Birmingham is an ideal city break destination for those that would prefer to skip London this weekend and there are many reasons why. Firstly Birmingham has excellent transport links so it’s very easy to leave the car at home and take a train or flight to the city, both of which are affordable and run on a regular basis from cities across the United Kingdom.
Once you arrive in Birmingham you will be spoilt for choice when it comes ways of spending your time and as a result it would be recommended to check out all the of sights before you go, planning ahead and forming a rough itinerary so you don’t miss out on anything you want to see.
The most well-known tourist attraction in Birmingham is without a doubt Cadbury World which is a delight for both adults and children. Fourteen zones of chocolate goodness which takes you through the history of Cadbury’s, how chocolate is made and of course lots of free chocolate samples and the biggest Cadbury chocolate shop in the world! Due to the massive popularity of Cadbury World and the limited numbers permitted in the tours it is strongly advised that you book in advance and if you do this with a discount coupon you can get a 20% discount on the cost of the tickets.
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a free to enter museum which has collections covering a wide array of different types of art so no matter what art period or format you are interested in there should be something in the museum which appeals. Although it is most known for the collection of paintings there is also antiquities, ceramics and jewellery.
The National Paintball Fields is paintballing with a difference and if you want extreme fun and excitement during your trip and have children from 8 years old this may be the best way to spend an afternoon! Paintball and laser tag all take place in a 200 acre adventure park which is themed on some of the best action movies straight from Hollywood! A great day for the imagination!
With 40% of British jewellery being created in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham it should come as no surprise that you will find hundreds of jewellery museums, boutiques and independent jewellery makers. This will be the place to head if you want to find out more about the history of jewellery making in Birmingham or perhaps treat yourself or a loved one to a piece of fine British jewellery, avoiding the mass produced high street pieces you can find something truly unique. Museum wise the
would be recommended as it has consistently been voted one of the best attractions and won awards. The museum consists of an hour long tour, demonstrations of jewellery being crafted, collections of original jewellery making tools and of course a jewellery shop!
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