Best of Birmingham
Birmingham is such a vast and culturally diverse city with many things to see, do and explore. There are so many different sights, smells and sounds to be experienced in one city, and lots to do. The places here are just the cream off the top. The must-sees of Birmingham include Aston Hall, which is a fine example of Edwardian and early Victorian architecture, with locally fired red brick and beautiful textile examples, furniture and paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries.
Cadbury’s chocolate is probably the most famous brand of chocolate in the world, and is all to be discovered at Cadbury’s world in Bournville. Watch chocolate being made in the factory, find out how cocoa beans grow and how they are transformed into chocolate. But don’t go to wild in the factory shop, where all products are sold at factory price.
Birmingham Museum and At Gallery displays many pieces of art with international significance, as well as work by famous British and European artists, alive and dead. It also displays international historical artefacts such as Mummies from Egypt. Along with this there is the Barber institute of Fine Art with many famous paintings and sculptures from around Europe. It is a really colourful exhibition of culture within the city.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are the quiet retreat of the mayhem of the city. They are purposely designed for the study of plants and have now become an internationally recognised place of research and conservation of plants. You can see many rare and exotic types here, that aren’t found anywhere else in the western world. Finally there is the National Sea Life Centre, located in the ThinkTank complex with the Symphony Hall, a recognised venue for international music events. The Sea Life Centre is a myriad of different species, colours and sizes of fish and sharks, as well as many other underwater sea creatures.
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Best Of Birmingham