We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

3 Days in Birmingham

Exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

93%
Found this guide helpful

England's second largest, Birmingham has much to offer for every taste, whether you're into culture, history, food, art, shopping, or a mashup of them all. One of the greenest cities in the UK, it offers numerous parks as well as picturesque canals that make a great spot for strolling. When it's time to head indoors, there is a wealth of museums as well as a thriving food scene. In short, this eclectic city is truly inspiring.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Thrifty Traveler
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

29 Places

6 City Tips

Print
Map

29 Places

Day 1

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

Science Museums

Victoria Law Courts

Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Art Museums

Library of Birmingham

Libraries

Three Wise Men

Monuments & Statues

Gas Street Basin

Neighborhoods

Adam's

Restaurants

Town Hall Birmingham

Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings

Day 2

Birmingham Open Market

Flea & Street Markets

Birmingham Rag Market

Flea & Street Markets

Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham

Shopping Malls

Jewellery Quarter

Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Birmingham Back to Backs

Historic Sites

Wonderful World of Trains and Planes

Specialty Museums

Pen Museum

Specialty Museums

Birmingham Hippodrome

Theaters

The Wellington

Bars & Clubs

Day 3

Cannon Hill Park

Parks

Ackers Adventure

Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks, Kayaking & Canoeing

The Shakespeare Express

Scenic Railroads

Grand Prix Karting

Auto Race Tracks

Cadbury World

Specialty Museums

Martineau Gardens

Gardens

Lickey Hills Country Park

Parks

National Motorcycle Museum

Specialty Museums

Aston Hall

Architectural Buildings, History Museums

Loki Wine Merchant and Tasting House

Gift & Specialty Shops

The Prince of Wales Moseley

Bars & Clubs

Symphony Hall

Symphonies

hyanev's City Tips

  • Offering lakes, parks, and lots of greenery, the area around Birmingham makes for some magnificent off-the-beaten path experiences.
  • The main pedestrian area offers something for everybody - attractions, museums, and shopping centres all blend in the popular Broad street.
  • Be sure to check out the different quarters, including the Jewellery Quarter and the Chinese Quarter.
  • There is no underground here, but the bus network is really well managed and worth trying with a bus pass.
  • The well thought out city is very accessible city by wheelchair.
  • Birmingham is a very diverse city, which means loads of choice when it comes to eating. Be sure to try one of its Pakistani restaurants, and check out the bars and cafes in the Broad Street, Gas Street Basin and National Sea Life Centre areas.
    Day 1
  • Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
    Science Museums
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    If you're traveling with the family, the Thinktank Science Museum will pack your day with fun. Here, kids can enjoy a Science Garden, Spitfire Gallery, Planetarium, and a variety of other interactive exhibitions.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take your time - this is a fun spot for kids and adults alike.
    • Family passes are available and offer discounted admission.
    • The Planetarium requires an additional ticket.
    • The museum often holds unique presentations and workshops, so check the "What's On" section of the website when planning your visit.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #49 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • "tired" 05/13/2019
    • Only ok. Needs updating 05/10/2019
    • Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
    Address:
    Curzon Street
    Millennium Point
    Birmingham B4 7XG
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 348 8000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Victoria Law Courts
    Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    The Victoria Law Courts is one of the most beautiful buildings in Birmingham. The foundations were laid under rule of Queen Victoria in 1887, and the building is wonderfully decorated with sculptures and other architectural details.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Some parts of the building are open to the public.
    • No photos are allowed inside.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #74 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    • Lovely 02/27/2019
    • Visited for the second time for Mick Trials 06/17/2018
    • Victoria Law Courts
    Address:
    Corporation St.
    Birmingham B4 6UD
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 643 6300
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
    Art Museums
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Situated in city centre, the Birmingham Museum boasts an incredible collection of European art dating back centuries. Modern art is also represented, and while most of the exhibitions are fixed, some change on a regular basis. This spot offers a tremendous mix of history, art, and culture.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Entrance is free of charge.
    • Don't miss stopping by the museum cafe to enjoy a tasty cup of tea in an extremely exquisite ambiance.
    • Don't miss the last floor, which features an impressive exhibit about Birmingham history and culture.
    • To thoroughly see the museum, you should plan for 4-5 hours inside.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • GREAT, WELL LAID OUT ART GALLERY 05/19/2019
    • Great place to visit in Birmingham 05/13/2019
    • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
    Address:
    3 Congreve Passage
    Chamberlain Square
    Birmingham B3 3DA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 348 8007
    Hours:
    Fri
    10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat - Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Library of Birmingham
    Libraries
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Opened in 2013, the ultra-modern Library of Birmingham is fast becoming one of the city's most beloved symbols. It stands out as the largest public building of its kind in Europe, but also for its impressive design. Take in the flamboyant facade, enjoy the modern interiors as you browse books, and then enjoy views from the terrace.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take some time to sit in the spacious square next to the ICC before or after exploring the library.
    • Free WiFi is available inside the building.
    • Although it's a library, this spot is sometimes a bit noisy and not convenient for work or studies.
    • Two of the floors have wonderful gardens - one a sensory garden full of herbs, and the other a garden with grass and flowers.
    • The library is closed on Sundays.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful surprise 05/18/2019
    • Amazing from top to bottom 05/17/2019
    • Library of Birmingham
    Address:
    Library of Birmingham 4 Centenary Square
    Broad Street
    Birmingham B1 2ND
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 303 6709
    Hours:
    Mon - Tue
    11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Wed - Sat
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Three Wise Men
    Monuments & Statues
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    This eye-catching gilded bronze statue pays tribute to three men who made an enormous contribution to the Industrial Revolution. The figures are James Watt, who invented the steam engine, William Murdoch, who invented the gas lighting, and Matthew Boulton, an industrialist and manufacturer.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walk along Broad Street near Hyatt Hotel and you will spot it.
    • The monument is normally referred to as the "Golden Boys" statue.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #84 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    • Looked great from the viewing platform in the library 03/02/2019
    • Three great Mens!!! 02/24/2018
    • Three Wise Men
    Address:
    Broad St.
    Birmingham B1 2DY
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 643 2514
  • Gas Street Basin
    Neighborhoods
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice, and in the heart of the city several canals meet. This area was once a thriving port, and today it provides a beautiful place for a walk or a boat trip. Also home to myriad restaurants and bars, the Gas Street Basin will enchant you day and night.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If possibly, visit on a sunny day.
    • If you have time, take a boat ride. It's a truly memorable experience.
    • Don't forget your camera! You'll want lots of photos here.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Going back to my roots. 05/07/2019
    • Relaxing 05/07/2019
    • Gas Street Basin
    Address:
    Gas Street Basin Gas Street
    Birmingham B1 2JT
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 643 2514
    Other:
  • Adam's
    Restaurants (European, British)
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Located just next to Town Hall, Michelin-starred Adam's is a sleek, modern restaurant serving up fresh, beautifully plated food. Stop in for dinner before a show, or drinks after one. You can choose from a five- or nine-course dinner, with three-course meals available at lunch.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Reservations should be made in advance most of the time. Be aware aware that there is also a policy for cancellations.
    • Great wine list for you to choose from.
    • All dishes are seasonal and subject to change depending on the time of the year.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 2,001 restaurants in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best meal ever 05/20/2019
    • Good quality of food 05/20/2019
    • Adam's
    Address:
    16 Waterloo Street
    Birmingham B2 5UG
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 643 3745
    Price range:
    $45 - $140
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Other:
  • Town Hall Birmingham
    Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Town Hall Birmingham is a modern venue, perfect for musical events and shows. Located near the Library of Birmingham, it's a great place to visit right at the heart of the city. Photographers will especially enjoy this magnificent building, the square and the surroundings.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Should you attend an event, book tickets in advance to beat the queues.
    • Free parking is available off Broad Street in the evenings.
    • It's easy to walk to Town Hall.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great venue for a music concert 05/13/2019
    • Grade 1 05/01/2019
    • Town Hall Birmingham
    Address:
    Town Hall Victoria Square
    Birmingham B3 3DQ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 780 3333
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Birmingham Open Market
    Flea & Street Markets
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    The Open Market provides a glimpse into daily local life. Here, you'll find an abundance of fresh meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, and more - along with locals shopping for their daily provisions.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Visit early in the morning for the best experience.
    • In addition to food, other supplies are also sold here.
    • Don't try to negotiate with the vendors here. Prices are pretty fixed.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    • Great 04/11/2019
    • A must to do 04/01/2019
    • Birmingham Open Market
    Address:
    Edgbaston Street
    Birmingham B5 5BB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 464 8349
  • Birmingham Rag Market
    Flea & Street Markets
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Open four days a week, Birmingham Rag Market feature 350 outdoor and indoor stalls selling everything from fabrics to exotic spices - much of it at bargain prices!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you go too early (before 9/9.30am), it may not be open.
    • The Rag Market is quite close by the Bullring and the Open Market.
    • The market is on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #45 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Thriving Market 05/06/2019
    • Shame used to be so much better 04/28/2019
    • Birmingham Rag Market
    Address:
    St. Martins Market Edgbaston Street
    Birmingham B5 5BB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 464 8349
    Hours:
    Tue
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham
    Shopping Malls
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    The emblematic shopping mall for Birmingham, The Bullring is really big, with a fascinating design. The bull itself is likely one of the most photographed sights in the city, and the mall offers plenty of shops, entertainment areas, and dining options.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • It gets crowded here on the weekends, to try to visit on a weekday.
    • The Bullring is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance from the main railway station.
    • There are several tiny cafes and bars outside. Sit for a spell and enjoy this wonderful building.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great - so many options! 05/20/2019
    • college days 05/17/2019
    • Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham
    Phone:
    +44 121 632 1500
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Jewellery Quarter
    Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    One of Birmingham's most vibrant and lively locations, the Jewellry Quarter brings Birmingham's industrial past into the present day. In this neighborhood, where you'll find more than 500 jewellery businesses, you can explore historic streets or shop for handmade jewellery.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Easily reachable by bus or by foot.
    • Even if you're not interested in jewellery shopping, wander around the area. More than 200 buildings here have historic listings.
    • If you are in the market for jewellery, you'll find competitive prices and negotiable rates here.
    • It's perfect for buying rings, necklaces, bracelets or watches.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A gem in Birmingham 05/12/2019
    • A fascinating glimpse of the not so distant past 05/02/2019
    • Jewellery Quarter
    Phone:
    +44 121 233 2814
    Other:
  • Birmingham Back to Backs
    Historic Sites
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    During the Industrial Revolution of the 19th-century, Birmingham teemed with people. To accommodate them all, some 20,000 courts of houses were built - around courtyards, with their backs to one another. Of these courts of back-to-back houses, only one survives, and today, the three houses of Birmingham Back to Backs tell the stories of working-class families, providing a firsthand glimpse into what it was like to live and work in these small homes.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Entrance to the site is by timed guided tours only. Book your tour in advance via the National Trust website.
    • Birmingham Back to Backs is located in the middle of the Chinese Quarter and across the street from the Birmingham Hippodrome.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing bit of history 05/19/2019
    • Interesting historical insight 05/19/2019
    • Birmingham Back to Backs
    Address:
    50 - 54 Inge St / 55 - 63 Hurst St
    Birmingham B5 4TE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 666 7671
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Wonderful World of Trains and Planes
    Specialty Museums
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    One of the excellent new attractions in Birmingham, the Wonderful World of Trains & Planes is very close to the Jewellery quarter. It's a journey through a world of model trains and planes, and a wonderful experience for all age groups.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Book in advance to to save money, and check the family rates.
    • "Travel the world", "Fly a plane", "Drive a racing car" and "Test your new train" are just some of the activities you can enjoy.
    • The model and coffee shop are at disposal of the guests.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Birmingham
    • Closed permanently :( 03/07/2017
    • Great place for young at Heart and the young 11/28/2016
    • Wonderful World of Trains and Planes
    Address:
    3 Mary Ann Street
    St Paul's Square
    Birmingham B3 1BG
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 227 4000
    Other:
  • Pen Museum
    Specialty Museums
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    During the 19th-century, the pen trade was a booming industry in Birmingham - so much so that 75 percent of all writing was done with Birmingham pens. Set in a former Victorian-era pen factory in the Jewellry Quarter, this fascinating museum explores the steel pen trade, as well as the history of writing and Birmingham's role in the information revolution.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The Pen Museum is run entirely by volunteers and relies on them. The small admission fees include a percentage of aid to the museum.
    • The museum is open daily, with limited hours on Sundays.
    • The museum often features interesting programs, including calligraphy and Braille demonstrations, and a number of family activities.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What treasure! 05/17/2019
    • What a treasure 05/12/2019
    • Pen Museum
    Address:
    The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street
    Unit 3, The Argent Centre
    Birmingham B1 3HS
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 236 9834
    Price range:
    $8 - $8
    Hours:
    Sun
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Tue - Sat
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
    Theaters
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    The Hippodrome is an excellent venue with a wonderful program of musicals, ballets, opera, and much more. Plus, there are some excellent places to eat and drink here.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Register on the website to receive special offers, information and discounted prices.
    • The Hippodrome has an excellent location in the Chinese Quarter, easy reachable by bus or on foot.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Group visit 05/13/2019
    • Love the theatre! 05/12/2019
    • Birmingham Hippodrome
    Address:
    Hurst Street
    Southside
    Birmingham B5 4TB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 844 338 5000
    Other:
  • The Wellington
    Bars & Clubs
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    One of the best off-the-beaten path pubs, The Wellington features a great variety of ales and imported lager. If you are keen on drinking the British way or would like to give it a try, this is the place to go.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • There are limited food options, but you can bring food in.
    • The bar is overcrowded on Fridays and during the weekend.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 145 Nightlife in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great pub , good ale , friendly staff 05/19/2019
    • What IS that smell? 05/17/2019
    • The Wellington
    Address:
    37 Bennetts Hill
    Birmingham B2 5SN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 200 3115
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Cannon Hill Park
    Parks
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Located just outside the city centre, Cannon Hill Park is a beautiful place to while away part of a quiet afternoon. These wonderful historic gardens feature exotic plants from around the world.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There is no entrance fee and parking is easy here.
    • The park is really big, with a zoo area, playgrounds, ponds, and food places.
    • There is a golf course in the park, with an admission fee to play.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Centrally located, beautiful place to visit for everyone. 05/20/2019
    • Beauty in the city ! 05/15/2019
    • Cannon Hill Park
    Address:
    Cannon Hill Park
    Moseley
    Birmingham B12 9QH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 442 4226
    Other:
  • Ackers Adventure
    Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks, Kayaking & Canoeing
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Challenge yourself in this amusement park outside the city centre. Ackers Adventure offers activities to fit every taste and all ages - think skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, climbing, and much more.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You could book accommodation in order to spend few more hours at the adventure club.
    • Fees for every attraction are paid separately.
    • Discounts apply for families, children, and groups.
    • The closest rail station is Small Heath in Birmingham. The park is also accessible by bus and by foot, however it's probably a bit long to walk.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 6 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Day out 05/07/2019
    • Wonderful Skiing and Climbing Day! 04/25/2019
    • Ackers Adventure
    Address:
    The Ackers Base Camp Golden Hillock Road
    Sparkbrook
    Birmingham B11 2PY
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 772 5111
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Mon
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Tue - Fri
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Shakespeare Express
    Scenic Railroads
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Running between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare Express offer 50 miles of vintage train experience. The steam train starts from Birmingham Snow Hill station and takes one hour in each direction.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Book in advance to save money and secure the seats.
    • The train is very busy most of the time, especially during weekends.
    • You can also save by pre-booking food and drinks for the journey.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #95 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    • Cracking Day Out 08/26/2017
    • Birthday Treat 08/24/2017
    • The Shakespeare Express
    Address:
    Snow Hill Station
    Birmingham B19 1AA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 708 4960
    Other:
  • Grand Prix Karting
    Auto Race Tracks
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Grand Prix Karting is probably the most famous outdoor go kart track in the UK, perfect for pumping your adrenaline and going off-the-beaten path in Birmingham. There are four different circuits, depending on your level.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • The track offers free parking, and is open 7 days per week.
    • Concessions, meals and drinks, are available onsite.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #82 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    • Great fun! 02/01/2019
    • Excellent track, didn’t disappoint 01/30/2019
    • Grand Prix Karting
    Address:
    1 Adderley Road South
    Saltley
    Birmingham B8 1AD
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 327 7700
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Cadbury World
    Specialty Museums
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Everybody loves chocolate, and Cadbury is one of the most important chocolates in England. At Cadbury World, you can taste different types of chocolate and see the production cycle. Although some find it to be overpriced, if you love chocolate, it's certainly worth the visit.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You save when you book in advance.
    • The programming changes seasonally. Check the website to see what's happening during your visit.
    • Cadbury World is in Bournville, just outside Birmingham and easily reachable by all means of transport.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #54 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    • Chocolate Teapot??? 05/19/2019
    • We enjoyed our visit 05/19/2019
    • Cadbury World
    Address:
    84 Linden Road
    Bournville
    Birmingham B30 1LA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 393 6004
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
  • Martineau Gardens
    Gardens
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    This beautiful community garden is located just 2 miles from the Birmingham city centre. There are 2.5 acres of organically managed landscape to explore, plus wildlife, tranquility and outdoor adventures for all age groups.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The gardens offer free entry except for special events.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    • Hidden gem 02/20/2019
    • Great plants and play area warm welcome 08/29/2018
    • Martineau Gardens
    Address:
    27 Priory Road
    Edgbaston
    Birmingham B5 7UG
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 440 7430
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Lickey Hills Country Park
    Parks
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Lickey Hills is one of the most varied and treasured parks in the UK. Located only 10 miles from Birmingham, it offers various activities for all age groups, from peaceful trails to golf, tennis, and horse riding.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Visit the Visitors Centre first to situate yourself.
    • It's an excellent location for families whose children wish to enjoy the adventure playground.
    • Opening and closing times vary by season. Check the website before you visit.
    • Free car parking is available on site.
    • Mountain bike enthusiasts can take the specially marked routes.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Massive 05/16/2019
    • local attraction 05/02/2019
    • Lickey Hills Country Park
    Address:
    Warren Lane
    Rednal
    Birmingham B45 8ER
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 447 7106
    Other:
  • National Motorcycle Museum
    Specialty Museums
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Probably the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world, the National Motorcycle Museum represent the glorious years between the 1930s and the 1960s, when British motorcycles 'ruled the world'. Here you'll find British motorcycles at their best - BSA Gold Stars, TT winning Nortons, BSA Bantam, Triumph Bonneville and so on.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The museum is located between the NEC and Birmingham International Airport, reachable by car, bus or rail to reach it.
    • Avoid peak periods, and book in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Feels great to visit here as I was motorcyclist before 10 years 05/15/2019
    • Fantastic Museum 05/13/2019
    • National Motorcycle Museum
    Address:
    Coventry Road
    Bickenhill, Solihull
    Birmingham B92 0EJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 704 2784
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Aston Hall
    Architectural Buildings, History Museums
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Aston Hall is one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style, dating back to the 17th-century. Display rooms show stunning interiors and the stories of great and powerful people throughout the history of the UK. There is a full program of events, activities and trails, which makes it very diverse and popular among all age groups.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Guided tours are obligatory and all people are gathered in groups of 25.
    • It's situated in a public park and it's very easy to access by bike, bus, car, and rail.
    • It's possible to take your time on a half-day trip to Aston Hall.
    • Always check the official website to inform yourself about the program and opening times.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place to visit 05/08/2019
    • Great place to vist on Birminghams History 05/06/2019
    • Aston Hall
    Address:
    Aston Hall Trinity Road
    Aston
    Birmingham B6 6JD
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 348 8100
    Price range:
    $13 - $13
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Wed - Thu
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Loki Wine Merchant and Tasting House
    Gift & Specialty Shops
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    At Loki you can try around 40 wines via modern wine tasting machines. The personal touch and differentiation conducted by the director and the in-house wine expert will amaze.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Check the website to see the wine tasting of the day and book in advance.
    • Located by the side of the Birmingham cathedral, Loki is easy to access.
    • If you're local or staying a while, get a Loki Wine Tasting Card in order to enjoy fine selection of wines, which is frequently updated.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 65 Shopping in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great wine tasting 04/10/2019
    • Great wine tasting 04/07/2019
    • Loki Wine Merchant and Tasting House
    Address:
    36 Great Western Arcade
    Birmingham B2 5HU
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 212 9440
    Hours:
    Mon - Tue
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Wed
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Prince of Wales Moseley
    Bars & Clubs
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    Located close to Cannon Hill Park, The Prince of Wales Moseley is a fun bar and a local institution. The 19th-century pub offers everything from beer and wine to cigars and food - with all manner of quirks thrown in. It sports a hidden cove, cigar huts, all manner of nooks and crannies, and a well-stocked calendar of events.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The wonderful beer garden is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon.
    • It's quite spacious, and there are free seats available almost anytime, so there is no need for booking in advance if you are not a large group of people.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 145 Nightlife in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • 60th Birthday Party 05/16/2019
    • Fantastic Beer Garden 05/16/2019
    • The Prince of Wales Moseley
    Address:
    118 Alcester Road
    Birmingham B13 8EE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 449 4198
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Symphony Hall
    Symphonies
    See more photos
    hyanev Says:

    The Symphony Hall provides you with unforgettable experience when it comes to concerts, theaters, and performances. Not overly large, the space has an intimate feel, which makes shows here truly special, and the acoustics are some of the best you'll have ever heard.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There are monthly tours of either Symphony Hall or Town Hall. If you can't make a show, check the website to see if there is a tour during your visit.
    • The ground floor has a nice area where you can meet friends to eat or drink.
    • Staff are available to help those in wheelchairs.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 275 things to do in Birmingham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place 05/19/2019
    • Superb Venue 05/19/2019
    • Symphony Hall
    Address:
    Broad Street
    Birmingham B1 2EA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 121 780 3333
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
top
×
Was this guide helpful?
YesNo