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5 Top Historical Sites in Birmingham

Sometimes it’s hard to believe Birmingham isn’t the center of the universe, be it art, sports, shopping or food, Brummies know their town has it all. Today we’ll talk about Birmingham’s incredibly rich and interesting history. We have more sites than we could fit in one post, so here are Park Regis Birmingham’s top recommendations.

1. Aston Hall

Location: Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6JD

Admission: Starting at £3

A Grade I listed building erected in the 17th Century, Aston Hall is testament to the wealth and splendour that characterised the lives of the aristocracy. The mansion has been carefully restored to take you back to a time when royals were frequent visitors.

2. Blakesley Hall

Location: Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B25 8RN

Admission: Starting at £3

Blakesley Hall is a 400-year old farmhouse built with a Tudor-style timber frame, herb garden and orchard. It was home to well off families in the Tudor and Stuart periods but now houses an interior collection of 17th-century items. This is one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham—an absolute must!

3. Birmingham Back to Backs

Location: 55-63 Hurst Street/50-54 Inge Street, Birmingham, B5 4TE

Admission: Starting at £5.25

We listed this site right after Aston Hall and Blakesley Hall to add a bit of drama… Now it’s time to see how the other half lived in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Named after the proximity of each house, here you’ll get a glimpse of the everyday life of Birmingham’s working class.

4. Winterbourne House and Garden

Location: University of Birmingham, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2RT

Admission: Starting at £6

Divided into a house and botanical garden, Winterbourne is a tiny piece of paradise nestled in the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus. Tour the Edwardian house and explore the 7 acres of land housing thousands of gorgeous plant species.

5. Soho House

Location: Soho Avenue, Handsworth, Birmingham, B18 5LB

Admission: Starting at £3

Think of it as visiting the house of a 19th Century version of Elon Musk. Matthew Boulton’s Georgian home is a museum that highlights the decor and taste of an era long but certainly not forgotten. Entrepreneurs, inventors and philosophers met here… You might walk away with an idea of your own!

After all that sightseeing you’ll want to put your feet up and chill at the end of the day. Why not make a weekend of it? Park Regis Birmingham’s central location and cosy rooms are the perfect combo for a Bank holiday destination. Take a look at our great offers and packages, and book your room before it’s too late!

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