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Things to do in Birmingham + The Midlands

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Birmingham + The Midlands. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Birmingham + The Midlands attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Birmingham + The Midlands to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Birmingham + The Midlands.

  • Berrington Hall

    Fine Neoclassical country house with gardens and grounds designed by Capability Brown. The behind-stairs tour is worth taking, and so is the long w... More
  • Brockhampton Estate

    Dating back to the 14th century, this timbered manor house was already old when Shakespeare was alive; miles of walks through park and woodland are... More
  • Croft Castle

    A 17th-century manor house with handsome interiors and grounds that include a lovely walled garden and a collection of centuries-old Spanish chestn... More
  • Ludlow Castle

    The Princes in the Tower, reputedly murdered by their uncle (the future Richard III) in the Tower of London, spent their childhood at this splendid... More

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