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The population of this city is 1,000,000.
Birmingham isn't too far away from Redditch, which is located 19 kilometres to the south. London, the nation's capital, is to be found 160 kilometres to the southeast.
If you've heard about Birmingham, you've heard of Bullring Shopping Centre and the International Convention Centre. Why not seize the opportunity to see them in the flesh?
If you're travelling with the entire family, outings to The Falconry Centre and Treasure Island are sure to make you popular. Young ones still up for more? Keep the excitement going with a trip to Hickory Dickory's Playhouse and Acocks Green Bowl.
Walking into National Sea Life Centre is like jumping off a boat into the ocean, but without needing to use a wetsuit! Here you'll get to see all kinds of incredible aquatic creatures.
Want to explore the wildest spot in town? Then plan an excursion to the Dudley Zoo and Castle, where the entire family can come face-to-face with some of the wonders of the animal kingdom.
Got a date with Lady Luck? Challenge the roulette dealer at the Genting Club Star City Casino or the Castle Casino. Or, if you're not the betting sort, grab a cocktail and just absorb the high-stakes atmosphere! The Grosvenor G Casino and the Broadway Casino are also highly recommended.
Botanical experts and novices alike will be glad to find out about this area's wide-ranging plant collections. For a blossom-filled day, start off with a walk around the winding pathways at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. After that, head on over to the Winterbourne Botanic Garden, where the diversity of species alone is sure to knock your socks off. For those travellers who are more committed, the Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens and the David Austin Roses also have some nice floral exhibits.
Remember those worry-free childhood days spent lying down in the grass watching clouds drift by? Relive those memories at Cannon Hill Park and Shirley Park. You can also settle back with your favourite magazine and watch life pass by at Malvern Park and Coombe Abbey Country Park.
Keep your eyes open for vibrant waterbirds as you walk by the water's edge at Pendigo Lake.
You probably know about its best shopping centres or squares, but don't forget that Birmingham has some pleasant natural havens too. Sutton Park and Kingsbury Water Park are two to keep in the front of your mind. For some extra breathing space, make your way to Woodgate Valley Country Park and Lickey Hills Country Park.
If you're looking for a couple of peaceful places to collect your thoughts and maybe even learn a thing or two, head to the National Motorcycle Museum and the Coventry Transport Museum. Check for walking tours or just study the interesting exhibits on your own. The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and the Walsall Leather Museum are also worthwhile alternatives.
Science freaks and geeks will be right at home at the Thinktank. Showcasing even more fascinating cutting-edge discoveries, the displays at the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum are sure to spark your curiosity.
Whatever genre of art tickles your fancy, you'll find it in Birmingham. Why not begin your day of exhibition hopping at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Ikon Gallery? The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the Wolverhampton Art Gallery are not to be missed either.
Come face to face with the fascinating backstory of this city and its surrounds at the Dudley Museum and Art Gallery and the Birmingham Back to Backs.
Birmingham has many unique historic sites. Why not begin your journey into the past at the Sarehole Mill and the University of Birmingham? If you have the time, Perrott's Folly and Red Palace should also be on your itinerary.
If you've ever fancied yourself living like a prince or princess, Warwick Castle should be high up on your travel itinerary. Just as magical, Huntly Castle looks like it's leapt straight out of a fairytale.
No matter your beliefs, Birmingham Cathedral and Coventry Cathedral are great places to nurture your spiritual side. Want to take a deeper look into Birmingham's religious customs? Continue on to St. Paul's Church and the Birmingham Central Mosque.
It's better to look over your life and say, 'I can't believe I did that,' rather than, 'I wish I had done that.' So, while you're in Birmingham you shouldn't miss the chance to pay a visit to some of the less famous attractions, such as StarCity and High Street. There's also plenty to keep you busy at the Library of Birmingham and Chinese Quarter.
It won't take you very long to book a comfy Birmingham hotel. There are more than 81 accommodations currently on lastminute.com.au.
Thrifty travellers can rest easy. Budget rooms await at the Bloc Hotel Birmingham and the Hotel Campanile Birmingham. These digs are proof that excellent service doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg. Alternatively, let the expert staff at the Staying Cool at the Rotunda or the New Hall Hotel & Spa take care of you. After all, what are vacations for if not splashing cash?
No journey to Birmingham would feel complete without a stop off at Bullring Shopping Centre. The Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham and the Clayton Hotel Birmingham are both within easy walking distance.
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Wonderful hotel with a great swimming pool, great service, and maintaining a very high level of comfort and service, close to great shopping at the Mail Box, family friendly bars and restaurants and walking distance to the newly refurbished New Street Station.
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