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Ranked #1 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #2 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Museums
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Ranked #3 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Casinos
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Ranked #4 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction – set within seven... more » Owner description: Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction – set within seven acres of beautiful botanic gardens. Only minutes from Birmingham city centre, Winterbourne is a hidden gem – home to beautiful antiques and over 6,000 plant species from around the world. Wander along the woodland walk, stroll through the hazelnut tunnel, cross the 1930’s Japanese Bridge or simply soak up the tranquillity of this perfectly English Edwardian home. « less
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Ranked #5 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Founded in 1932, this institute has acquired an outstanding collection of Old Master and 19th-century art, which includes... more » Owner description: Founded in 1932, this institute has acquired an outstanding collection of Old Master and 19th-century art, which includes masterpieces by Simone Martini, Bellini, Rubens, Murillo and Gainsborough. « less
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Ranked #6 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owned by the National Trust, this medieval manor house has seen little change since it was built in 1633.
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Ranked #7 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: History Museums; Neighborhoods; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an original jewellery factory, which traces the... more » Owner description: Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an original jewellery factory, which traces the 200-year history of the ancient crafting skills that made Birmingham the centre of the British jewellery industry. « less
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Ranked #8 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #9 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Since 1886, this museum and gallery contains large collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, as well as paintings by many... more » Owner description: Since 1886, this museum and gallery contains large collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, as well as paintings by many other Victorian artists whose works are hard to find in metropolitan areas. « less
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Ranked #10 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Museums
Owner description: One of Birmingham's great attractions and centres of information about the City's fascinating history. Dedicated to the... more » Owner description: One of Birmingham's great attractions and centres of information about the City's fascinating history. Dedicated to the history of Steel Pen Making in Birmingham. « less
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Ranked #11 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful canal boats, bars, cafes and restaurants.
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Ranked #12 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Race Car Tracks; Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: State-of-the-art indoor kart circuit featuring the UK's fastest indoor karts. Open 7 days. Free customer car park. Close... more » Owner description: State-of-the-art indoor kart circuit featuring the UK's fastest indoor karts. Open 7 days. Free customer car park. Close walking distance to Birmingham's city centre. « less
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Ranked #13 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The National Motorcycle Museums award winning facilities provides a truly unique venue for your conference, seminar, banquet... more » Owner description: The National Motorcycle Museums award winning facilities provides a truly unique venue for your conference, seminar, banquet or function. Breathtaking displays of literally hundreds of fully restored British motorcycles are on hand to provide an extra attraction to your delegates. We aim to offer more than a unique venue, however. We know that the success of any function is dependent upon the backing and support of an experienced and caring staff. 13 luxuriously appointed and newly renovated suites, ranging from just 5 to up to 1000 delegates offer the flexibility to suite most requirements. The National Motorcycle Museum is at the hub of the country’s motorway system and rail network, with Birmingham International railway station just five-minutes taxi ride away. Access from everywhere within the UK is direct and overseas visitors praise the excellent international services provided at Birmingham Airport, which is less than two miles in distance away. The National Exhibition Centre is also near the Museum complex and we offer vast car parking facilities.Many of our clients are ‘blue-chip’ companies from home and overseas. They come back to us time after time – we know you will too, and look forward to seeing you to discuss your requirements in the near future. « less
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Ranked #14 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: A favorite area for hikers and mountain bikers, this 524-acre park consists of many trees, marshes and trees including a wide... more » Owner description: A favorite area for hikers and mountain bikers, this 524-acre park consists of many trees, marshes and trees including a wide variety of wildlife. « less
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Ranked #15 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Welcome to St Martin in the Bull Ring. This is one of the most ancient and contemporary buildings in Birmingham. Most of this... more » Owner description: Welcome to St Martin in the Bull Ring. This is one of the most ancient and contemporary buildings in Birmingham. Most of this Grade II listed church is from the nineteenth century. It was built in 1873 and is an example of gothic Victorian architecture, designed by Alfred Chatwin, from Birmingham, who also worked on the houses of parliament. But St Martin's is much older than that. There has been a church on this site since 1290 and may well have been a simple place of worship here in Saxon times. St Martin's is also a place of worship for a thriving community who refurbished the building in 2000 making it more light and open. In 2009 we created a tea lounge, healing center, and learning and advice service so our hospitality in the heart of the city could be extended. We believe that what Jesus called 'Life in all its fullness' can be discovered right here in the crosscurrents of the marketplace. You are very welcome to come in and walk around. « less
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Ranked #16 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Built around 1618, this was the last conventional Jacobean house erected in England, which today features fine 17th-century... more » Owner description: Built around 1618, this was the last conventional Jacobean house erected in England, which today features fine 17th-century architectural detail including plasterwork, woodwork and chimneypieces. « less
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Ranked #17 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: Birmingham's Grade I listed concert hall, managed along sister venue Symphony Hall, is home to a diverse programme of events... more » Owner description: Birmingham's Grade I listed concert hall, managed along sister venue Symphony Hall, is home to a diverse programme of events including jazz, world, folk, rock, pop and classical concerts, organ recitals, spoken word, dance, family, educational and community performances, as well as annual general meetings, product launches, conferences, dinners, fashion shows, graduation ceremonies and broadcasts. « less
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Ranked #18 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: This park features historic gardens that have been influenced by the gardenesque style of planting, which features exotic... more » Owner description: This park features historic gardens that have been influenced by the gardenesque style of planting, which features exotic plants brought to the British Isles from all parts of the world. « less
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Ranked #19 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Tour the home of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809,) made famous for his associations with James Watt and the Lunar Society, which... more » Owner description: Tour the home of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809,) made famous for his associations with James Watt and the Lunar Society, which left his mark on industrial development in Birmingham. « less
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Ranked #20 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: A beautiful, free entry community garden. A wildlife oasis, a haven of tranquility or a great destination for outdoor... more » Owner description: A beautiful, free entry community garden. A wildlife oasis, a haven of tranquility or a great destination for outdoor adventure, there are 2.5 acres of organically managed landscape to explore. Twisting paths meander past woodland, orchard, ponds, formal garden, an earth oven, a shipwreck children’s play area and more. Discover what a community garden is and Martineau Gardens’ role in providing a wildlife home so close to Birmingham city centre. « less
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Ranked #21 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Other zoos & aquariums; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: A favorite of animal lovers and small children, this is home to goats, sheep, pigs, beavers and otters, featuring a nature... more » Owner description: A favorite of animal lovers and small children, this is home to goats, sheep, pigs, beavers and otters, featuring a nature center with a Lilliput Village of small animals. « less
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Ranked #22 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #23 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Visitors can learn about Birmingham's only working, water-powered cornmill constructed in 1765.
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Ranked #25 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Thinktank is Birmingham's unique and award-winning science museum housed at Millennium Point in the heart of the city.  This... more » Owner description: Thinktank is Birmingham's unique and award-winning science museum housed at Millennium Point in the heart of the city.  This exciting attraction offers ten galleries of historical artefacts, modern interactives and fantastic futuristic facts. You can explore everything from aircraft and steam engines to intestines and taste buds - and even emotional robots!  Thinktank is like nothing you've ever seen before and will stimulate your mind whatever your age. « less
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Ranked #28 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Nature and Parks
This 96-acre working farm brings the country right to city dwellers offering guided nature walks and other popular events.
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Ranked #29 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Museums
Owner description: Wonderful World of Trains & Planes is a must for modellers. Come and see how we are building large, detailed model layouts... more » Owner description: Wonderful World of Trains & Planes is a must for modellers. Come and see how we are building large, detailed model layouts featuring, UK, France, Germany, Canada and many more. Have a go on one of our flight simulators or race around our slot car circuit, or talk to our model makers for their tips on creating your own layouts. Then stop off in the coffee shop or browse in our retail shop. « less
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Ranked #30 of 168 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Owner description: The UK's third smallest Cathedral, but truly stunning and the only green space within the city. Designed in a fine English... more » Owner description: The UK's third smallest Cathedral, but truly stunning and the only green space within the city. Designed in a fine English Baroque style, this elegant Cathedral is decorated with four stained glass windows by Pre-Raphaelite artist, Edward Burne-Jones. Daily services and prayer, Cathedral shop open most days. All are welcome. « less
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