Britain’s second city is a great place to visit. Having seen huge regeneration over recent years, the city can reasonably claim to be home to some of the newest sparkling shopping centres, with many of the country’s most popular attractions close at hand.
Birmingham has a rich history, with a great many landmarks dating back to the industrial revolution. Lined with bars and restaurants, the city’s timeless canals are a huge draw. And whilst Peaky Blinders gives a glimpse into its more recent history, there’s more than meets the eye. Several Victorian buildings have been sensitively restored and now house Birmingham’s contemporary art scene. The city has a colourful eclectic calendar of festivals and events including the spectacular St Patrick’s Day Parade.
Flights from Guernsey to Birmingham airport take little over an hour and the ongoing journey to the city centre is under half an hour. The airport is a busy place with many international connections and a plethora of European destinations www.birminghamairport.co.uk
Families traveling with budding young scientists won’t want to miss Thinktank Science Museum. This is an award-winning hands-on, interactive museum www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank and for details on the stunning Ikon Gallery refer to www.ikon-gallery.org Alternatively, those with a sweet tooth can uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun-packed day out at Cadbury World www.cadburyworld.co.uk
Flights to Birmingham Airport
Aurigny operates regular flights between Guernsey and Birmingham Airport. Book flights online or call Aurigny Reservations on +44 1481 267267.