Birmingham is the second largest city in terms of population and industrial capacity in England. There are a lot of interesting memos and architectural masterpieces from the industrial revolution of the end of the XVIII – beginning XIX century. It was at this time that Birmingham reached its greatest economic development and importance within the country. Today we will talk about the sights of the city and the best tourist places.
Birmingham Chocolate Landmark
Birmingham has a wide range of tourist activities and entertainment for visitors and residents of the city. One of these places is Cadbury World. This is an amazing memo where everyone can learn the history of chocolate and see how he did. Cadbury Factory has a special exhibition center, where excursions and tours take place. By signing up for one such, you will learn how cocoa beans are grown, how they came to Birmingham, and how chocolate turned out later. There are also shops where visitors can purchase a wide range of Cadbury products at factory prices. So feel free to buy a ticket and go to the exciting chocolate world of Birmingham.
Across Birmingham on boats!
Few people know, but Birmingham was erected on several wide canals, the peak of development of which fell on the XVIII century. Now, these waterways offer a great way to see the city and the sights. The convenient location of the channels allows you to perfectly see the center of Birmingham and tourist areas. At your disposal are large family boats and boats for two. You can also order a guide who will tell you all the historical details and facts about the sights of Birmingham. This way of exploring architectural beauty is very popular, so hurry to book tickets for a romantic boat tour.
Entertainment in Birmingham
Karting club is one of the most popular ways to relax and have fun. For everyone who wants to get a dose of adrenaline, there are 4 major tracks, as well as small tracks for children. Do not forget to visit the karting club to show yourself on sharp turns, hold down the gas pedal to the end and stop the finish line in the first place!
“Star City” is another product of globalization, created specifically for “lazy tourists” who do not want to go far to eat, have fun and buy something new. The town develops every year, expanding at the expense of various casinos, cinemas, bars and entertainment venues. In fact, this landmark is created in order to kill time.
Few people know, but Birmingham is home to one of the first and most titled clubs in the UK – the 7-time Champion and winner of the England Cup, Aston Villa football club. There is also another professional club “Birmingham City”, whose history has been stretching since 1875.
House of Soviets – the pearl of Birmingham
The House of Soviets is the central municipal landmark of the city, a typical representative of Victorian architecture widely used in Birmingham. The purpose of the creation of this attraction was the placement of the city self-governing bodies, but the lack of funding for many years delayed the construction. Only in 1879 all the work was completed and the House of Soviets in the central square of the city was opened to visitors. A few years later, an amazing art gallery and museum opened here. The luxurious open balcony that overlooks Chamberlain Square still serves as a stage for performances during celebrations, parades and sports!
Central Attraction – Victoria Square
Victoria Square is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Birmingham. In the warm season, the square does not fall asleep for a minute. During the day, it is filled with local residents, all kinds of excursions and satisfied tourists with cameras. At night, you can see young people and curious tourists who want to explore all aspects of the life of an ordinary citizen of Birmingham. Everyone admires the local sights and takes pictures against the backdrop of an impressive fountain, known to everyone as the “Floozie in the Jacuzzi”. Also favored by a bronze statue of Queen Victoria, towering in the center above the square.
National Exhibition Center. Birmingham
Every year more than 180 international thematic exhibitions are held in Birmingham. All of them are held in the national exhibition center! It is the largest in the UK and the seventh largest in Europe. This gives a unique advantage to simultaneously hold several exhibitions in different exhibition halls and thus attract even more visitors. The place of interest is open all year round, so you will have no problems answering the question “What else to see?”.
Museum of the pen. Birmingham Attraction
Few people know, but not so long ago the city was famous all over the world for creating such a calligraphic tool as a pen. Visiting this place once, you will find out once the secret ways of making the best feathers in the world.