Did you know Birmingham means home of the people of the tribal leader Birm or Beorma? Or that due to innovative 18th century building, the city has more miles of canals than Venice with over 56 kilometres of waterways?
With the title of Britain's second largest city, Birmingham has a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Explore one of the many art galleries, unwind with a leisurely canal cruise or take part in adrenalin pumping adventures.
Birmingham is the perfect destination for a short break so take a look at our 'What's on' page.