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Stay For the Weekend: Visit Birmingham

Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom besides  London. As such, Birmingham has a lot to offer those who come through and visit. With a wide variety of restaurants, entertainment, culture, sport and nightlife it’s the perfect short break destination.

Birmingham boasts several world class football teams, with two currently enjoying Premier League status – West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa. Consequently a lot of people visit the city for the match and decide to stay on for the Weekend. One of the city’s major draws in Cadbury World, but it also hosts the National Exhibition Centre, National Sealife Centre, The Bullring and ThinkTank, the science museum.

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Nearby Premier League clubs: Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion

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Have Fun in Birmingham

With beautiful architecture, ranging from contemporary buildings to structures that have been standing for centuries, Birmingham is an architect’s dream for building study. However it also has a lot to offer those who simply want to have some fun!

Birmingham Symphony Hall

One of the most popular attractions to visit in Birmingham is the world famous Symphony Hall. With capacity to hold over 2,000 visitors, the venue holds concerts in a diverse range of genres, including Jazz, Classical, and Pop.

One of Birmingham’s most famous landmarks is the Old Iron Bridge. This impressive structure is the world’s first iron bridge, making it an internationally renowned piece of engineering history.

St Paul’s Church and St Philip’s Cathedral are fantastic opportunities for those wanting to see some of Birmingham’s older architecture. England is filled with beautiful religious architecture, and Birmingham doesn’t disappoint in this regard. Blakesley Hall and St Chad’s Cathedral also offer great sights for the more architecturally inclined traveler.

Birmingham is known for its high quality shopping centre. There is something for everyone at the Bullring, a nationally renowned mall that caters for all budgets and styles. The centre of town also offers  a plethora of eateries for foodies visiting the city.

Birmingham is one of those cities that make taking a quick pass through extremely difficult, as it has so much to offer. You could easily spend a week in the city and still only have seen half or less of what it has to offer. Thus, it is important that you plan out what it is you want to see before you stop off in Birmingham. It will allow you to get to the things you want, and see a historic piece of the industrial revolution. It may even give you the perfect reason to come back again later on.

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