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1. Perrott's Folly

3.5 of 5 bubbles12
Observation Decks & TowersEdgbaston

HistoryNeedsYou
By HistoryNeedsYou
Perrott's folly is a Georgian gem surrounded by modern housing. Climb up the winding staircase and discover wonderful...

2. Telecom Tower

3.0 of 5 bubbles32
Observation Decks & TowersLadywood

Pandamedic
By Pandamedic
There's not much to say about this tower except its pretty high and you can see it from the outskirts of the city if...

3. Big Brum

4.0 of 5 bubbles15
Observation Decks & TowersLadywood

percyvakil
By percyvakil
This elegant clock tower faces Chamberlain Square but can also be seen from Victoria Square which are sort of...
Observation Decks & Towers

293neilk
By 293neilk
This is a walkway protruding from the building, the views you get from the walkway are superb especially of St Martin...

5. Rotunda Square

5.0 of 5 bubbles2
Architectural BuildingsLadywood

therichastill
By therichastill
Rotunda Square is at the foot of the Rotunda which is a large cylindrical tower in the centre of Birmingham.
Architectural BuildingsLadywood
Architectural BuildingsLadywood
Architectural BuildingsLadywood

293neilk
By 293neilk
The Priory Square Clock Tower is easy to locate on Priory Square in the Square Shopping Centre....

What travellers are saying

  • Steve W
    Karratha, Australia1,176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perrott's Folly is said to have inspired Orthanc tower in The Two Towers, book two in The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J R R Tolkien.
    It seems the chances of entering it are difficult at best. The day I chose it was closed due to an art group rescheduling their meeting.
    That being said, it's external condition is still good and it's place in literary history is set as long as LOTR has a following.
    The second tower is within the Edgbaston Waterworks a short walk from Perret's Folly, along Waterworks Road. This would inspire the tower of Minas Morgul in The Two Towers, as I remember the book.
    Written 9 May 2017
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  • Wandering Wonderings
    Hastings, UK3,245 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very tall tower on the Brum skyline. Not quite sure what its purpose is and seems you can't go up it. Waste of a tall tower in a large city IMO.
    Written 2 March 2019
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  • Amin A
    Repton, UK1,879 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's not Big Ben but to Birmingham it's big enough and rightfully so. It is quite a landmark that can been seen from a distance. A good landmark to keep your bearings around the city.
    Written 27 November 2016
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  • brian t
    Southend-on-Sea, UK523 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    IT is nice to see a vibrant shopping centre still thriving such as the bullring area of shops, There is a large contingent of upmarket shops under cover, and then the large area of the high street with assorted retail shops and eateries! our vist was on a cold april sunday morning when many towns would still be half asleep, so pleasantry surprised a busy hub of activity. I suppose mention must be made of the highly impressive BIG bronze bull in the high street a magnet for one and all for selfies or family photos.......
    Written 19 April 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK3,129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rotunda Square is at the foot of the Rotunda which is a large cylindrical tower in the centre of Birmingham. It is also right next to the Bullring shopping centre. It gets lots of footfall as it has these things close to it and is surrounded by shops so I would suggest it is a god place to meet your friends or family if you get lost.

    There are always lots of things happening nearby so it is a good focal point.

    Definitely recommended for a place to visit for a quick rest then move on.
    Written 5 August 2023
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK830,104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Now one of Birmingham's must go tourist destinations Brindleyplace was once the location of all manner of factories but with the decline of the industries around the UK in the 1970's swiftly fell into decline but with major investment over the years Brindleyplace was regenerated with its former factory buildings converted to pubs,bars and restaurants and the like ,new buildings constructed such as Three Brindleyplace which was built between 1996 - 1998 ,its distinctive tower looks superb, easily dominates the immediate area, adds to the joy of walking around this canal area .
    Most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
    Written 23 September 2020
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK830,104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brindleyplace is one of Birmingham's most popular tourist destinations, a canal area that once run down has now been rejuvenated ,lots of pubs,bars and restaurants and One Brindleyplace is one such building that houses some bars ,the building looks superb ,a red bricked facade ,home to All Bar One ,looking out over the canals ,One Brindleyplace is very photogenic, makes for some great photographic opportunities and is easy to locate in Brindleyplace.
    Most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
    Written 25 September 2020
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK830,104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My twin brother Stephen and I were wandering around this part of town and ended up walking through The Square Shopping Centre and one of the most distinctive features of this shopping square is the wonderful clock tower ,its a very photogenic tower ,makes for some great photographic opportunities ,we visited Coffee Time Cafe which is housed in the clock tower and it was good sitting in their courtyard and taking in the great views of this superb looking clock tower .
    The Priory Square Clock Tower is easy to locate on Priory Square in the Square Shopping Centre.
    Written 20 September 2020
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