Travel on the canals of Birmingham, England

It's always nice to see the colourful canal boats puttering about. More canals than Venice!

Birmingham, UK

birmingham guide

Our Birmingham guide takes in the city's stylish restaurants, spas and shopping districts along with dazzling new architecture and lovely canalside cafes.

Slip slidin` away    A "Helter Skelter" from the 1930`s, found in the Black Country Living Museum, near Birmingham, England.

Slip slidin` away A "Helter Skelter" from the found in the Black Country Living Museum, near Birmingham, England. I've never seen one, but I remember it being mentioned in one of the books I loved as a kid.

Birmingham, England made the list for one of the best, lesser known towns to visits.  Birmingham is a vibrant cultural center, plus it’s near some of England’s most renowned historic sites—including Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace AND it has more canals than Venice, Italy.

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