelin-starred eateries

At the elegant Simpons restaurant you’ll do more than enjoy a tranquil lunch. You’ll be swapping places with the chef and making the food yourself.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Eating out
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Boat through the history of a worldwide treasure

Boat through the history of a worldwide treasure

Trip through the heart of Birmingham via its watery wonders.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Unique Experiences
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Discover green Birmingham

Discover green Birmingham

Birmingham has more than 8,000 acres of award-winning green spaces and parks – more than any other European city.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

City
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Have a spicy post-match feast in Birmingham

Have a spicy post-match feast in Birmingham

Make the most of a Rugby World Cup trip to Birmingham and pack days with historic tours, stylish shopping and fun family attractions.

Location: Birmingham

Sporting Events
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Uncover hidden treasures in the historic Jewellery Quarter

Uncover hidden treasures in the historic Jewellery Quarter

Explore this creative industrial hub in Birmingham and admire Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

City
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Visit Birmingham's famous Christmas market

Visit Birmingham's famous Christmas market

Have a Teutonic shopping experience, and don't miss the Glüwein!

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Low cost
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Discover where the 18th century’s greatest minds would meet

Discover where the 18th century’s greatest minds would meet

This lavish Georgian house in Birmingham was once the home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton, leading member of the Lunar Society.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Castles and Historic Properties
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Fall in love (all over again) at Malmaison Birmingham

Fall in love (all over again) at Malmaison Birmingham

Topping the list as England’s fastest growing Valentine’s Day destination, where better to rekindle a romance than in Birmingham?

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

City

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