Romantic in Birmingham
|| When you think about
the most romantic city breaks in the world, perhaps Birmingham doesn’t
immediately conjure up the same images as Paris or Venice but it’s
certainly on the up.
If you’re looking for a cosmopolitan city that offers visitors
excellent shopping, dining
and accommodation, then perhaps Birmingham
should be top of your list of places to visit with that someone special.
Choose a romantic hotel in the hub of the thriving city centre or
head to a rustic countryside retreat.
star luxury doesn’t come any better than the kind of inviting
welcome you’ll receive at Bridge House Hotel [map],
Sherbourne Road, Acocks Green. This stunning hotel ticks all the boxes
when it comes to friendly service, stunning suites and beautiful boudoirs,
and it's been established for more than 25 years.
Indulge in a meal from the impressive a la carte restaurant or simply
head upstairs to one of the well appointed 51 rooms to enjoy the many
facilities and extra special touches on offer.
Alternatively, breathe some country air and go for long walks with
a loved one by booking into The Old Rectory [map],
Ipsley Lane, Ipsley, Redditch. Not only is this a great place for
history buffs who will savour the delights of staying in a 500 year
old rectory, it’s also the ideal place to escape to. If that’s
not tempting enough there’s a really peaceful atmosphere about
this place and all bedrooms are uniquely decorated.
Get in a romantic mood with a visit to one of Birmingham’s best
loved treasures. Acclaimed as the “finest concert hall in Europe”,
Symphony Hall [map]
is the nearest thing to acoustic perfection you can get. It stands
on a floating base designed to minimise vibration from outside.
In design the hall returns to the shape of the classical concert hall
of the pre-20th century. With its acoustic curtains and its huge reverberation
chamber behind the stage, it is an instrument in itself, which can
be tuned to enhance the quality of musical performances.
You’ll be able to see the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
here as well as other classical and operatic performances.
The Symphony Hall is located at The NEC [map]
(National Exhibition Centre) and The NEC Arena, Birmingham.
If you’re thinking of popping the question head to the Jewellery
Quarter (which begins on Icknield Street and stretches for several
miles). Here you’ll find a unique combination of some of Birmingham’s
oldest museums and a large collection
of bespoke jewellers.
This is the perfect place to shop for a really unusual engagement
ring or propose under the Edwardian clock tower.
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