Destination guide

Travel to artsy Birmingham

Come and experience Birmingham and its theater scene, entertainment and monuments. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, restaurants and bars. Local cultural sights include Alexandra Theatre and Birmingham Hippodrome. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Birmingham

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Birmingham has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Exhibition Centre (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Chinese Quarter (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Broad Street (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • National Sea Life Centre (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • StarCity (2.5 mi / 4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Birmingham

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Birmingham is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Cannon Hill Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Edgbaston Reservoir (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Winterbourne Botanic Garden (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Birmingham Eco Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Woodgate Valley Country Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Birmingham

Fly into Birmingham (BHX), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Coventry (CVT), which is 18.7 mi (30.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Birmingham New Street Station, Birmingham Moor Street Station and Birmingham Snow Hill Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Birmingham?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 489 holiday lettings near Birmingham. From 220 Condos/Apartments to 189 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Birmingham is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Birmingham?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Birmingham. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The Rep): 371 holiday lettings
  • Birmingham Yardley Wood Station: 613 holiday lettings
  • Symphony Hall: 443 holiday lettings
  • Birmingham Snow Hill Station: 453 holiday lettings
  • Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Station: 452 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Birmingham listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Birmingham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 220 Condos/Apartments in Birmingham. Our other popular types of Birmingham holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 189 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 40 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 40 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Birmingham?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Birmingham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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