Alive with culture and diversity, Birmingham is an ideal place to go for a day visit or a weekend break.

The UK's second largest city is full of museums and galleries, top class entertainment, and shopping centres. You can enjoy amazing food and drink in one of Birmingham's many restaurants or trendy craft bars and breweries.


Travelling to Birmingham by train

You can travel to Birmingham by train from many railway stations in Wales and its borders. Here are some of the most popular routes on the Transport for Wales network to Birmingham:


Why visit Birmingham?

With its maze of canals, shopping centres and rich culture, Birmingham is a great city for a weekend break.

Why not take a walk around the historic Jewellery Quarter? Described by English Heritage as a 'national treasure' here you can find master craftsmen and women who make beautiful gleaming pieces of jewellery. Or if you're looking for more culture and history there’s a great array of museums and Art Gallery to enjoy that put on exhibitions and events throughout the year.

And make sure you try Birmingham's thriving food scene. You'll find an abundance of different cuisines to choose from including Chinese, Greek, Italian and Ethiopian. You can also find a host of excellent Indian restaurants in the Balti Triangle. Then for something special afterwards, why not try and find one of Birmingham’s secret bars?

  • The Birmingham NEC is a world famous arena which hosts the best events, exhibitions and acts all year round.
  • Cadbury World is a fun and delicious day out. Go behind the scenes of this chocolate making company and take a tour or try your hand at becoming a chocolatier.
  • The National Sea Life Aquarium in Birmingham is an aquatic adventure for all the family to enjoy. If you book in advance online you can save up to 40% on the price of admission.