We have loads of castles within a stone’s throw of Birmingham. Kenilworth castle is a prime example. From medieval fortress to Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle has been at the centre of England's affairs for much of its 900 year history. ... See more
Did you know? The furthest reaches of the National Rail Network are: Most North Station: Thurso in Scotland Most South Station: Penzance in Cornwall Most West Station: Arisaig in Scotland Most East Station: Lowestoft in Suffolk The longest single journey on one train is from Aberdeen to Penzance, taking 13 and a half hours and covering 785 miles There is 15,795 km (approx 9,820 miles) of track on the National Rail network With over 20,000 passenger services a day Making over 1.5 billion passenger journeys per year Operated by some 4,000 trains Stopping at aproximately 2,500 railway stations around the country All serviced by 23 different Train Operating Companies (...plus a further 3 open access operators) Other interesting facts: Together there are an incredible 40,000 tunnels and viaducts in Britain As well as around 9,000 level crossings... ...and over 1,100 signal boxes! ... See more
One of my favourite stately homes in the area is Charlecote Park with its own deer park. We’ll run a trip here and other great homes too.
The UK has nearly 10,000 miles of standard gauge railway tracks. It’s an easy way to get around if you don’t want to drive.
If museums are your thing then there’s plenty of choice in central Birmingham. The Art Gallery is home to the Saxon Hiard and some stunning pre-raphaelite paintings. https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag ... See more
Plan your visit to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Find out about exhibitions and events. Famous for Pre-Raphaelite art and for the Staffordshire Hoard, there are over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography. Free admission. Some exhibiti... ... See more
Most major cities have trains right into the city centre and London is famous for its underground which will take you anywhere in the city.
Great news! You can now get a Shakespeare Express every Sunday of the year. This is definitely a great trip when you visit the convention. https://t.e2ma.net/message/k8iq4b/k0wzml
I know I’m biased but the UK has stunning scenery. This is the Ribblehead viaduct. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribblehead_Viaduct
On Valentine’s Day, it’s time to think of those partners who also attend conventions. We’ll make sure there is plenty to do and that they’ll love their visit to the UK.
When you come to Birmingham, go for a swim at the newly rebuilt baths! Remember of pack your shorts! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-51463367
The gala pool Moseley Road Baths will be an arts venue, "while its long-term future is considered".