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Diverse, artsy and fast-paced, Birmingham is the epitome of a modern English city. It simultaneously retains pride in its industrial past while forging a path into the 21st century. Flying south from Edinburgh to Birmingham Airport takes you right into the heart of the West Midlands and England’s second-most populous city. Museums, theatres, some of the country’s best nightlife, picturesque canals, fascinating architecture – there’s a new energy and an infectious buzz to “Brum”.
If you’re looking for other reasons to visit the city, you need not search far. Birmingham is fun and festive in winter, with free events like the Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair – the largest German-style yuletide market in the UK. In summer, Birmingham is alive with music and late-evening events by the canals and the city is pleasantly warm during spring, which is also the cheapest time to fly from Edinburgh. Birmingham has a lot going on no matter the time of year, but the main influx of visitors happens in August and September, partly due to the start of the football season.
Birmingham is an increasingly popular destination and direct Edinburgh-Birmingham flights are extremely easy to find thanks to Flybe, who cover the route around five times a day, year round. From Edinburgh Airport, the flight time to Birmingham is only one hour and 15 minutes.
Birmingham Airport sits eight miles east of the city centre, and it’s superbly connected via public transport. Once you’ve landed, a free Air-Rail Link takes you to Birmingham International Rail Station, where you can hop aboard a train to Birmingham city centre. Trains leave at least every 15 minutes, cost less than £5 and take 10-20 minutes. There are frequent bus connections too, also costing less than £5, and taxis – which take about 30 minutes – cost around £25.
At once laidback and full of life, Birmingham is a great destination for a relaxing yet vibrant getaway. Often overlooked for flashy London, Birmingham is confident enough in its own coolness to not have to shout about it. Come and see what makes “Brummies” among the proudest city dwellers in the United Kingdom, as you explore industrial buildings reimagined as art galleries and theatres. Birmingham also boasts a dazzling array of museums, while the city has garnered massive attention as a shopping haven in recent years. Take a tour of the home of Britain’s most delicious chocolate at Cadbury World, or catch a pulsating match at the iconic Villa Park and St Andrews football stadiums – two of the country’s oldest. Don’t leave without sampling the city’s pulsating nightlife, which is among the best in Britain. Unforgettable nights are routinely had in areas such as Southside and Broad Street, home to some of Birmingham’s most popular clubs and pubs.
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