If you are visiting Birmingham, then these are few places you should sure shot visit to complete your Birmingham journey.
Please have a look at few of them:
Cadbury has been making chocolate in Birmingham since 1831 and Cadbury World celebrates the history of production with tours and interactive exhibitions. It’s a real family attraction with 14 different areas which look into different aspects of chocolate making, from how cocoa beans are grown and imported into Europe through to how different chocolate bars are made. The centre also explores the history of the Cadbury family themselves, through different generations of chocolate making. The village of Bourneville, built by Cadbury to house employees, is also well worth exploring as part of a visit: the charming little town was ahead of its time in providing holistic care for staff and families in a beautiful setting. In addition, a factory outlet shop sells famous Cadbury products – at discount prices!
The Falconry Centre
Birmingham’s Falconry Centre allows visitors to handle live falcons, owls, hawks and even eagles. Stunning birds are on display in flight and guests can learn about their fascinating stories and secrets. Shows and displays are available every day of the week, some including visitor participation and there is plenty for children to see and enjoy – with great photo opportunities too.
The Bullring is a major shopping centre, offering in the region of 160 shops across three floors. Most people think of the unusual exterior when considering the Bullring – approximately 15,000 discs made from aluminium cover the Selfridges building, making it a unique architectural feature in addition to a fantastic place to shop. If you want a little retail therapy during your visit to the city, it’s worth looking to find hotels in Birmingham which are close to the centre. The Bull Ring has flexible opening hours which means visitors are able to maximise their time in the city. Outside of the shopping centre itself, a bronze sculpture known as The Bull sits proudly and is popular with visitors and locals alike. In the vicinity are three other shopping centres: the Pavilions, the Pallasades and the high-end Mailbox.
Second City Boats
Some people claim there are more canals in Birmingham than in Venice: whilst this is not strictly true, it is undeniable that the canal network has played a huge role in shaping the identity of the city. Birmingham was home to the first canal built in the late 18th century. Since then, the network has expanded to more than 100 miles of navigable canal routes, 15 miles of which offer excellent walks through the city centre. Second City Boats offer unique canal boat tours offering a very different perspective on city life, teaching stories of its interesting heritage and giving an opportunity to relax while seeing some of its sights.
Part of the Thinktank, Birmingham’s interactive science museum, the Planetarium also attracts visitors in its own right. A 360 degree outlook gives fascinating views of astrology in a state of the art, digital planetarium. It was the first purpose built, immersive dome planetarium to open in the UK. Since then, it has developed into a unique centre for ‘fulldome’ projection, with viewers exploring space and astrological footage, as well as the human body, underwater journeys and stunning music and light performances.