Birmingham airport (located about 9 miles east of Birmingham, in the town of Solihull, has two terminals (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, better known as the “Eurohub”). Birmingham airport serves over 40 different airlines and offers thousands of direct and indirect services.
Both terminals have Bureaux de Change, Cash Dispensers, Food and Drinks, Snacks and coffee (in the Millennium Link.),Luggage Trolleys, Pay Phones, Postal Services, Internet lounges, Entertainment (game room), places of worship, first aid stations, Smoking areas, Bathroom facilities and of course shopping. Business Booths are available in the Departure lounge in Terminal 1. These individual private workstations provide the use of: Power points, Telephone, Fax and Modem. Meeting rooms are also available in Terminal 1 with room for up to 40 people. The SkyRail can be taken from the first floor of terminal 1, connecting the airport with Birmingham International Rail station and the NEC.
Here is a list of Car rental agencies represented at Birmingham airport:
Europcar, Alamo, National, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and easyCar. All are on site and all located on the ground floor.
Some Birmingham attractions are…
The Bullring (The most famous and largest shopping center.) It is found in the City Centre, close to New Street rail station. It houses 140 stores and16 restaurants.
The Pallasades Shopping Centre has around eighty stores, and sits three hundred metres to the west of the Bullring.
About 25 mins from the airport, the Hippodrome hosts a variety of performances including musicals, ballet, opera, comedy and shows for children. You will also find out about the building’s history, the spooky theatre ghost!!
(Who has NOT heard of Cadbury Chocolate?)During a visit to Cadbury land you will learn about the history of chocolate, view chocolate making, take a ride through an enchanted chocolate wonderland and of course, taste some chocolate. This is enough to make most people melt!
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
These gardens provide a relaxing escape close to the city centre. Take a stroll across the main lawn, around the old cottage and garden, through the London Terrace or into the varied glasshouses. Facilities include the Pavillion Tea Room, art gallery and gift shop.
The historic town of Warwick is 26 miles from Birmingham and only 8 miles from Shakespeare’s Stratford. Walking around the grounds, towers, dungeons and state rooms you can discover 1000 years of history. There are two restaurants, a gift shop, and audio guided tours and in the summer outdoor events and activities take place. (They also have special events. Most popular is the Haunted Castle and Dungeons after dark at Halloween time.)
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