Ten reasons to visit Edgbaston

Just a 15 minute drive from our City Centre Campus and easily accessible via car or public transport, lies Edgbaston - home to our City South Campus. With beautiful visitor hotspots such as Martineau Gardens and The Botanical Gardens, the suburban area of Edgbaston has lots to offer.

Here’s our top ten reasons to visit Edgbaston

1) The Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Visit and explore the spectacular Botanical Gardens and beautiful glasshouses and that’s not all - from poetry courses to a special murder mystery dinner event there are lots of things to enjoy throughout the year. Make sure you also check out the Martineau Gardens.

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2) Edgbaston Stadium

World famous Edgbaston Stadium hosts numerous cricket matches and a number of events. Why not visit and have a tour around the venue?

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3) Laghi’s Deli

Winner of Best Restaurant in 2018, Laghi's has amazingly delicious menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you love Italian food, Laghi’s Deli is the place for you!

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4) Boston Tea Party

Whether you fancy tea, coffee or food, Boston Tea party have you covered. Enjoy the warm and friendly environment in the outdoor area as well as indoors.

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5) The Edgbaston

Stop for a drink at The Edgbaston with three lounges and a range of elegant cocktails on offer.

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6) Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

The Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is home to hundreds of animals and help save a number of endangered species.

7) Winterbourne House and Gardens

Nestled amongst the greenery of Edgbaston - and next to our neighbours at The University of Birmingham - lies Winterbourne House and Gardens, a glorious Edwardian house restored to it's Arts and Crafts splendour. You'll need a ticket to gain entry, but it's well worth it to explore the idyllic grounds of the house, which look beautiful whatever the season. Students receive discounted entry, too!

8) Harborne walkway

As the name suggests, the Harborne Walkway is a leafy corridor that will take you safely all the way from Harborne to Summerfield Park, the Edgbaston Reservoir and the City Centre along the canal towpath. It's about 20 minutes by bike, and a total wildlife haven if you fancy a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

9) Perrott's Folly

Offering more of a spectacle than something to do is Perrott's Folly, a 96-foot gothic-style tower rumoured to have inspired Tolkein's Two Towers. Tours run very occasionally but aren't for the feint hearted - the only way up and down is a very narrow and very steep spiral staircase.

10) Cannon Hill Park

For an inner city park, Cannon Hill has it all. Swan peddlo boats, a crazy golf course, its own land train and even a café, gallery and cinema space on site at The MAC.

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