Birmingham may be the second biggest city in the UK, but it does not necessarily have the best reputation as a holiday destination. And yet, the city has much to offer and is eagerly following Manchester in becoming a hip, happening place to be with a focus on food and drink, culture, nightlife and even history. While Birmingham was badly hit during the War, you can still explore its rich history going back thousands of years in more than half a dozen different museums such as the fascinating Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. “Birmingyum” is the new nickname for Brum, promoting its stylish eateries as well as many eclectic foodie events. Culturally, Birmingham attracts with ballet, theatre, numerous art galleries and of course frequent and diverse concerts.
Renting holiday accommodation in Birmingham
Birmingham certainly does have its fair share of hotels and B&Bs, many catering to business travellers. But if you want to add a bit of luxury to your stay, you can also find a wide range of apartments in Birmingham which you can rent directly from the landlord, often at a far lower cost than a hotel room. This is particularly convenient for family holidays, where you want to have common areas for everyone to converge. Select one of the many holiday rentals at HouseTrip.com for a perfect Birmingham break!
Where to stay in Birmingham
You can rent an affordable, spacious holiday apartment in the city centre, within walking distance to amenities and attractions, and spend a relaxed time in Birmingham. You will not be dependent on early breakfast times or curfews, but can take your time over your morning cup of tea while discussing what to do with the day ahead of you. In the evening you have the choice of going to one of the countless stylish restaurants Brum has on offer, or alternatively have a quiet night in with some take away in front of the telly. Self-catered accomodation takes the stress out of travelling and allows you to have a home away from home!
Birmingham with the family
There are any number of attractions in Birmingham that will keep visitors of all ages on their toes. Kids will definitely love the unavoidable Cadbury World with chocolate-themed fun in fourteen different zones. Slightly older children will enjoy the adrenaline kicks of the National Paintballing Fields, a movie themed adventure park where you can recreate Hollywood scenarios with your paintball troops. Combine knowledge and fun with a day out at the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum which brings a new, interactive approach to learning about science. If you want to get out into the countryside, take a trip to the nearby Warwick Castle or get up close and personal with the animals at Dudley Zoo. One thing's for certain, you won't be bored with a family holiday in Birmingham!