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Birmingham is an English city containing a large number of enjoyable attractions, making it a great getaway destination for holiday-makers. With festivals, sports and fine restaurants, there's something for everyone. Ebookers can help you book a room ahead of time at one of the many hotels in Birmingham.
Depending on when your ebookers-arranged flight arrives in Birmingham, you may have an opportunity to participate in one of the city's many festivals. Every year, the city hosts its largest event: a St. Patrick's Day parade. It's the second-biggest St. Patrick's Day parades in Europe, with Dublin holding the largest. The Birmingham Heritage Festival takes place in August, and in October, the Birmingham Comedy Festival can give you a laugh. Many more festivals go on in the city, celebrating national and religious holidays as well as the cultural heritages of the city's many inhabitants. Ebookers can help you find a hotel as near to the festivities as you want to be.
Sports fans will find plenty of spectator sports to enjoy while visiting the city. Like most large English cities, football plays a large part in the sports culture of the city. Birmingham holds a special place in football history, though, as the Football League was founded in the town. Two of the oldest pro football teams in the country still call Birmingham home. Aston Villa F.C. and West Bromwich Albion F.C. both provide exciting play for fans of the sport to enjoy. If cricket is more to your liking, there's Edgbaston Stadium, serving as host to the city's world championship-winning team, the Warwickshire County Cricket Club. Along with football and cricket, tennis has a strong foothold in the city's sports community. The AEGON Classic is one of three UK tennis tournaments that play on the WTA Tour, and it takes place annually in Birmingham at the Edgbaston Priory Club. There are also professional boxing matches, stock-car racing and hockey played in the city, more than enough reasons to rush out of the hotel room you reserved with ebookers as soon as you've checked in.
Dining out in Birmingham can be a delightful experience at some of the best restaurants in the country. The city received a royal charter in the 12th century due to its agricultural market, and its residents continue to take food seriously. The city's three Michelin-starred restaurants, Simpson's in Edgbaston, Prunell's in the centre of the city and Turners in Harborne, all provide incredible meals that should delight any foodie's palate. In addition to the starred restaurants, Birmingham has a large number of Victorian pubs for a less expensive dining experience in a friendly atmosphere. Many people credit the city with the invention of the balti curry. Regardless of your dining choice, you'll find plenty of options throughout the city. To begin enjoying the festivals, sports and food of the city, you'll need to book your flight as early as possible using ebookers. With ebookers, you can also make a reservation for accommodation at one of the available hotels in Birmingham to make sure you get the rooms that you need.