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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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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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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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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Geocaching in the Clent Hills

Geocaching in the Clent Hills

Discover your new favourite places.

Location: West Midlands

Countryside
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Dine at Birmingham’s Michelin-star restaurants

Dine at Birmingham’s Michelin-star restaurants

Birmingham’s food scene is quickly gaining international culinary recognition due to the city’s impressive collection of Michelin-star restaurants.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Eating out
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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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A shopping weekend in Birmingham

A shopping weekend in Birmingham

Great shopping and cutting edge art in Britain's second city.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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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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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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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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The world's best luxury never looked so Brummie

The world's best luxury never looked so Brummie

Indulge yourself in style, at Birmingham's ritziest shopping centre.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Lifestyle
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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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Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum

Go back to the where it all started, the Black Country Living Museum – home of the Industrial Revolution.

Location: Dudley, West Midlands

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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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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Tolkien was inspired by Sarehole Mill and you will be too

Tolkien was inspired by Sarehole Mill and you will be too

Experience The Hobbit’s ‘Shire’ for real or watch bread being made the traditional way, at the idyllic Sarehole Mill.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Budget
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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then Birmingham’s Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is a veritable friend factory.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Enjoy good food at Ludlow Food Festival

Enjoy good food at Ludlow Food Festival

Take one historic town, combine it with its food culture, mix in local chefs and producers and you get the Ludlow Food Festival.

Location: Ludlow, Shropshire

Food markets
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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 art in Birmingham’s free galleries

See art in Birmingham’s free galleries

Discover how arty Birmingham is, from the world’s largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite works to a creative hub packed with new artists.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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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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