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Birmingham Visitor Guide

Birmingham was the world’s first manufacturing town and became known as the ‘City of a Thousand Trades’. Today, it is known for its culture, canals and cuisine.

In fact, the city has more canals than Venice, and these flow through the city centre creating a busy streetscene.

Birminghma has the largest number of Michelin star restaurants in the UK after London. It is also the setting for the TV series, Peaky Blinders, following the exploits of the Shelby family.

  • Birmingham busy canal sceneBirmingham busy canal scene
  • Birmingham Bull Ring CentreBirmingham Bull Ring Centre
  • Birmingham Canal BridgeBirmingham Canal Bridge

One of Birmingham’s most popular attractions is Cadbury World, where visitors can see how the chocolate is made, and of course enjoy tastings. Not only does the city attract chocaholics, but also shopaholics. Birmingham is a major shopping centre due to its iconic Bullring. Originally an outdoor arena for bull-baiting, today it houses popular and luxury stores. Visitors to the city can also take in the museums, including the National Motorcycle Museum which documents the glorious years of motorcycle manufacturing in the UK.

Holidays in the Birmingham area

Canal BoatVisit Birmingham by canal on the fascinating Stourport Ring, and moor in the city centre. See canal holidays on the Stourport Ring.

Check out tours in our selection of touring holidays in the UK

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