Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom and attracts tourists with its interesting history. The traffic in this city is often dense and challenging. Drive on English roads in a hire car and defy wind and weather. The city is considered to be the birthplace of a variety of musical genres – heavy metal was born in Birmingham in the late 1960s, unleashing famous bands like Black Sabbath and Judas Priest on the world. Blues and progressive bands like The Spencer Davis Group also started their careers here.
Friends of classical music should not miss a performance by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Birmingham is also a trove for book lovers – Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, and J.R.R. Tolkien, the creator of the Lord of the Rings epic, lived here. The second-largest city after London is also an ideal place to visit if you like chocolate. Six kilometres from the city centre lies Bournville, originally designed as a model housing project over 100 years ago for workers in the now world-famous Cadbury chocolate factory, still presents all the charms of a rural village.
Birmingham is not only a musical, literary and culinary destination. Also numerous sights, such as churches, museums and botanical gardens, can be explored by car in Birmingham.
Beautiful architecture and interesting museums
If you are traveling by car in Birmingham, you can quickly get to the Cadbury World from the city centre. Join a guided tour to see how the famous chocolate is made and even try some. In the city centre tourists can visit the baroque Anglican Cathedral Church of Saint Philip. It was designed by Thomas Archer, who was inspired by the architecture in Rome.
Birmingham also has many interesting museums. Drive to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and admire works by Van Gogh, Rodin, Picasso and Monet. In a hire car in Birmingham you can also visit New Street Station, one of the largest railway stations in the UK.
Explore Birmingham and its surroundings by car
In addition to Cadbury World travellers can explore the surrounding area by car. For example, Aston, where Arthur Conan Doyle once lived and wrote his world-famous Sherlock Holmes novels. If you would like to get out into the countryside, there are plenty of opportunities on the periphery of Birmingham.
Lickey Hills Country Park is famous for its great views over the city. A hire car from TUI Cars is not only worthwhile for exploring the city and the surrounding area, but also as a means of getting there. By the way, at TUI Cars fully comprehensive insurance cover is included in the price as is a refund of any excess. As Birmingham Airport is 13 kilometres outside the city, a hire car will get you to your destination faster. So book your hire car with us and pick it up at a local car rental office to explore the many facets of Birmingham.
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