Solihull attractions

Solihull attractions

SolihullSolihull lies in the West Midlands, a landlocked county that borders Warwickshire to the east, Worcestershire to the south, and Staffordshire to the north. It is one of the most heavily urbanised counties, with Birmingham the nucleus of the region. Birmingham and the Black Country lie at the hub of the British canal system, aswell as being easily accessible by rail, coach and air.

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Attractions National Motorcycle Museum, 86 Henwood Lane, Solihull, B91 2TH. Tel: 0121 704 2784. The complex re-opened after the fire in 2003, with a larger gift shop, conference facilities for over 5000 delegates and better access for the disabled. www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk. About 1 mile from Solihull.

National Motorcycle Museum

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Attractions The NEC, Birmingham, England, B40 1NT. Tel: 0121 780 4141. The National Exhibition Centre is the busiest exhibition centre in Europe, staging more than 180 exhibitions each year, ranging from world-famous public shows as Crufts Dog Show and Clotheshow Live to international trade exhibitions like IPEX and Spring Fair, Birmingham. Up to four million people visit the centre each year. www.necgroup.co.uk. About 4 miles north of Solihull.

The National Exhibition Centre

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Attractions Packwood House, Lapworth, Solihull, Warwickshire B94 6AT. Tel: 01564 783294. A much-restored Tudor house, garden with notable topiary and park. Tudor manor house with a fascinating civil war history. Lavish interior with renowned collections of stained glass and tapestries. Walled flower garden offers a riot of colour throughout the year. Unusual 17th-century Yew Garden. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Stephen Robson). About 5 miles south of Solihull.

Packwood House

Attractions Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton Village, Knowle, Solihull, Warwickshire B93 0DQ. Tel: 01564 783294. Picturesque medieval moated manor house and garden. Atmospheric house dates from 15th century. Discover the three priest holes used to hide persecuted Jesuit priests in the 1590s. Exquisite 19th-century Catholic chapel. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Andrew Butler). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 5 miles south of Solihull.

Baddesley Clinton

Attractions Grand Union Canal. The Grand Union Canal main line covers the 137 miles from London and Birmingham. Branches take it to places such as Slough, Leicester, Wendover, Aylesbury and Northampton. One end of the Canal is at Brentford on the River Thames, the other end at Bordesley Junction in the centre of Birmingham. At Bordesley it divides to join up with other canals. Passes 1 mile north of Solihull.

Grand Union Canal

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Other Attractions - Worcestershire Attractions Warwickshire Attractions Derbyshire Attractions Staffordshire Attractions. Also see Solihull Solihull travel. Also Kenilworth hotels & Coventry hotels.

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