There are many historical places of interest to visit in and around Birmingham.
Due to its central location, the city was the cradle of the industrial revolution in the region known as the Black Country which is famous for its coal mines. There is an open air museum with costume characters dedicated to the Black Country.
The Jewellery Quarter dates back 250 years and is a national epicenter for jewellery design with 40% of the UK’s jewellery originating here.
Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford upon Avon, is located only an hour away and well worth the visit.
You can follow in the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien to Blakesley Hall, Sarehole Mill and Moseley Bog where he was inspired to write The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.
Soho House is of Georgian architecture and is where the Lunar Society used to meet. This was a group of great inventors, writers and designers.
The Back to Back houses were restored in the 19th century and shows how working class people used to live.
Aston Hall, built in 1618-1635, it is one of the last great Jacobean houses in the country and well work a visit.