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Birmingham is a city packed full of energy and excitement for
people of all ages with plenty to do and see. Being at the heart of
England means it is very easy to reach from all over Great Britain
and with an extensive travel network it's of no surprise that the
city is ever increasing in popularity. Trains to Birmingham are
available from across Great Britain and cheap train tickets to
Birmingham are available when you book in advance online.
Birmingham has four main railway stations, these include:
Known as one of Europe's centre of trade, retail and culture,
Birmingham is famous for being a vibrant, fast-paced and dynamic
city full of life.
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If you know that you are travelling to one of Birmingham's
stations ahead of time you have a great chance of securing a cheap
train ticket because you can plan and book in advance. This type of
ticket is called an Advance ticket. You can book your train
tickets up to 12 weeks in advance of departure.
We understand however, that you don't always know exactly which
train you want so now you can also buy our great value range of
Advance tickets and reserve your seat up to 15 minutes before you
board a CrossCountry service, via our website or our Train
Ticket app, subject to availability.
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Birmingham hosts a vast variety of entertainment and events
which attracts thousands of visitors each year. Whether you're
looking for a breath of fresh air or to simply experience the
hustle and bustle of city life, Birmingham has it all. Here are a
list of the top attractions:
Known as one of the top shopping centres in Europe, this place
is every shopaholic's heaven where you can shop till you drop. The
majority of the shops are open till late most days and are easily
accessible from Birmingham New Street and other central
Opened in 2001, the Millennium point has outstanding
architecture and design which attracts millions each year. It is a
host to many popular attractions including the National Educational
Centre, Imax cinema and Think Tank science museum. The nearest
station is Moor Street which is a 10 minute walk away. New Street
Station and Snowhill are a little further away and will be
approximately a 15 minute walk.
Every chocoholic's dream come true. An exciting chocolate
fun-filled world suitable for people of all ages in need of a sugar
rush. A day full of lots of chocolate filled activities. Learn
about the history, how it is made and of course polish up that
sweet tooth for demonstrations. The nearest station is Bournville
Station (you can connect from New Street station) and is a 15
Explore life under water at the incredible Sea Life centre where
you can get a closer peak at the life under the sea. With a 4D
cinema, interactive rock pool, underwater tank and feeding
demonstrations throughout the day this is guaranteed to make your
day begin with a splash! The nearest station is New Street and is a
15 minute walk.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, the Botanical
Garden consists of 15 acres of beautifully landscaped bliss. Nature
at its best, the gardens are captivating with a range of
extraordinary plants and colourful flowers, with an onsite cafe and
garden shop. The gardens can be reached by a bus ride from the
nearest station which is New Street.
Birmingham is an increasingly popular destination for millions
of visitors each year. With the pride of its heritage and a modern
prospect Birmingham is thought to have the best of both worlds.
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