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A vibrant city with its rich history and culture: Discover Birmingham

Cuisine, Culture, Nature

Birmingham is the youngest European city that has more than 40% of its population under the age of 25. Together with its diverse culture and rich history, this creates a lively city that is definitely worth a visit. 

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The second largest city in the UK / Located in the West Midlands region of England


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Summers are short and warm; winters are long and very cold

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Birmingham International Airport


Visit musems, go to a concert, enjoy parks and nature

Birmingham was the first manufacturing town in the world and boasts 35 miles of canal waterways. The city boasts more open space than any other of its size in Europe. A city of world cultures and the most culturally mixed city in the UK with its heritage and culture and classes diversity as its strength. The city is the centre of the Asian Music Industry and has many festivals of the arts showcased throughout.

What Is Birmingham Best Known For?

Birmingham is a thriving metropolitan city with a lot to offer. The city has more canals than Venice and more open space than any other city of its size in Europe. A bustling city centre and top attractions such as Cadbury's World, LEGOLAND and the Sea Life Centre and the UK's biggest German Market make this a very attractive city to visit.

  • Cuisine
  • Culture
  • Nature

Birmingham Cuisine

Birmingham Cuisine Birmingham Balti
Birmingham Balti

Thanks to the city's rich heritage a lot of the cuisine in the city has amazing international flavours. The dish is so popular in Birmingham that Balti Houses have become a part of local life. A Balti is a type of curry that is famous thanks to the large steel or iron dish that is traditionally used to cook the food in. To experience a real Birmingham Balti, make sure you head to Balti Triangle. Three streets that are littered with Balti Houses, Ladypool Road, Stoney Lane and Stratford Road. Having a Birmingham Balti is a must to add to your Birmingham things to do list.

Birmingham Cuisine Shrewsbury Cakes
Shrewsbury Cakes

A lovely traditional dessert that originated nearby in Shrewsbury dating back to the 18th century, a cross between a cake and a biscuit. Usually, it includes dried fruit and some lemon zest for extra flavour. If you like shortbread you will love a Shrewsbury Cake.

Birmingham Culture

Birmingham Culture Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham Hippodrome

The Birmingham Hippodrome is the home of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. The Hippodrome has seating for 1850 people. Throughout the year there are various performances of ballets and musicals. Once you have booked your flights, it's highly recommended to check the website and see what performances you could enjoy during your visit and pre book tickets in advance to secure your place.

Birmingham Culture Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Opened in 1885, this famous Birmingham landmark is a must see. Inside of the Birmingham Museum there are 40 permanent galleries and temporary exhibits, there are many different displays from fine arts, social history and ethnography. The museum is famous for having the world's largest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings which they are extremely proud of and a popular exhibit for many to admire and much more. 

Birmingham Culture Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle

19 miles outside of Birmingham you will find the beautiful Warwick Castle, set in the heart of Shakespeare's England. The Castle is over 1100 years old and is set in a beautiful landscaped grounds that spans over 64 acres. Throughout the year the castle puts on spectacular shows and exhilarating experiences transporting you back to historical times with real life performances, describing ancient stories in an amazing way with real life special effects and awesome stunts. Why not take the time to explore the dungeons and become part of the interactive show! A day not to be missed! One of the most historic locations in Europe! A must to add to your Birmingham things to do list.

Birmingham Nature

Birmingham Nature Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is set in 15 acres of a beautiful landscaped greenery. The gardens boast 4 greenhouses all with their very own climate. The Tropical climate boasts a lily pool, Subtropical has Palms and orchids on display as well as the Mediterranean and arid climate that you can enjoy and discover. Outside the gardens are stunning and are an idyllic place to take a stroll. A must to add to your Birmingham things to do list if you enjoy nature.

Birmingham Nature Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is a fun day out for all of the family. The Park is home to many animals from across the world and endangered species, playing an important role in the conservation of these animals. Some of the more popular animals in the park include Lemurs, red pandas, meerkat, wallabies, otters and monkeys.

Birmingham Nature Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park

Cannon Hill Park has Green Flag status and is one of the nicest parks in Birmingham. The Park boasts a beautiful array of flowerbeds, a collection of amazing trees, lakes and pools. Within the park you will find a conservation area that Includes a woodland that spans 5 acres known as RSPB Centenary Plantation and a stunning wildflower meadow. There is ample opportunity to enjoy a walk or bike ride on one of the many walkways or cycle routes along the River Rea. For those that feel like something different why not make use of the tennis court, bowling or putting green. Children can enjoy the play areas and the boat hire on the lake during the summer. There are many idyllic picnic spots to enjoy an al fresco lunch making the park a perfect place to spend the day. A must to add to your Birmingham to do list if the weather is dry.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Birmingham

How long is the flight from Birmingham to Dalaman?

The flight is 4hrs and 5 minutes.

Is the flight from Birmingham to Dalaman direct?

Yes, all Corendon airlines flights are direct.

What's the best time to visit Birmingham?

The best time to visit is Mid-June to the end of August when the weather may be warmer.

How do I get from Birmingham Airport to London?

Getting to London is easy, the airport has trains that run frequently direct to London.

Are there good shopping opportunities in Birmingham?

Birmingham has excellent shopping opportunities. You can find something for everybody.


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Destination airport: Birmingham (BHX)  
Antalya - Birmingham flight duration    4:45 hours
Dalaman - Birmingham flight duration    4:25 hours


Transportation in Birmingham

Birmingham is one of the biggest cities in the United Kingdom. Thanks to this, it is a major transport hub due to its location in Central Europe. The city has a comprehensive web of transportation options and it is well connected by rail, road and water. You can reach anywhere by probably more than one transportation options in the city.

Accommodation in Birmingham

Birmingham accommodation is varied with hotels to suit all budgets. The city offers everything from hostels, mid-range chain hotels to 5* luxury. The best area to stay in Birmingham is the city centre, staying in the centre makes visiting a lot of the top attractions easy, and gives you a chance to discover the atmosphere in the heart of the city. For those that would prefer to be more central to the lively nightlife we recommend staying in the Westside, just west of the city centre and a great location for those who would like to spend more time enjoying some of the city parks and close to the National Sea Life Centre. There is a vast option of hotels available some being outside of the city in the nearby towns and with good public transport on offer these can be a good choice when hotels are in peak times. When booking accommodation in the UK we recommend that you book in advance as in most cases you will find cheaper prices available the earlier you book.

Weather in Birmingham

Birmingham has a maritime climate with short summers that are comfortable and partly cloudy and long winters that are very cold, windy and cloudy. Temperatures rarely go below -5 Celsius degree or above 26 Celsius degree. The best time to visit Birmingham with more chance of warm or dry weather is between the end of June and end of August.

11 C Scattered Clouds
TODAY Sep 30, Sat
  • Oct 1, Sun 19 Light Rain
  • Oct 2, Mon 18 Overcast Clouds
  • Oct 3, Tue 16 Scattered Clouds
  • Oct 4, Wed 17 Scattered Clouds
  • Oct 5, Thu 12 Overcast Clouds

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