Birmingham Local Attractions

Birmingham Hippodrome

Located only 25 minutes from Birmingham airport in the city centre is the Birmingham Hippodrome. The Hippodrome hosts a variety of performances including musicals, ballet, opera, comedy and shows for children. Theatre tours are also available, enabling you to catch a glimpse behind the scenes. The tour highlights include the auditorium, Hippodrome roof, dance studios, offices and backstage. You will also find out about the building's history, the spooky theatre ghost and any latest developments.

Cadbury World

Opened in August 1990, Cadbury World is the only purpose built visitor centre in the UK devoted entirely to chocolate. During a visit to Cadbury land you can learn about the history of chocolate, view chocolate making, take a ride through an enchanted chocolate wonderland and of course taste some chocolate. Located near Birmingham city centre, off the A38.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, open since 1832, provide a relaxing escape close to the city centre. Take a stroll across the main lawn, around the old cottage and garden, through the London Terrace or into the varied glasshouses. The gardens are open every day except christmas day and facilities include the Pavillion Tea Room, art gallery and gift shop. There are banqueting and conference suites available for lunches, dinners, weddings and seminars. An educational centre provides courses for adults and schools programmes.

Warwick Castle

The medieval Warwick Castle is located in the historic town of Warwick, 26 miles from Birmingham and only 8 miles form Shakespeare's Stratford. Walking around the grounds, towers, dungeons and state rooms you can discover 1000 years of history. There are two restaurants, a gift shop, audio guided tours and in the summer outdoor events and activities take place.

Approximate journey times and attraction distances

All of the attractions above are within a 30 minute drive from Birmingham Airport, but journey times can vary, particularly in rush hours, so please allow yourself more time when travelling to these attractions. To get a rough estimate of journey times and the attraction distances from Birmingham Airport, please view the table below:

Attraction distances from Birmingham Airport

AttractionDistance from Birmingham AirportApproximate journey time (Car)
Birmingham Hippodrome9.1 miles25 mins
Cadbury World20.7 miles30 mins
Birmingham Botanical Gardens11.1 miles28 mins
Warwick Castle21.9 miles27 mins
Bullring Shopping Centre9.4 miles26 mins

Tourist Information

Visitor Centre - Birmingham Central Library
Birmingham Central Library,
Chamberlain Square,
B3 3HQ
Tel:+44 (0) 844 888 3883

Birmingham Shopping

The Bullring Shopping Centre

B5 4BU
Tel: +44 (0)121 632 1526
E-mail: Contact Form

Located in Birmingham City Centre, close to New Street rail station: