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Destination of the month

Welcome to Birmingham

Birmingham, the 19th century manufacturing powerhouse of Britain, has emerged in recent years as a city of refined culture and fine dining.

Flying to Birmingham

Aer Lingus flies daily to Birmingham year round.

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Things to do here

Britain’s second largest city has replaced the urban grittiness of its 19th century industrial past for a more refined existence today. The city’s Symphony Hall and Public Library are simply world class. The iconic Bullring shopping centre has become a central focus for the modern Birmingham and the city boasts plenty of public spaces and parks. Birmingham is also crisscrossed with delightful canals -  the locals like to point out - more than exist in Venice. 

 

To Eat

  1. Purnell’s serves great food in a red brick Victorian building in the city centre.  
  2. Adam’s is an award winning local favourite with a constantly changing menu of seasonal dishes.

To Stay

  1. Hotel du Vin is on the site of a former eye hospital and offers modern contemporary design. 
  2. The ultra-modern Clayton Hotel Birmingham is just minutes from the Bullring shopping centre.

Birmingham Back to Backs Tour

An engaging recounting of the lives and struggles of workers and their families during the Industrial Revolution.
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Jewellery Quarter Culture

Restored factories and museums adorn the streets of this quarter which thrived in the early 20th century.
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Hippodrome Culture

Featuring a world class program of opera, musicals and ballet.One of the city's cultural gems.
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Library of Birmingham Tour

This is Europe’s largest public library and it also boasts two secret gardens and panoramic views of the city.
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