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Anywhere nice to stay/visit near Cadbury World?

Richmond
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Anywhere nice to stay/visit near Cadbury World?

We're travelling from Mallory Park in Leicestershire for an event today to Cadbury World tomorrow, and are looking for somewhere nice to stay/look around for a couple of hours not too far from Cadbury World.

Any recommendations??

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1. Re: Anywhere nice to stay/visit near Cadbury World?

Birmingham city center is the closest place really, you could visit Brindley place/the mailbox along side the canals with some nice places to eat or shop at the bullring.

Or on the other side you could go by lickey hills or clent hills for countryside walks or pubs.

Depends on what you want to do.

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2. Re: Anywhere nice to stay/visit near Cadbury World?

Perhaps the Jewellery Quarter in B'ham? http://bit.ly/LK9q8t

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3. Re: Anywhere nice to stay/visit near Cadbury World?

Well Cadbury World is in the middle of Bournville.

When the Cadbury family moved out of Birmingham city centre into the country in the late 1800s they wanted to build a "planned comminuty" for their workers.

So they set about building the village around the factory, which they called Bournville (they wanted it to sound French).

They made sure there were plenty of amenities, that the houses were a decent size, and that each garden was large enough to grow vegetables (to keep their workers healthy).

They also made sure that the roads were wider than the houses were high, to make the place seem roomy.

They built outdoor facilities, cricket pitches, sports areas and so on.

And because they were Quakers they would not allow any pubs (there are still no pubs in Bournville).

The "centre" of Bournville is still very attractive, with some interesting buildings, and you may learn more about the Cadbury family going round Bournville than going round Cadbury World.

More here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bournville

https://www.bvt.org.uk/

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4. Re: Anywhere nice to stay/visit near Cadbury World?

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The Michael Portillo railway series did an interesting item about the Bourneville community that the Cadbury Quakers built.

On YouTube below.

Cadbury is now American owned by the Kraft company, known for making processed cheese.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JxG7ajBSe4

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