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Staying Cool At Rotunda Birmingham
Serviced Apartment 0
New Street Birmingham B2 4PA United Kingdom
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Description Staying Cool At Rotunda Birmingham
- Staying Cool At Rotunda Birmingham
- New Street
- B2 4PABirmingham
- United Kingdom
- Telephone: +44(1216)430815
- Official Homepage
- EC/ Maestro/ Debit card
- American Express
Room features Staying Cool At Rotunda Birmingham
- Bathroom with bathtub
- Bathroom with shower
- Ironing board
- Windows that open
- Central heating
- Tea/ coffeemaker
- Cosmetic mirror
- Soundproof windows
- Satellite TV
- Small lounge
- DVD player/ Video recorder
- Stereo system/ CD player
- Cable TV
- WiFi in the rooms
- Kitchen/ Kitchenette
Hotel features Staying Cool At Rotunda Birmingham
- Beauty Salon
- Entrance hall/ lobby
- Express check-in/ out
- Parking lot
- Child/ Baby Cot
- Childcare/ Babysitting
- Convenience store
- Non-smoking rooms
- PC with Internet
- 24-hour reception
- Wheelchair accessible
- Quiet rooms available
- Shops on site
- Laundry service
- WiFi in Lobby
- Balcony/ Terrace
- Washing machine
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The Model Village in Bourton on the Water is a one-ninth scale replica of the village which has been constructed out of the local Cotswold stone. There are also miniature trees and flowers. The Village was opened in 1937 on the day of the King George VI's coronation and since then it has been updated to continue to reflect the local town.
The Model Village is next door to the New Old Inn, shares its car park and is managed by the hotel owners.
The Model Village is open every day except Christmas Day from 9 am to 6 pm during summer and from 10 am to 4 pm in winter.
The admission prices are:
Cotswold Motoring Museum
The Cotswold Motoring Museum is managed by the CSMA (Civil Service Motoring Association) a not-for-profit members association. The museum is in the centre of Bourton on the Water, right next to the river that runs through the town. The museum hosts cars, motorcycles, caravans and other vehicles as well as motoring paraphernalia from the history of motorised transport such as picnic sets and portable gramaphones.
There is a gallery filled with cars and other vehicles including 'Brum' the museum's mascot car. There's a blacksmiths workshop to remind visitors about transport in the days before the motorcar and displays of bicycles through the ages. Jack Lake's Garage is a reconstruction of an early village garage and also a 'Guest' car showroom which displays regularly changing exhibitions of motoring icons.
The museum is closed in Winter - from a few days before Christmas through to the February half-term holidays. Admission is £3.60 for adults and £2.50 for children, with reduced cost family tickest also available. Opening hours are from 10am to 6 pm seven days per week.
The Severn Bore
Arising in the Cambrian Mountains in mid Wales and joining the Irish Sea as the Bristol Channel, the Severn is Britain's longest river (354 kilometres). The river is the site of one of the country's few natural phenomena, the Severn Bore. This is a tidal wave which travels upstream propagated by the narrowing of the river's channel. Usually seen as a series of three or four waves, the Bore can reach speeds of up to 13 miles per hour and, with a particularly high tide, can reach a height of six feet.
There are several places where the Bore can be seen and there are tide tables which predict the hour of its occurrence. At Minsterworth the road is right beside the river and access to the river can be gained at the Bird-in-Hand pub, by the old ferry or at the church. It has become an attraction for surfers to ride the wave upstream and the record distance is currently some seven and a half miles (set in April 2006).
Local parking is available at several sites where the road approaches the river bank.
There is local parking at the access points.
Viewing: no charge
Leicester has been a market town for over 700 years. Today the Leicester market is a bustling cosmopolitan mix of over 300 stalls (fresh produce, books, leather goods, clothing) in the heart of the city. It is the largest covered market in Europe. The family of a local football celebrity who started his professional career with Leicester City FC are still fruit and vegetable traders here.
In the centre of the market is the old Corn Exchange building, built in 1850 and flanked by stone steps. This now serves as a restaurant and bar. Outside is a stature of the Duke of Rutland.
Adjacent is the Indoor Market hall which houses the fish market and a delicatessen. The original ornately designed Fish Market hall which had distinctly cast iron pillars was closed in the mid 1970s but was retained as part of the new structure.
It can be approached from Cheapside (adjacent to the Clock Tower); from the corner of Granby Street and Horsefair Street and from any of the narrow streets and arcades leading from High Street and Hotel Street.
Outdoor: Monday to Saturday
Indoor: Tuesday to Saturday
Jewry Wall and Roman Baths
Leicester is steeped in history and there are many ancient monuments and places of historic interest, particulary to the south and west of the city centre. It was originally a Roman settlement (Ratae Coritanorum) where the Foss Way crossed the River Soar.
A five minute walk away from the Clock Tower is the Jewry Wall, one of the largest surviving pieces of Roman building in the country and one of Leicesters most famous landmarks. It consists of a wall with two arched doorways which form the entrance to the Roman baths. The foundations and outline of the baths are laid out at the foot of the wall.
The Leicester Museum of Archaeology stands within the grounds housing displays of the Leicester area from prehistoric to mediaeval times. Its large Roman collection includes mosaics and wall paintings. The museum also shows a multimedia presentation The Making of Leicester the story of Leicester and its citizens from the Iron Age to the year 2000.
Opening: February - November
Saturdays: 11.00am to 4.30pm
Sundays : 11.00am to 4.30pm
Closed: Monday - Friday
During school holidays
Open 7 days a week