Located in West Midlands, Birmingham, a cultural destination and shoppers’ paradise in present times, was known as the ‘Workshop of the World’ and ‘City of 1000 Trades’ in the Victorian era. It is the second largest city in Britain and offers a huge range of attractions and activities. Visiting art galleries or going on a leisurely canal cruise or having drinks at a bar or shopping, you can have your pick to enjoy your time there.
The city may not be very picturesque but you should take cheap flights to Birmingham to witness its superior architecture, art and culture.
Located at the heart of several canals, Birmingham is popular for its canal cruises. It is a great way to explore the city or simply spending quality time with your loved ones. Second City Boats offers educational boat trips as well as leisure ones.
Ashton Hall is a Jacobean mansion built between the years 1618 and 1635. It contains artwork and period rooms. You can still see the signs of the cannon damage that was done during the English Civil War. The hall is the inspiration behind the construction of ‘Bracebridge Hall’.
If art fascinates you, visit the Barber Institute of Fine Arts to see some of the greatest pieces of Pre-Raphaelite art. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery also houses some Pre- Raphaelite paintings and temporary art exhibitions.
Cadbury World, the huge chocolate factory, is undoubtedly a reason to take cheap flights to Birmingham for all chocolate lovers. The tour will inform you about the history of chocolate and the Cadbury Company and also give a quick peep at the floors of the factory. And to top it all, you can get some chocolates for free!
If you are interested in science, do not miss visiting Thinktank Planetarium. Witness the making and powering of steam engines and see what happens to the food you eat. This digital planetarium also offers you a 360 degree view of the world of astrology.
Winterbourne House and Garden exemplify English Edwardian architecture. With some beautiful collections of plants, the gardens are picturesque and idyllic.
Book one of the comfortable hotels in Birmingham to relax and enjoy the city.