City Name: Birmingham
Direction from City Center to Hotel: West
Distance from Hotel: 5.2 MI/ 8.37 KM
Birmingham Symphony Hall, a 15-minute drive from the hotel, is one of the world's premier concert venues. Modelled on the Musikverein in Vienna and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, and boasting cutting-edge design and acoustics, the hall hosts some 320 performances a year, with a programme that extends from classical music to jazz, rock and stand-up comedy.
At nearby Cadbury World you can learn about Britain's best-loved sweet treat on the very site that inspired Roald Dahl to write Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Families on holiday have two more major attractions within 20 miles of the hotel. Drayton Manor Theme Park offers rollercoasters and zoo animals, while Warwick Castle makes history fun with medieval games and pageantry.
Don't Go Home Without
Enjoy a hike or fly a kite in the fresh air of 2000-acre Sutton Park, just eight miles from the hotel and one of the biggest urban parks in the world. This expanse of heaths, wetlands and woodlands is home to wild ponies and fish-filled pools for anglers. After a long day outdoors, come back to town for dinner and drinks at one of the attractive canal side restaurants and pubs along Brindleyplace.
Ask our friendly staff about booking a place on a small-group guided tour of the fascinating Birmingham Back to Backs museum, where the National Trust recreates 19th-century urban life in the city's last surviving court of "back-to-back" houses. You should book well in advance for a ticket to the world-famous Crufts dog show, held every March at the NEC, just 10 minutes' drive from the hotel.