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Sightseeing in Birmingham - what to see. Complete travel guide

Note Birmingham is the second largest city of the United Kingdom. Here you will see many interesting places and many interesting people. Even today the population of Birmingham is very diverse. The reason for that is in ancestors of modern Birmingham residents. These were people who lived in colonies.
Choosing a hotel for a honeymoon or a regular joint vacation, pay attention to high-class Macdonald Burlington Hotel. It is housed in a chic Victorian-style building, the interior of its … Open
This city is quite old and it is mentioned for the first time yet in the “Book of the Doomsday” issued in 1086. The city becomes significantly popular in the 13th century because of its multiple fair-trades. Moreover, at that time one could buy high quality weapons there and there was constant high demand on that product.
In this city you can find all architectural styles that look very naturally together, making the city unforgettable and uniquely beautiful. The center Birmingham is the location of the International Convention Center that is widely known and popular for its beauty and refined design. Moreover, here you can see many important political meetings. From time to time famous politicians from different countries of the world come to Birmingham to participate in international negotiations. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Bullring shopping center is certainly the main shopping attraction of Birmingham. It is the largest and most interesting in the city. Previously, in the 12th century, there located the main … Open
One more famous sight is the local town hall. It was built in 1830 and still keeps attracting people from all over the world by its beauty and classical Victorian style. Of course, there are many cultural and historical places of interest in Birmingham.
One of the most unusual urban attractions is the Museum of Cadbury World, which is dedicated to the favourite treat of all - chocolate. During the tour, visitors of the museum will be told about how in 1824 the Cadbury company was founded in Birmingham. It has since become one of the world's largest chocolate manufacturers. Initially, it had no relation to chocolate, the company was engaged in the supply of coffee and tea from India. Mandatory part of the tour is the tasting of the popular sweets, and there is also a great shop in the museum. 
In Birmingham, guests with children should definitely visit the National Sea Life Centre. As you can guess by the name, it is dedicated to the inhabitants of the sea depth. In this center, … Open
Interesting historical symbol of the city is the Hay-Hall house, it was built in 1260 and originally owned by one of the most prominent families in the city. For hundreds of years the house has completely lost its original appearance, the last major reconstruction took place there in the 17th century. Next to the mansion there are several large industrial centres, because of which the house had several times found itself in danger of collapsing. Every time the inhabitants of the city managed to defend this historic symbol; today house situated in a beautiful park. 
Brindley One of the most interesting places for walking is a historic Broad Street: here tourists should definitely look for the house number 266. It is interesting not only for its spectacular views; in 1875 this house was built directly over one of the city's canal system. Under there is a big tunnel, which is easily accessible by boat. Today in this historic building is one of the most popular restaurants of Indian cuisine, and a cosy bar with a national atmosphere. 
Not far from St. Paul's Square you will find one of the most stylish restaurants in Birmingham - The Actress and Bishop. The hall of the restaurant is decorated in an elegant style of past … Open
Saracen's Head mansion is considered to be a unique historical attraction, built in 1492 and originally owned by a wealthy local merchant. In the Middle Ages the royals often stayed in this mansion, and in the 18th century it was converted into a public house. During more than 500 years of existence, this old mansion miraculously managed to save a number of original elements of decoration. To this day, you can see the architectural elements of the 500-year-old wood, as well as preserved clay finish. The mansion has been restored as much as possible to the atmosphere of past years, it stores an interesting collection of old furniture and utensils.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Birmingham and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Birmingham
♥   Shopping area ' Corporation Street' Birmingham, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Bullring' Birmingham, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' New Street' Birmingham, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' The Mailbox' Birmingham, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Birmingham
♥   Castle 'Radcliffe Tower' , 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dudley Castle Dudley' , 13.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Maxstoke Castle' , 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tamworth Castle' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Stourton Castle' , 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Birmingham and around
♥   Art museum 'Barber Institute of Fine Arts' Birmingham, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Birmingham from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Calke Abbey

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
The Abbey is surrounded with a forest that is a significant natural park with rare deer and other wild animals. Throughout the year the old priory holds a number of interesting events – festivals, holidays devoted to the national cultural life. The best time for visiting is the eve of the important national holiday. The house is open for the excursions for a twelvemonth. … Read further

Burlington

From the series “Unbelievable Underground Mini-Cities”
Only in 2004 all the equipment and provision were removed from the tunnels. Some rooms in the underground shelter still aren’t dissembled. There you can see a huge telephone station with a great number of facilities and covered new chairs. There also saved a part of the railway station and other interesting rooms with various equipment. Until recently, the underground shelter was classified as a secret but several years ago its place was revealed. Today everyone can come to Burlington, the entrance is on the hillslope. The underground shelter has its own elevator that works until now. … Read further
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