Accessibility

Marketing Birmingham is committed to ensuring that VisitBirmingham.com is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

VisitBirmingham.com endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

VisitBirmingham.com has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

While Marketing Birmingham strives to ensure that VisitBirmingham.com adheres to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing VisitBirmingham.com, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Text resizing

If the default text size on VisitBirmingham.com is difficult to read, users can increase the text size using the following methods:

  • PC - Internet Explorer 7 - From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size
  • PC - Other browsers - Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press + Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press -
  • Mac - All browsers - Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press + Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press -

Access Keys

VisitBirmingham.com provides a number of access keys which can be used to select particular links on pages throughout the site. All pages provide the following access keys:

  • Home page: Accesskey = H
  • Sitemap: Accesskey = S
  • Contact us: Accesskey = C

Essentials

Maps & Guides

Maps & Guides for your visit.

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Getting around

Getting around Birmingham couldn’t be easier...

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Explore

Search for places, events & accommodation...

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Festivals & events

Take a look at what’s on now and coming up here...

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Highlights

Staffordshire Hoard

Until 31 December - Uncovering a brand new gallery of the fascinating Staffordshire Hoard story.

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City of Colours

6 December - City of Colours is back! Come and join them for their winter showcase.

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Behind the Curtain Festival

Until 29 Nov - A new Central and Eastern European film and new media festival.

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Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair

Until 22 December - The largest authentic German market outside Germany and Austria.

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Featured Itineraries

Shopping

Shoppinginbirmingham.com

Plan the perfect shopping trip with full store, centre and brand directories.

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Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

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Vibrant streets

Linking the centres are Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets, packed with major brands and boutique independents.

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Markets

Don’t miss Birmingham’s amazing markets – whether it’s the 850-year old Bullring markets or the...

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Jewellery Quarter

Home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in...

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Getting Married in Birmingham

We have everything covered from the rings right up to the venue itself.

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Culture

Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

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Theatre

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Music

A huge arena tour or an intimate gig?  You’ll find it here.

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Film

Multiplexes, the UK’s oldest working cinema or art house cool?

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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See More, Feel More

Come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

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Sporting highlights

Rugby World Cup 2015

Birmingham will be playing a key role in the delivery of the Rugby World Cup...

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Cricket

Edgbaston: synonymous with world class international cricket.

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Football

With five top clubs there’s real football choice here.

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Golf

Birmingham offers some outstanding golf courses.

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All sporting events

There’s always something, or someone, to cheer for here

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