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Birmingham Attractions

The attractions in Birmingham have something for everyone from the The National Exhibition Centre to Cadbury World. Days out in Birmingham are wonderful. Whether you come to Birmingham for a day out, weekend or a week there is so much to do and so many attractions you will have a hard time deciding what to do and what to visit. Birmingham days out are fun for people of all ages from children to adults there is something for everyone.

The National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

The National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is the seventh largest exhibition centre in Europe. It is near junction 6 of the M42 motorway, and is adjacent to Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham International railway station. It has 20 interconnected halls, set in 628 acres (3 kmĀ²). The NEC Arena, host to large music concerts, is part of the complex. The 11,000 capacity NEC Arena was the largest multi-purpose arena in the UK when opening in the mid-1980s and although not the largest it is still a popular venue for touring acts. In the 1980s and on it hosted performances by Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, U2, Shania Twain, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, The Who, and Neil Diamond. Several artists and groups have played at the NEC Arena on more than one occasion including Status Quo, R.E.M., Fleetwood Mac and Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue. Together, The NEC and The NEC Arena host over 5 million visitors each year.

Hotels near The National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel4 starfrom £51.75
Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC4 starfrom £65.00
ibis Styles Birmingham Airport NEC3 starfrom £50.15
Premier Inn Birmingham NECAirport3 starfrom £62.00
Arden Hotel And Leisure Club3 starfrom £49.50
Cadbury World

Cadbury World

Birmingham's very own chocolate paradise, a unique place to indulge all of your senses. Its attraction is a fun, educational multimedia attraction dedicated to the story of Cadbury and chocolate. Cadbury World has now launched two fantastic new attractions called Essence and Purple Planet. Please check the opening schedule and book tickets before arriving. To avoid long delays reserve your tickets online, alternatively call our booking line on: 0845 450 3599.

Hotels near Cadbury World
The Beeches from £36.80
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre from £43.50
Kensington Hotel2 starfrom £40.00
Awentsbury Hotel near Birmingham University2 starfrom £24.99
The Avenue Club and Lodge from £30.00
Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum

The Museum is essentially an urban heritage park to which buildings from throughout the Black Country have been relocated and are brought to life to tell the story of the area's rich heritage. On a site of more than 10 hectares over 40 buildings have been built ranging in scale from the massive entrance building, the relocated Rolfe Street baths complex, to a small outside toilet each building appear to reflect some element of the Black Country's rich past. The Museum site is not all buildings with areas of apparently derelict land, the result of coal mining, linking the Museum village to the mining area and the entrance. Electric tramcars, trolleybuses and other period vehicles run between the various buildings and a visit takes on average at least 4 hours. You can go underground into the coal mine, take a trip on a canal narrowboat into the famous Dudley Canal Caverns (additional charge), to spend a day soaking up the atmosphere of this very different museum where costumed demonstrators and living characters bring the story of the buildings to life.

Hotels near Black Country Living Museum
Village Hotel Birmingham Dudley3 starfrom £45.00
Station Hotel2 starfrom £35.00
Silverdale Hotel from £50.00
Quality Hotel Dudley from £45.00
Parsons Street from £40.00

Other Attraction near Birmingham

  • Alton Towers - Alton Towers has beautiful landscaped gardens and is a massive adventure park.
  • Donington Park - Fast action at this Grand Prix racing circuit. Cars and motorcycle racing.
  • National Motorcycle Museum - huge collection of over 700 British made motorcycles from 1898 onwards.