The Region

Take a day trip and explore the beautiful Heart of England.

 

The Heart of England is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the bright lights of Birmingham. Take some time to explore some of the most interesting and idyllic areas that England has to offer.

Whether you’re following your taste-buds, your fashion sense or your passion for history, there’s a part of the Birmingham region that’s perfect for you. Or why not stay a while and sample it all!

Solihull

For designer brand shopping and a cosmopolitan cafe culture, pop over to Solihull, home of The LG Arena and NEC.

The Black Country

Go back in time, stand in the cradle of the industrial revolution and see how this small corner of the West Midlands helped to shape the industrialised world.

Herefordshire

Herefordshire isn’t called ‘the Land of Milk and Honey’ for nothing. It’s famous for its farm-fresh food and locally-made cider.

Shropshire

Beautiful landscapes and interesting medieval market towns provide endless possibilities to entertain and inspire the whole family in Shropshire.

Staffordshire

Staffordshire is famous for the Anglo Saxon Hoard of Gold and its world-renowned Potteries.




Warwickshire

Visit Shakespeare’s home town, learn about the lovely Lady Godiva in Coventry, or do battle with knights at the extraordinary Warwick Castle.

Worcestershire

Stunning cathedrals, idyllic market towns, rare white lions and a popular outside toilet? It can only be Worcestershire.

Essentials

Maps & Guides

Maps & Guides for your visit.

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Getting around

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Explore

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Festivals & events

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Upcoming festivals

Birmingham Pride

23 & 24 May - The biggest two day LGBT party in the UK returns.

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Supersonic

11-14 June - one of the UK’s premier experimental music and arts festivals.

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BE Festival

23-27 June - celebrating the best of European theatre.

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Colmore Food Festival 2015

3 & 4 July - The fifth annual Colmore Food Festival

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Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

3-12 July - bringing top drawer players from across the world.

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Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival

10-12 July - see some of the best artists from the Jazz, Funk & Soul world.

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Sporting highlights

Sainsbury's Summer Series

7 June & 3-5 July - The world’s best athletes come to Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium/

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Rugby World Cup 2015

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

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All sporting events

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

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Culture

Art Galleries

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

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Stage & Screen

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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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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