Outside London city, there lies most populous British city which is also entitled as a metropolitan borough standing proudly on the small River Rea. Being located at the heart of West Midlands England region, Birmingham city has always been important in English history and home to Brummies, the city is packed 571 parks in total to hold the status of one and only European city having more than six million trees. Sadistically, such beautiful city channel with a hilly backdrop was bombed in 1940 that damaged lots of architectural masterpieces of Birmingham. Still, the city offers plenty of beautiful and natural gems of Birmingham city, to explore and bask in tranquility in hustle and bustle of the industrial town of England.
Today we have narrow-listed the Top 10 Best Tourist Places In Birmingham, ranging from natural gems i.e. Cannon Hill Park to man-made wonders i.e. Symphony Hall of Birmingham city, which are mandatory for memorable trip time.
10) Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Merely a mile and a half away from Birmingham downtown, these botanical gardens loaded with 7,000 different plants and exotic birds is a real treat for nature lovers. Literally there are some birds which are entertaining the visitors from past 30 years. Laid out magnificently over 15 acres, this botanical garden really amazed everyone and it is highly recommended in Birmingham city to relish Christmas lights in the evening. Brilliant music to dance, hot coffee and snacks make this place really fun!
9) Cadbury World
Worthy of every cent, the Cadbury World is there for unforgettable family fun! Basically it is a self-guided tour, introduced by Cadbury chocolate company to educate history and manufacturing of chocolate from cocoa beans, available only in two locations i.e. Birmingham, United Kingdom; and Dunedin, New Zealand. Who would not adore the chocolate day trip; yeah if someone is mentally retard to resist heaven of chocolate? Ideal for all ages, as they offers a lot more than buying and craving for chocolates, that includes Cadbury café offering hearty main meals, chocolate museum, gift shop and a visit to BOURNVILLE VILLAGE for studying the achievements of Cadbury brothers and 4D rollercoaster ride.
8) St Philip’s Cathedral
An iconic Georgian baroque cathedral, beautiful and magnificent both inside and out, the St Philip’s Cathedral is known for spending couple of hours watching gravestones, notable stained glass windows, and events. Absorbing some spectacular baroque elements, a visit to this church is must for exploring monuments and headstones along with its sublime pre-Raphaelite pigmented windows-not to be found anywhere else in England.
7) National Sea Life Centre
Featuring more than 60 displays of marine life creatures, the national sea life center is favorite hangout spot for tourists in Birmingham city. Crammed with over 2,000 water animals, the place is loaded with entertainment along with its fully transparent 360-degree underwater tunnel, which cannot be found elsewhere in the UK. Such place really deserves a visit in Birmingham place, stuffed with giant sea turtles, sharks, penguins, and incredible sea-horses at one single place.
6) Moseley Bog, Birmingham
Lying in the Mosley area of Birmingham, it is a local Nature reserve known for its stunning beauty. A place which would be a great idea to observe the beauty of nature is Mosley Bog, the real gem of city to escape the industrial atmosphere and monotonous routines of Birmingham city. Easily accessible for family day out and a fabulous spot for pets to socialize makes Mosley Bog great woodland. It would be really surprising for the fans of books ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and The Hobbit, that Moseley Bog has been an inspiration of his author who literally termed it as ‘a lost paradise’.
5) Lapworth Museum of Geology, Birmingham
In actuality, it is an amusement center, more like a curate museum which is owned by University of Birmingham to educate the masses about earth stones, fluorescent mineral and journey of living creatures. Suitable and entertaining for all ages, the museum holds a fact finding questionnaire segment to keep the visitors engage and spend a quality time. The place really keeps an interactive and informative atmosphere for the tourists, a bit different than other tourist attractions amongst the concrete jungle of Birmingham city. While in Birmingham, it would be regretful to skip such valuable geological and archeological artifacts exhibits.
4) Cannon Hill Park
Stretched over an area of 250 acres, the Cannon Hill Park is proud of Birmingham city, which is literally the landmark of town. Brimmed with woodland and sport areas, it has become popular park for several recreational activities i.e. boating, fishing, playing tennis and so much more. Not in mood to interact with gals, sit alone over the green natural cushions of historic Victorian gardens or watch films with your gang under the sky. What makes it a favorite tourist attraction of Birmingham city is affordable entry ticket to enjoy infinite leisure activities of gold, biking, roaming around with your dear ones or just spend quality time alone to connect the soul with nature.
3) The Electric, Birmingham
To make your trip of Birmingham happening, it is highly recommended to watch a movie in this oldest working cinema of England, The Electric. Perched at the station street, the cinema is classic place for watching latest movies in 4D qualities sitting over comfy sofas. A great idea that promises value for money fun is visiting this quaint little old school cinema in Birmingham, England. (Note: There is an option to buy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages too and yeah children are not allowed.)
2) Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
It is a proud and largest independent museum trust, standing contemptuously in Chamberlain Square, Birmingham. Being one of the most visited museums nationally, this Victorian styled museum is real gem of Birmingham city. Featuring a diverse range of international importance of 80,000 objects including fine arts, jewelry, ceramics, natural history and so much ancient items, makes it an unforgettable destination in Europe tour. One must not take the tour for granted, as this allows a lot to explore including 40 different galleries and chance to sneak peak the Birmingham’s rich and vibrant past.
(Note: Most of the time, the entry is free except few major exhibitions in the Gas Hall).
1) Bull Ring, Birmingham
Before an official inauguration in 2003, this shopping mall has been an essential feature of Birmingham from the times of middle Ages. With 140 no. of stores and services, it is prime commercial site of the city. Easily accessible, suiting to all budgets and catering ocean of tastes, this place is a heaven for people. Busy but not crowded and brands all over but affordable, all such features makes it a big YES to explore! No matter if you are on date, honeymoon or family trip, there are so much retailer options, which have everything for everyone.