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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Cadbury World is a tourist attraction, featuring a self-guided exhibition tour, created and run by the Cadbury Company which created the world famous Cadbury chocolate brand. It's what "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" film and novel are based on. Cadbury World is an adventure into the world of chocolate. From humble beginnings in a shop in Birmingham the Cadbury brothers created a chocolate empire that has factories around the world. The Cadbury factory at Bournville has a visitor centre that is dedicated to the history of chocolate. Both educational and excitingly portrayed, the visitor can learn about how cocoa beans are grown, how they came to be imported to Europe and made into the chocolate that we know today. How has chocolate changed over the years, and what made Cadbury's so successful. There is also an excellent factory shop where visitors can purchase a wide range of Cadbury products at factory prices. A restaurant/cafeteria can be found on site and there is a play area for children. Special features include a 3D video story and an interactive theatre which deals not only with chocolate, its manufacture and its advertising but also provides an insight into the Cadbury ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Nature
“On a clear day you can see 17 counties! This is a must - fabulous views and also more great food and shopping at this venue!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Zoo
“Go wild on a four-mile self-drive safari; visit the Discovery Trail; enjoy amusement rides.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“At just over an hours drive away uncover a world of chocolatey delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun-packed day out at Cadbury World! You’ll learn how your favourite confectioneries are made, play in virtual chocolate rain, and add your favourite treat to a delicious pot of warm melted Cadbury Dairy Milk. Discover the origins of the cocoa bean, before hopping aboard the magical ‘Cadabra’ ride, and meeting the infamous Cadbury drumming gorilla!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
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“Snowshill Manor is a National Trust property located in the village of Snowshill, Gloucestershire. It is a sixteenth century country house, best known for its twentieth century owner, Charles Paget Wade, an eccentric man who amassed an enormous collection of objects that interested him.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“A park with good walks and cycling, river walks and lake, the Midlands Art Centre with theatre, cafe, cinema, art gallery and small zoo (West Midlands Conservation Park and Zoo). Visit the Warwickshire Cricket Ground (International cricket stadium) opposite and the cricket stadium shop. Book inadvance and see a cricket match. Spend two days there. Open all year. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Beautiful Malvern Theatres also has a cinema. Have a look on their website for what's on.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Nature
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“Stunning gardens, loads of history in a beautiful part of the world. The Ebrington Arms is a couple of miles down the road if you're out walking, excellent for a pint and a bite!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“You never need to worry about finding some fun for your family in Birmingham when Cannon Hill Park is right around the corner! There are rides and games, arts and entertainment and amazing outdoor fun, all in the heart of Birmingham!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Hotel
“Excellent for walking and cycling. Also hosts Malvern Theatres where many of the west end shows are toured. The Three counties Showground hosts both the RHS Spring and Autumn festivals”
  • 27 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Superb unique walking area with a Walking Festival May 23rd, and March 2nd Festival of Ideas.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Continuous exhibits of art, a programme of activities, courses, cinema and performing arts, a nice cafe, boating lake (in the summer) and great gardens for walking around. Opposite Edgbaston cricket ground.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Independent Art Deco cinema, with comfortable seating, good food and live events.”
  • 24 locals recommend
University
“A world top 100 university and part of the prestigious Russell Group, the University of Birmingham makes important things happen. It's beautiful architecture has inspired tens of millions around the world, and many novels and films have been inspired by it.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“The Lickey Hills is a winderful place to get a view over the whole city on a clear day. Lots of open space to walk round the trails. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Attractive mall with cineworld and many eating outlets. Farmer's market the first Friday of every month situated on the high street just outside the mall”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“Lively and friendly pub serving great food to suit all tastes in Malvern. Dietary requirements catered for. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
“Massive old Birmingham classic, old man pub collides with Friday night hedonists. Massive covered beer garden at the back to explore with cocktail bar, wine bar and often some street food.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“Cafe, garden and evening live music (mostly folky). Great daytime food, particularly good for families.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely venue, great menu. Alfresco Summer dining. Lovely gardens for children to run around in.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Fantastic independent Italian restaurant serving delicious dishes. Great for family meals.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Michelin-starred restaurant open for lunch and dinner with an emphasis on seasonal, British ingredients.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Relaxed pub. Cosy in the winter, lovely garden/Terrace overlooking the village green and duck pond”
  • 13 locals recommend
Event Space
“Very good standard of pub food. Booking adviseable and very close. They have rooms too”
  • 7 locals recommend

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