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Copthorne Hotel Birmingham stands beside the International Convention Centre, conveniently neighboured by the National Exhibition Centre, the Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham New Street railway station. With a view of Centenary Square, this is an optimal location. Numerous on-site amenities and special offers make this a unique find.
Guest rooms and suites vary by size and type, offering luxuries such as robes & slippers and complimentary breakfasts.
Guest, business and children's services provide a variety of amenities including laundry, on-call doctors, faxing/copying, and team of wedding planners & licences. Business & event venues are offered with varied seating capacities. Hotel gym equipment and parking are also available.
On-site dining includes Singaporean cuisine at Bugis Street Brasserie, in-room dining, and Goldie's Bar for drinks & simpler fare.
Guests may enjoy such nearby activities as Shakespeare's Birthplace, Broadway Tower, and the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, as well as various additional monthly events.
The recently renovated Town Hall is a Grade A listed building which dates from 1834 and features neo-classical architecture. Lunchtime organ concerts and other events are regularly presented and public tours with a duration of approximately one hour are available. Exhibitions, workshops, banquets, wrestling matches and festivals are often held at the Town Hall, which can also be rented for corporate functions, graduation ceremonies and more. Town Hall is managed by Performances Birmingham Ltd, along with sister venue Symphony Hall. Town Hall Box Office is only open on event days, but tickets for all Town Hall events can be purchased online, over the phone or from the Symphony Hall Box Office.
The Birmingham Back to Backs are managed by the National Trust and are a courtyard of restored 19th century working-class houses. They are the last surviving example of this type of housing in the Birmingham area and have been staged to show four different periods in the history of the buildings - from 1840 through to 1977. Admission is by timed ticket and visitors must go round the houses with a guided tour. The houses are open from 2nd February to the 23rd of December but the opening hours are restricted during school terms due to visits from school parties in the mornings. It's thus advisable to phone ahead and check the Back to Backs will be open when you visit. Opening hours are generally from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission prices are £4.90 for adults and £2.70 for children. Family tickets cost £12.25
Winterbourne Garden is the University of Birmingham's botanic garden and is used by students as well as being open to the public. It was originally an "early 20th century suburban villa garden", the small estate having been built in 1903. The last private owner bequeathed it to the University in 1944. The first garden layout was inspired by Gertrude Jekyll of the Arts and Crafts movement and was further developed over the years. Today its six acres hold national collections of roses and displays plants from all over the world. Particular features are the Nut Tunnel, woven from living hazel, and a sunken rock garden with Japanese Tea House. It is open April to September, Mondays to Fridays 11am to 4pm and Sundays 11am to 5pm. The remainder of the year it is open Mondays to Fridays noon to 3.30pm. Guided walks and special events are held; details are available at the website. A car park, toilets and café are available on site and the garden is accessible to disabled visitors.
Birmingham International Airport (code BHX) is the largest airport in the Midlands region of England and is a mid-sized airport with two terminals and one runway. It serves a large number of European destinations as well as having long-haul services to the east coast of North America and the Caribbean, a few places in North Africa and quite a lot of flights to the Indian Sub-continent. It hosts a range of full service and budget carriers as well as offering facilities for private jets. There are two long stay and two short stay car parks on-site. BHX is located 13km east of Birmingham, close to motorways and major roads and with its own railway station on site. It is also close to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) which can be reached on foot in just 5 minutes.
Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife, has spend her childhood in this timber framed cottage and young William came to visit her here during their romance before their marriage. The former farmhouse dates back to the 15th century but some of its building structure suggests that its origins date back much further than this. It is possible to take a tour of the house which is administered by The Shakespeare Trust and you can see the bed in which Anne was born and a wealth of original features. Also open to the public is the traditional cottage garden which has won several awards. There are a tea room, free parking facilities and gift shop on site. Due to its structure the house offers only limited access for wheelchair users but it is possible to take a virtual reality tour on site. Admission fees: Adults £6.00 Children £3.00 Concessions £5.00 Families £15.50 Opening hours: Summer(Jun-Aug) Mon-Sat:9am-5pm Sunday:9am-5pm Mid-season(Apr-May & Sept-Oct) Mon-Sat:9.30am-5pm Sunday:10am-5pm Winter(Nov-March) Mon-Sun :: 10am-4pm