Ten Reasons To Go To Birmingham

YOU CAN HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY IN BIRMINGHAM, BIRTHPLACE OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND ONE OF ENGLAND’S UNIVERSITY TOWNS.

Warwick Castle: Witness to history, Warwick Castle just outside the city promises entertaining moments especially for the kids. Here you will find restaurants, entertainment and other events representing the Middle Ages.

FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN ART
Ironbridge Gorge Museums: Outside Birmingham, the town of Ironbridge, whose greater Ironbridge Gorge area is protected by UNESCO, boasts one of the world’s first cast iron bridges. As well as visiting the china and tile museums, you can also learn about subjects like the production of iron and the development and spread of industry across the world at the ten award-winning museums in this area.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: There are more than 40 different galleries in this museum, which opened in 1885. You can also see exhibits relating to world and European history and English culture at this museum, which houses many works from the Pre-Raphaelite period. Noteworthy as well is the museum’s section on Birmingham history, which opened in 2012.

ON THE TOLKIEN TRAIL
World-renowned author of the “Lord of the Rings”  cycle, J.R.R. Tolkien was born and raised in a town outside Birmingham. On the region’s Tolkien Trail you can see places like the Sarehole Mill, Moseley Bog and St. Anne’s Church, which inspired the Middle World tales.

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
Black Country: England’s largest open air museum and the place where the industrial revolution began and from which it spread to the rest of the world, Black Country seems caught in a time warp. You can visit the nostalgic shops and sample the tasty food in the restaurants of Black Country, which is preserved as it was during the industrial revolution with an amusement park atmosphere. There are museums and workshops to boot.

Canal Cruises: Birmingham’s canals, which are longer than the ones in Venice, await those who want to see the city from a different angle. It’s possible to explore the city center and Black Country by canal tours.

SALUTE TO SHAKESPEARE
Stratford-Upon-Avon: England’s most famous playwright was born in this town outside Birmingham. You can see the house where he was born and grew up and and watch one of his plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in this 800-year-old town.

FUTURISTIC SHOPPING
Bullring: Distinguished by its futuristic construction, the Bullring is the city’s largest and most famous shopping center. Ready and waiting for shoppers, Bullring also offers a number of entertaining events on the premises.

FOR JEWELRY ADDICTS
Jewellery Quarter: With a history going back 200 years, the Jewellery Quarter, home of British jewelry, boasts more than 200 historic buildings and museums.

NATURE FRIENDLY
Dudley Zoological Gardens: Founded in the 1930’s, this zoo and gardens are home both to interesting plant species and some of the world’s most beautiful animals.