The Old Crown Pub, BirminghamHotels near Birmingham Airport, England

Where to stay at Birmingham Airport

Located just a few miles from Birmingham city itself, the Birmingham Airport is the base for a number of airline companies and the seventh busiest airport in the UK.  The world class airport and abundance of fine attractions in the city are just two main reasons for this being such a popular tourist destination.  As a result, the hotel industry has flourished and there are even a number of reasonably priced hotel accommodation at Birmingham Airport to make your trip affordable and convenient. 

Experience the local culture

Birmingham has enjoyed a colourful history over the years.  It grew from a medium-sized town during the medieval years to the most populous city outside of London.  The local culture and history is clearly evident in such things as the architecture, religious sites and landmarks.

For anyone looking to visit the oldest standing structure in Birmingham, make your way to The Old Crown Pub.  It is believed to date back all the way to 1368 although many parts of the structure were later replaced and now date back to the 16th century. 

For all the young ones and chocoholics, a visit to Cadbury World will not disappoint!  See how this delicious, smooth chocolate is made and learn all about its history and the road to achieving the success it enjoys today.

In terms of learning more about the local history, there's nothing more enlightening and entertaining than a trip to Warwick Castle.  Do note that this experience is not just about the actual history but also gives visitors the chance to learn more about local myths and stories that are guaranteed to capture the imagination.  The city's court of back to back housing is another great cultural experience and the buildings have been restored to their 19th century state.  Taking a walk around her will make you feel as though you have stepped back in time and guests can see first-hand how the working class lived during that time.

There are also a number of family friendly activities to keep the kids happy as well as their parents.  Be sure to visit the National Sea Life Centre.  The most talked about feature of the centre is its glass tunnel and it really is the perfect indoor activity should the weather be at all unpleasant during your stay.  Outdoor fun includes zip lining through the Wyre Forest area and educational fun at the ThinkTank Science Garden.

Shopping and local nightlife

The Birmingham Rag Market is the place to be if you hope to get the real local market place experience.  This flea market has a number of different products to browse through and buy.  You never know what treasures you might find here so take your time as you look around.

The ICC Mall is another great place for shopping and it is known for hosting numerous events.  Before booking your hotel and planning your trip, make sure that you check the local listings to accommodate any particular events you wish to attend.

You can also be sure to find a selection of bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants in the city.  Each with its very own allure and attractive qualities that keep visitors coming back for more.  You can be sure that, no matter where you go to enjoy a pint, you will find a delicious pub menu to tempt your taste buds too!

For a different kind of evening fun, plan to visit one of the many fine theatres in Birmingham.  Symphony Hall presents a wide variety of performances throughout the year as does the Birmingham Hippodrome, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre  and many more.  There really is nothing quite like a classy night out in a city like this.