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Driving to Birmingham

A Motorists guide to Birmingham - directions, parking and more



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Birmingham was once an industrial centre, but the closure of many British organizations in the 80s and the more recent regeneration of the city has encouraged many new businesses to set up shop. A large shopping centre and renewed transport links are fast making the UK’s second largest city also one of the liveliest.

Birmingham has long been associated with the chocolate industry, due to Cadbury and Bournville both having their headquarters nearby. Also famous is the city’s Jewellery Quarter, where over a third of all Britain’s jewellery is crafted by independent jewellers.

The National Exhibition Centre, or NEC, hosts numerous shows each year and is the largest venue of its kind in the UK. Family entertainment can be had at the National Sea Life Centre which contains over 3000 aquatic animals.

The City Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Royal Ballet are worth checking out if classical music and ballet are your thing. If a night out on the tiles is more appealing, Broad Street has a plethora of pubs, bars and clubs where you can party till the small hours of the morning.

Map of the area



Speed limits around Birmingham

Speed Limits

Motorway: 70 mph
Dual Carriageway: 70 mph
Rural: 60 mph
Urban: 30 mph

Distances from Birmingham to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Birmingham
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Town
Stratford, England35 km (22 miles)

Attraction
Alton Towers, England56 km (35 miles)

Attraction
Silverstone Circuit, England75 km (47 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest, England94 km (58 miles)

Town
Manchester, England113 km (70 miles)

Town
Bath, England128 km (79 miles)

Town
Cardiff, Wales142 km (88 miles)

Attraction
Stonehenge, England145 km (90 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Longleat Forest, England146 km (91 miles)

Attraction
Thorpe Park, England153 km (95 miles)

Town
London, England162 km (101 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Elveden Forest, England173 km (107 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Whinfell Forest, England245 km (152 miles)

Town
Dublin, Ireland308 km (191 miles)

Town
Belfast, Northern Ireland354 km (220 miles)

Town
Bruges, Belgium378 km (235 miles)

Town
Edinburgh, Scotland394 km (245 miles)

Town
Lille, France399 km (248 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Port Zélande, Netherlands401 km (249 miles)

Town
Glasgow, Scotland406 km (252 miles)

Town
Rotterdam, Netherlands437 km (271 miles)

Town
Derry, Northern Ireland443 km (275 miles)

Town
Cork, Ireland454 km (282 miles)

Town
Antwerp, Belgium454 km (282 miles)

Town
Amsterdam, Netherlands459 km (285 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Les Bois-Francs, France462 km (287 miles)

Town
Brussels, Belgium467 km (290 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Eemhof, Netherlands494 km (307 miles)

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