10 interesting facts about Birmingham
Home to more than a million residents and Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan is the UK’s largest city outside of the capital and with a history of cultural, sporting and culinary finesse, there is much more to the Midlands city than you’d first expect: 1. Bournville is home to the world renowned chocolatiers Cadbury’s. Its visitor attraction, Cadbury World, attracts 11 million visitors each year. 2. The city has an enormous collection of more than half a million art works including an impressive collection of Pre-Raphaelite pieces – the largest of its kind in the world. 3. Birmingham is one of the greenest cities in the UK with over eight thousand acres of open space and parkland, including Sutton Park, which is Europe’s biggest urban park. 4. With its industrial heritage, Birmingham has over 56km of canals, which is more than Venice! 5. Its Balti houses may attract an enormous 20,000 visitors per week, but Birmingham has more Michelin Stars than any other English city outside of London! 6. The childhood home of ‘Lord of the Rings’ author JRR Tolkien, it’s clear to see how he gained inspiration from spots like Sarehole Mill and the impressive rock houses of Kinver. 7. Home to the NEC and the ICC, the city regularly plays host to some of the UK’s largest exhibitions, conferences and events. 8. Along with three of the oldest professional football clubs, Birmingham also hosts the Wimbledon Warm-Up and regular cricket internationals at Edgbaston. 9. Birmingham is in the top three of the country’s favourite places to shop. 10. The annual German Christmas market is the largest of its kind outside of Germany and Austria.
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