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Bucket Lock Cottage
Entire cottage · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1.5 bathrooms

Bucket Lock CottageBucket Lock Cottage is situated on the Stratford-upon-Avon canal between Preston Bagot and Lowsonford and is part of the community of Yarningale Common. It was built over 200 years ago and is unique to the Stratford Canal, due to its unusual barrel shaped roof. This is one of only 5 examples in the country. It is the ideal place to explore the surrounding countryside with immediate access to numerous public footpaths and the towpath. There are 2 pubs within a 20-25 minute walk.

Idyllic Hideaway Set In The Extensive Gardens of a Mill
Entire cottage · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Idyllic Hideaway Set In The Extensive Gardens of a MillThis is truly your cosy 'home from home'. Renovated to a modern country style, this wonderful, barn-like detached cottage is situated near the owners Mill House within 13 acres of private gardens and meandering waterways. Sparkling clean, well appointed and with its own private garden. Close to gorgeous places to visit including Shakespeare’s Stratford, the Cotswolds, Worcester & Malvern. Sleep well in the incredibly comfortable super king size bed. Wake-up to birdsong, pop on the bath robes provided & enjoy your complimentary continental breakfast hamper al fresco overlooking the mill stream. Later wonder through the gardens, picnic by the beautiful weir where water flows continuously and wild life is abundant. Walk the bridleways, finish off with a BBQ or supper at the local pub a short stroll away. Next day take a drive to explore the gorgeous countryside and villages in the local area. Great roads and easy to reach from M5, M40, M42.

Character Self-contained Cottage
Entire cottage · 4 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Character Self-contained CottageNewly furnished character cottage situated in the small hamlet of Woodhouses, just a few minutes drive from the historic cathedral city of Lichfield. The property has a fully fitted kitchen, spacious living area with large corner sofa, smart TV, wifi and dining table. Separate double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and shower. Sofa converts to double bed for 1 adult or 2 children and extra mattress or a travel cot available to accommodate an additional child. Private parking for 1 vehicle.

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Stay near Birmingham's top sights

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
History Museum · 47 locals recommend
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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building. There are over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography.

Faraz· England, GB
    1. Private room
    2. West Midlands
    City centre lovely double room with your bathroom
    1. Private room
    2. West Midlands
    Secure city centre convenience, comfort & value.
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. West Midlands
    Luxe 1 Bedroom Comfy Apartment - City Centre
    1. Entire apartment
    2. West Midlands
    Entire clean city centre apartment
Bullring & Grand Central
Shopping Centre · 79 locals recommend
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The newly opened Grand Central offers a range of different restaurants as well as stores such as John Lewis and Monsoon. The Bullring shopping centre has a range of high street favourites including New Look, H and M, Topshop. It is also home to Selfridges for your designer favourites.

Sam· England, GB
    1. Entire residential home
    2. West Midlands
    Cheerful 4 Bed Central Townhouse |Garden & Parking
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. Birmingham
    Park Central City Loft
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. Birmingham
    Grade 2 Listed, Birmingham City Centre Apartment
    1. Entire apartment
    2. West Midlands
    2Bed Spacious Apartment- City Centre- Free Parking
National Sea Life Centre
Aquarium · 45 locals recommend
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We love it here! Great day out with the kids,solo or as a couple! 4D cinema, all the fish in the sea and an incredible 100ft underwater tunnel for the most breathtaking deep sea diving experience without getting wet!

Holly· England, GB
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. West Midlands
    Spacious Luxury Birmingham City Centre Apartment
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    2. West Midlands
    Nova Comfort Living ✪ City Center Free Parking ✪
    1. Entire serviced apartment
    2. West Midlands
    Central Birmingham 2 Bed Apartment with Balcony
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. Birmingham
    Entire clean city centre apartment

Top-rated things to do in Birmingham

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  • Shakespeare's Statues, Houses, Theatres
    Would you like to tour Stratford with a professional Shakespearean? Come with me on a tour of the town which will open your eyes, both to the Stratford that Shakespeare would have experienced as a boy, and the exciting theatre town it is today. The tour will start at the Jester statue at the top of Henley Street, right beside Shakespeare's Birthplace. We will begin with a conversation about what you know so far about Stratford's famous son. Then we will wander down the pedestrian street while I point out key features of the Birthplace and give you a chance to take a picture beside the latest statue of the great man. Next we will walk to New Place, Shakespeare's school and Hall's Croft, all sites that are currently closed to visitors but which can be viewed from outside while I discuss their importance. Once we reach Holy Trinity Church, the site of Shakespeare's grave, we will have covered all seven ages of this man. Walking back along the Avon we will switch to discussing the history of the Royal Shakespeare Company, passing The Other Place, the Swan Theatre and the Royal Festival Theatre. I will given you an insight into the rich performance history of the town and a few hints about where actors can usually be sighted. Note: the paths we take are all very accessible but we will be on our feet for the full hour and a half.
    From Price:£20/person
  • Have a go on a potters wheel
    I specialise in slipware pottery thrown on a potters wheel (of which there are 4). The pots are decorated with the coloured liquid clay (slip) that provides a wonderful fluid palette to create a wide range of decorative styles. The great benefit of this course is that by using slips we are able to make and decorate the pots in the same lesson as the pots are decorated in their raw, unfired state. You therefore don't need to return to decorate the pots at another lesson, unless you want to of course! The one-off lesson is suitable for adult absolute beginners as well as those revisiting skills that may have got rusty. If you have a particular project you want to try out (e.g. flower pot, mug, jug) then we will discuss how you can achieve that in the time available but feel free to let me know beforehand with ideas / pictures. Pottery is a very broad subject and it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start, but if you just want to “have a go at pottery” then we can generally fit in a go at throwing some pots of different styles / forms. The aim will be to have made at least one decorated pot you can either take home (in raw clay state) at the end of the lesson or wait for it to be fired (approx. 3 weeks) for collection or posted at cost. Other things to note Clay can be a messy business! I have aprons and towels but you may want to consider the following: • Clothes - the oldest you have. We’ll be using earthenware clay which is quite unforgiving on clothing. • Nails - best if cut but not a real issue.
    From Price:£55/person
  • Paddleboard River Safari For Beginners
    Ready for some SUP therapy? Learn to stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and enjoy a SUP safari on the beautiful River Avon with Wittering SUP; an ASI accredited SUP school and a British Canoeing Delivery Partner. Perfect for absolute beginners, you'll learn how to stand up paddleboard followed by a peaceful tour of the beautiful river Avon to enjoy the tranquillity and local wildlife (kingfishers, deer, herons, wagtails, skylarks, swallows, Canada Geese, buzzards, Red Kites, otters, mink, water voles, oystercatchers and even rare curlews!). Every ticket sold makes a contribution to the Kemerton Conservation Trust who help take care of our beautiful wildlife here. With an ASI qualified SUP Technical Coach (and all gear provided), you will learn everything you need to start your paddleboarding adventure; how to kneel and ultimately stand on a board, correct paddle-stroke and turning techniques as well as safety and equipment knowledge before we head off on our adventure! Ideal for couples, families or friend groups from age 12+ so long as you can swim at least 50m. This a very accessible water sport and you don't need any experience to join in. All paddlers get a 10% discount from our friends at Revil's Farm Shop and Cafe; hot drinks and delicious lunches onsite - Yum! COVID19 LATEST: All our sessions are socially distanced and hygienic. We are COVID19 Secure Audited by the ASI.
    From Price:£65/person
  • Fly around Birmingham with a local pilot
    UP, UP and AWAY! This is your chance to experience the fun of flying PRIVATELY. Yes, that’s right. No delays, no shuffling from queue to queue, or huge airports. This is the real deal - flying in a small aircraft with a local pilot, who just wants to share the magic of flight. Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not making a profit. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation. So be sure to meet your pilot directly at the airfield provided, as there's no airport inside of Birmingham but there are several private airfields around, normally reachable by public transportation in 30-90 min. ++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ --> Access a local and non-commercial airfield --> Discuss the flight route together with your pilot --> Pre-flight check --> Up you go, in the air! Enjoy the view from a whole new perspective! NOTICE: -The flight can depart between 9-17h, depending on the availability of the pilot and the aircraft.You can book a time frame and let us know your flexible hours/days after the reservation. -Passengers who weigh more than 95kg, please enquire before booking -This is not a helicopter flight -Minimum 2 passengers per booking is mandatory Other things to note This is a non-commercial flight operated under EASA cost-sharing rules and each flight is insured by Allianz through Wingly. Flights are performed with the utmost safety in mind including pre-flight checks, but please note that the flights don’t have the same safety rules as a commercial flight.
    From Price:£125/person
  • Speed Skating session with an Olympian
    My virtual experience will explore the obscure sport of short track speed skating, showing you up close all the equipment which is vital for myself and competitors to propel ourselves at speeds 50+kmh around an ice rink and plenty more. I will then share my personal journey of how I got to the position I am today, including stories that were pivotal in altering my course and techniques that I believe were vital for myself and my overall development. We will then have a Q&A session where you can ask any burning question about myself, the sport, or anything Olympic. Finally, we will do a fun and interactive speed skating session (without the ice, obviously) which is suitable for all ages and abilities. Other things to note There will be a Physical activity session near the end so all participants should be dressed accordingly and have suitable space to be able to do the activity. This would be any equipment and or space so they can freely move arms and legs and space for a yoga matt.
    From Price:£20/person

Your guide to Birmingham

All About Birmingham

The second-largest city in the United Kingdom, Birmingham is a creative melting pot, thanks in part to its cultural diversity. Past its historic factories and workshops (many of which are now loft apartments) run a vast network of canals—Birmingham is said to have more miles of waterways than Venice—and there’s plenty of green space too. Around the modern city center sits an array of neighborhoods, including leafy Edgbaston, where you can watch top-flight cricket and tennis; the artsy manufacturing and design village of the Jewellery Quarter; and hipster Digbeth, home to one of the best weekly food and drink festivals in the UK. Widely renowned as a shopping destination, Birmingham can also lay claim to England’s oldest working cinema.

How do I get around Birmingham?

Birmingham Airport (BHX) is served by flights from a large number of European cities, although those traveling from farther afield will need to fly into a bigger airport such as Manchester (MAN) or London (LHR). Birmingham is also a major rail hub, with fast train service from London that takes less than 90 minutes. It’s also at the confluence of a number of motorways—there’s a reason its most famous interchange is known as Spaghetti Junction. That said, you don’t need a car to get around Birmingham, thanks to its eight local train lines, plus an excellent bus and tram network. If you’re using public transport, it’s worth getting a prepaid smartcard to avoid needing the correct change for every fare.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Birmingham?

It can be fairly rainy in Birmingham. The city averages 27.8 inches of rainfall a year, so it’s a good idea to bring an umbrella. The average temperature in the summer months hovers around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and rarely gets above the high 70s. Winters are cold, averaging only a couple of hours of sunshine a day and dropping to an average of 39 degrees Fahrenheit in January. You’d be wise to pack a sweater any time of the year you visit, and a waterproof jacket is a must.

What are the top things to do in Birmingham?


Birmingham offers a wide spectrum of retail therapy, from its traditional Rag Market to high-end designer fashion and interiors at the Mailbox mall. The city’s most beloved shopping destination is the Bullring, a gloriously futuristic-looking mall that’s home to 200 shops including the famous Selfridges department store.

Sutton Park

A few miles to the north of the city center, Sutton Park is a 2,400-acre nature reserve, and one of the largest urban parks in Europe. Its landscape dates back to Roman times, when locals used to hunt and graze animals here. You still might see cows or ponies, but there’s plenty of other wildlife to enjoy, including the many species of birds that flock to its wetlands.

Balti Triangle

To the south of the city center, just north of Moseley, a cluster of streets around Balsall Heath celebrates a dish that was created here in the 1970s. The balti is a curry developed by immigrant Kashmiris and cooked and served in a deep dish with naan bread served alongside. The family-run restaurants of the Balti Triangle are the perfect place to experience it.

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