Things to Do in Birmingham
The top attraction in Birmingham is Symphony Hall, a world-famous 2,262-seat venue that hosts an eclectic program of music, from jazz to folk to classical. It's also home to the Birmingham International Concert Season and Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Visitors can let the history reel and roll at 1,100-year-old Warwick Castle. Don't miss the the city's last surviving court of Back to Back Housing either, which is a gorgeously restored 19th century courtyard of working people's houses. You can also explore Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon located outside the city.
For some modern entertainment, visit BBC Birmingham's Public Space at The Mailbox where you can get a tour that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the television and radio studios. If you're here with kids, swing by the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, offering 10 themed galleries and the Thinktank Science Garden, an interactive outdoor exploration space. One of the most exciting attractions is the Wonderful World of Trains and Planes.
Catch a breath of fresh air at Sutton Park, the largest urban park in Europe. Cannon Hill Park, close to the city center, is home to the Birmingham Wildlife Centre.