Located in The West Midlands, Birmingham is England’s second largest city by population. Equally important it is considered a social, cultural and commercial hot spot within the country.

What makes Birmingham truly unique is it has small rivers running through the city. The River Tame, River Rea and River Cole. Additionally, all were utilised in Victorian times during the industrial revolution. During this period the city welcomed boats delivering materials from London and beyond on a daily basis. Why not take a tour along the canals to learn all about history.

Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter is home to the largest concentration of Jewellery businesses in Europe. As a matter of fact it is famous across the globe. This is the place to find high-quality bespoke jewellery. People travel from all over the country to have tailor made, unique pieces which are completely individual to them.

If shopping is your thing, then a trip to the Bullring is a must on the list. This modern iconic landmark is filled with high-street fashion and household shops, plus restaurants.

If food is more you thing, why not visit the iconic Balti Triangle, just outside the city centre. Famous for being the home of the British Balti, its packed with award winning and family run businesses.

If you are looking for something to entertain the little ones. Why not take a trip to the world famous Cadbury World. Here you can enjoy all things chocolate and learn about this delicious confectionary. Not to mention, try some for yourself!

Travelling to Birmingham by Ferry

The closest ferry port to Birmingham is Liverpool Ferry Terminal. This ferry terminal is approximately 160km away (100 miles). Generally speaking, this would result in a pleasant drive allowing you to explore the English countryside, taking around 2 hours 30minutes.

There is actually seven separate UK to ferry ports that will get you within a 4 hour drive of Birmingham. As a result, where ever you live in the world, driving to Birmingham should be easy. With ferries arriving into England from France, Holland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.