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Birmingham day trips

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Birmingham day trips

My husband and I are staying in Birmingham for 2 nights, Is there any day trips by coach we can take to Warwick or any other interesting place close by?

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1. Re: Birmingham day trips

Warwick is far easier to reach by train - a frequent service from Moor Street station

You will want Warwick station - not Warwick Parkway

Stratford on Avon is also easily accessible by train - and by bus as well

No need to book - al are turn up and go services

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2. Re: Birmingham day trips

Lichfield is a nice town with a pretty cathedral and is just half an hour from Birmingham New Street on the train. Worcester and the Malverns are also easy to get to by train, from Birmingham Moor Street or Snow Hill.

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3. Re: Birmingham day trips

Don't bother with the Lichfield suggestion. Other than the cathedral it has nothing. Even half of the shops are closed. You will only end up disappointed.

Stratford upon Avon is an excellent suggestion and a great place to visit.

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4. Re: Birmingham day trips

I agree with the Warwick or Stratford suggestions.

Birmingham is also a fab place to spend a couple of days too!

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5. Re: Birmingham day trips

Since you are from there, what do you suggest to do in Birmingham?

we are staying at the Crowne Plaza NEC

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The Crowne Plaza NEC hotel is actually about 5 miles out of the city centre, near Birmingham airport.

To be honest it is not the best place to stay as there is very little to do there. The NEC (National Exhibition Centre) is a huge conference centre and the hotel is mainly there to serve people attending conferences at the NEC. Or maybe you are attending a conference there?

Note the trains to Warwick and Stratford run from the centre of Birmingham (Moor Street station).

However Birmingham International Train station is near the hotel so you can get the train from there IN to Birmingham (it arrives at New Street station).

It is then a short walk to Moor Street station with access to Stratford and Warwick.

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7. Re: Birmingham day trips

Birmingham- barber institute, Birmingham museum and art gallery, back to backs, the shops! Balti triangle, several Michelin starred restaurants, the Barton arms in Newtown, just because it is fab food in a listed Victorian camra pub. The canals, the canal tours, theatres,

Outside of Birmingham ) and near your hotel) kernel worth castle, pack wood house, badesley Clinton.

I will keep thinking of more.

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8. Re: Birmingham day trips

Aston Hall, the Jewellry Quarter!

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Kenilworth even!

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10. Re: Birmingham day trips

Cricket at edgbaston ( take a picnic via m and s or the Lebanese cafe on Mary st round the corner) if it is cricket season.

The mac

Cannon hill park

Football if you come in season.

Not sure when you are coming, but always worth seeing what is on at the Alex, rep, hippodrome, symphony hall and nia.

Pantomime if it has started

Christmas markets if they have started