2014-12-092014-12-09 Campervan Hire Birmingham
Campervan Hire Birmingham
Situated at the geographical centre of England, Birmingham is a city with connections. There’s enough to occupy a weekend, with great access to the West Midlands and heart of the UK. With a motorhome rental in Birmingham, you can venture into the historic Black Country, or to scenic spots in Warwickshire.
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Motorhome camping in Birmingham
Marston Caravan and Camping Park in Warwickshire is a large park with extensive facilities.
Reindeer Park Lodge is just a 15-minute drive from Birmingham. It is a smaller park which overlooks open country where reindeer and other rare breeds graze.
Things to do in Birmingham
Birmingham is the home of Cadbury Chocolate and a visit to Cadbury World is fun for everyone. You can learn everything about their delicious products in interactive displays, and have plenty of opportunities for sampling along the way. Sports fans can visit the home of Premier League football team Aston Villa. Tours are available through the week and on non-game Sundays. More fun is to attend a match, as even non-believers can’t help but get caught up in the powerful atmosphere.
An innovative attraction is the National Trust Back-to-Back House display. This is an intimate experience of guided tours, with a maximum of eight in a group, through Birmingham’s last surviving back-to-back housing complex. These cottages are literally built around a communal courtyard. They are each restored in perfect period style, beginning in the 1840s through to 1970, and made to feel alive, right down to fire in the grate.
Check out what’s on at the National Exhibition Centre. It is the UK’s premier venue for consumer and trade shows, attracting over two million visitors a year,and holding up to 140 events.
Eating and Drinking in Birmingham
Birmingham is the curry capital of England, especially in the ‘Balti Triangle’ - the centre of Asian cuisine, fabric and fashion. Balti houses have been popular since the 1970s and most are authentic, family-run establishments. A stand out example is Al Frash in Sparkhill, praised for its use of fresh herbs, spices and sauces.
Many restaurants are found in the Gas St Basin, the canal basin in the centre of the city, which has undergone a redevelopment.Try lunch at the Canalside Café, a semi-vegetarian restaurant in a whitewashed former lock-house keepers cottage. Continue into the evening, bar-hopping by water taxi.
The Lord Clifden is a superior pub in the Jewellery Quarter. It is famous for its collection of urban art and has the best beer garden in the city, complete with table football and an all-weather table tennis table.
Out and About From Birmingham – road-trip ideas
Visit the lakeside Warwick Castle. They have a Trebuchet in the grounds that is a giant catapult, the largest working siege machine in the world. Machines like this were used to throw missiles over castle walls in times of conflict. They also have The Castle Dudgeon experience, a 50 minute walk-through, live, scary show.
Stratford-Upon-Avon is a pretty town on the river, and Shakespeare’s birthplace. Make the experience more meaningful by attending a play by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Birmingham has its own international airport, just over 20 minutes driving time from the city.
Due to Birmingham's central location, you can easily head to Bristol, London, Southampton, Cambridge and Leeds in a just a few hours.
Driving Tips for Birmingham
Birmingham is the home of the original ‘Spaghetti Junction’, a gnarly mess of motorway at the Gravelly Hill Interchange of the M6. There is a toll road there, the M6 Relief road, aimed at easing congestion. Tolls can be paid by cash or credit card. If you are going to pass through frequently, consider an electronic tag.