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Birmingham - A City Full of Surprises!

Set the family clock for early. Birmingham offers an incredible amount to get through. Whether with toddlers or teens, to tackle all of this family fun, you’ll need some stamina!

Discover a city that surprises at every turn. This summer explore the city’s heritage with a stroll along the canals, take advantage of Birminghams year round programme of live music and theatrical performances or shop ‘til you drop in Britain’s favourite retail destination outside of the West End.

Kick off with Drayton Manor Theme Park, Cadbury World or Thinktank with its Planetarium; just some of Birminghams stonking attractions or take a leisurely stroll through outdoors Birmingham. Did you know Sutton Park is one of Europe’s largest (and most appealing) urban parks? Or that Birmingham has more trees than Paris? And more miles of canal than Venice? Beautiful Birmingham - you don’t know the half of it!

The area of Digbeth in Birmingham’s city centre has strong links with the Irish community and for this reason it is commonly referred to as the Irish Quarter. The area is home to many Irish pubs, perhaps most famous of these is The Dubliner, The Irish Centre is also situated in Digbeth.

The Irish Quarter is currently undergoing a renaissance with the development of Connaught Square - 658 apartments, a 180-bed hotel, 36 serviced apartments, shops, offices, bars, restaurants, more than 1,000 car parking spaces and two public squares are planned in the area.

And Digbeth is naturally the setting for Birmingham’s annual St Patrick’s Day Parade which has attracted crowds of over one hundred thousand, making it the largest in the country.

Birmingham has something for everyone and it's so easy to get to, there’s never been a better time to visit. It’s never been cheaper or easier to get to Birmingham from Ireland! With a strong Euro and the budget airlines compared why not book yourself a bargain flight and pop over to do some great shopping this weekend?

BMI baby flies from Ireland West Knock to Birmingham International Airport daily with fares available from €22.99 one way including taxes and charges. To book visit or contact your local travel agent.

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