Visitors to Birmingham from other towns and cities in the UK can reach their destination by National Express coach or Megabus. There are also a number of Eurolines services which arrive in the city from Europe and Morocco. Central Birmingham has no major hub for regional buses, but instead there are a series of stops and stands dotted around the streets. Long-distance buses to Birmingham use Birmingham Coach Station, situated on Mill Lane in Digbeth. The terminus is a 5 minute walk from the city’s large indoor market and shopping centre. Birmingham Coach Station is well served by public transport, including bus routes 17, 58 and 59.
Located in the West Midlands, Birmingham is a post-industrial city which has proudly maintained the evidence of its manufacturing past. The network of canals which cross the city centre were built to transport goods in Victorian times. Now the brightly colored bridges and pretty landscaped areas have inspired a growing cafe culture – ideal for a quiet Sunday stroll. Further afield the Cadbury World chocolate factory will enchant little kids and big kids alike. Visitors can see how this sweet treat is produced and enjoy plenty of free tasters on the house. Closer to the town centre, there’s a distinctly contemporary atmosphere. Try the silver studded Selfridges building for some designer bargains, then head over to the glamorous Bullring for the best in high street chic and plenty of cozy eateries. Birmingham's Museum and Art Gallery are located in the centre of the city, where visitors can find out about the history of the area. There are also many other international treasures including an excellent exhibition of pre-Raphaelite art and an Ancient Egyptian collection.