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Barclaycard Arena

A purpose built entertainment centre, Barclaycard Arena (formerly the NIA) holds a range of concerts and events throughout the year.

From Disney on Ice to Justin Bieber, an intimate experience or 15,000 screaming fans Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena offers something for everyone.

All just 10 minutes from Edgbaston Palace Hotel.

Distance from Hotel: 1.7 miles

Travelling Options: Approx. 7 minutes by car or 10 minutes by bus from the bus stop adjacent Rotton Park Rd. (stop number 6)

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Symphony Hall

One of the world's leading concert halls, Symphony Hall is home to internationally renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Not just a venue for some of the best known names in the music industry, it also hosts various educational and charity events.

Distance from Hotel: 2.2 miles

Transport Options: Approx. 10 minutes by car or 10 minutes by bus from the bus stop adjacent Rotton Park Rd. (stop number 6)

Cadbury World

Looking for a fun day out in Birmingham? Cadbury World is the perfect attraction to keep you entertained!

Join the 4D Chocolate Adventure, find out how chocolate is made, visit Bull Street (a full scale replica of where John Cadbury opened his first store) or jump on a Beanmobile for a magical journey.

Fun for all the family... and us big kids too!

Distance from Hotel: 3.5 miles

Transport Options: Approx. 15 minutes by car

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4.30pm, Weekends 10.30am-6pm, August & Holidays 10am-6pm subject to change

The National Sea Life Centre

Discover over 2000 creatures and over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life at The National Sea Life Centre - One of the best family attractions in Birmingham.

Distance from Hotel: 1.7 miles

Transport Options: Approx. 8 minutes by car or 10 minutes by bus from the bus stop adjacent Rotton Park Rd. (stop number 6)

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Weekends 10am-6pm, Holidays 10am-6pm

Hippodrome Theatre Birmingham

Hippodrome Theatre Birmingham is an excellent and spacious theatre with comfortable seats, located just 15 minutes away from our Edgbaston Palace Hotel.

This wonderful theatre presents amazing performances with more than 600,000 patrons attending to the shows and events in the Hippodrome. Shows include dance, ballet, opera, comedy, musicals, family and pantomines.

For tickets and information, call +44 (0) 844 338 5000 or e-mail tickets@birminghamhippodrome.com 

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Sports Arenas

Warwickshire County Cricket Club also known as Edgbaston Stadium is the home grounds for Birmingham Bears and is located less than 3 miles from Edgbaston Palace Hotel.

This cricket club became first-class county club in 1894 and competed in the County Championship from 1895.

Since Edgbaston is a public transport destination, car parking is quite limited. It is recommended to use official stadium parking and to book in advance.

If you require disabled car parking spaces, please call +44 (0) 121 446 3605.

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Villa Park is not only one of the oldest and most famed stadiums in Europe, it is also the home turf for Aston Villa Football Club. From Edgbaston Palace Hotel to Villa Park, it only takes 20 minutes to get to there.

Public transport is easily accessible. Witton Railway Station is only 5 minutes stroll and Aston Railway Station is 15 minutes walk from the park.

It is not just about football but concerts are also set-up from famous music stars such as Bruce Springsteen, Barry White, Duran Duran, Take That and Bon Jovi.

Tours: Mondays to Sundays (10:30am, 1pm, 3pm), Sundays (10:30am, 1pm). Book your tour in advance, call +44 (0) 333 323 5353.

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St. Andrew's Stadium has been the home ground of Birmingham City Football Club, just 15 minutes from Edgbaston Palace Hotel.

Guided tours are available, organised by Birmingham City. Touring include the dressing rooms, players tunnel, press room and dugouts.

Phone +44 (0) 344 557 1875 or e-mail reception@bcfc.com 

Shopping

Birmingham City is a shopping paradise, filled with lots of sophisticated shopping centres, markets and stores. The city offers everything for everyone from Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, to the world famous Jewellery Quarter.

The whole Birmingham region offers a wide range of shopping centres. See some of the recommendations below.

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Bullring is one of the largest shopping centres, located 15 minutes from Edgbaston Palace Hotel.

Bullring has over 160 trendy shops, Spiceal Street offering plenty of restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes to explore such as Armani Exchange, Hugo Boss, Karen Millen, Sketchers, Timerberland, Virgin Media, The Entertainer, Debenhams, Diesel, Boots, Apple Store, Disney Store, Caffe Nero, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Jamie’s Italian and much more.

Standard Centre Opening Times: Mondays to Fridays 10am to 8pm, Saturdays 9am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm

Spiceal Street Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays 11am until late, Sunday 11am to 10pm

Phone: +44 (0) 121 632 1526 

shopping centre

The Mailbox Shopping Centre, located 10 minutes from our hotel, is Birmingham’s leading shopping and lifestyle destination with exclusive stores, restaurants, cafe bars, hotels plus 24-hour parking.

This is the ultimate location for people to buy designer labels as well as international brands in one place. Such brand and designers stores include Harvey Nichols, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, L.K. Bennett London, and more.

Standard Store Opening Times: Mondays to Saturday (10am – 7pm), Sundays (11am – 5pm)

Bars & Restaurants Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays (10am until late)

Phone: +44 (0) 121 632 1000. E-mail: info@mailboxlife.com 

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The Great Western Arcade provides an elegant, well preserved Victorian award-winning fashion boutiques, hair and beauty salons, food and drink, which is located 15 minutes from us.

Retailers include Mr.Simms, Bentleys, Sushi Passion, Timpson, The Pen Shop, The Bread Collection, Anderson & Hill, Ikon Barbers, Designer Exchange and several others.

Opening Times: Mondays to Saturdays (6:30am to 10:00pm), Sundays (10:30am to 5:30pm)

Phone: +44 (0) 121 236 5417. E-mail: admin@greatwesternarcade.co.uk