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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Solihull

The West Midlands town of Solihull is 9 miles south east of Birmingham. The National Exhibition Centre is in the borough of Solihull. The town has a number of parks which cover about 130 acres. It is also the home of Land Rover 4 wheel drive car manufacturers. Places to Visit in or near Solihull Sarehole Mill and Packwood House are listed below.
18 Results In Or Near Solihull
4.2 miles from centre of Solihull
Discover Sarehole Mill, the inspiration for Lord of The Rings Principally known for its association with JRR Tolkien who used it as his inspiration for the Shire in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Sarehole Mill in Birmingham is one of only two working watermills in the city. Dating back to 1750, Sarehole now sits amidst the Birmingham suburbs yet the hustle and bustle of daily life feels far behind when you stroll along the millpond which is a home for flocks of kingfishers, mallar...
4.6 miles from centre of Solihull
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Packwood House - 'A house to dream of, a garden to dream in' Packwood House and gardens are noted for the intact layout dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, with courtyards, brick gazebos, terraces and the unique yew garden. The colourful borders give year round interest. In spring, daffodils, snowdrops and bluebells are a delightful distraction. Summer brings a blast of colour from herbaceous borders, climbing roses, honeysuckles and terrace beds. In autumn the foliage brings i...
4.6 miles from centre of Solihull
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Packwood House - 'A house to dream of, a garden to dream in' Packwood House is a 16th century house, with most of the interior designed in the 1920s by Graham Baron Ash. On display is a fine collection of 17th and 18th century furniture, French and Flemish tapestries and a mixed collection of paintings. The sumptuous bedrooms are all oak panelled with four-poster beds. Queen Mary visited in 1927 and there are reminders of her visit throughout the house. The gardens have renowned long ...
5.1 miles from centre of Solihull
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Explore the secret world of Baddlesley Clinton Manor House Dating back to the 15th century and home to the wealthy Ferrers family for 500 years, Baddesley Clinton manor house in Lapworth, just south of Birmingham, is a moated medieval house with interiors reflecting the Elizabethan period. The history to this house is fascinating – it was a refuge for persecuted Catholics and it has no less than three priest's holes to discover – and an amble around the rooms enlightens visitors on ho...
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5.1 miles from centre of Solihull
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Explore the secret world of Baddlesley Clinton House and Garden The home of the Ferrers family for some 500 years, the house and interiors of Baddesley Clinton reflect its Elizabethan heyday when it was a haven for persecuted Catholics. Open around the year, this is a step back in time and the guides are excellent ambassadors for the attraction, full of interesting information about the house and its history. The house and garden has a variety of wonderful features, look out for the...
5.7 miles from centre of Solihull
At the Limes we pride ourselves on delivering high quality service; it starts with a warm welcome right through to desserts and coffees to finish. Our passion for fresh produce trickles down into every part of the menu and begins with fresh light seasonal starters to really whet the appetite. Head Chef Karl oversees a hard-working and competent team with over 20 years of high end Michelin starred experience, he's been given the opportunity here in Solihull to put his personal stamp on the ...
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7.5 miles from centre of Solihull
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Discover Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a grade II listed building in the heart of the city, its status as one of Britain's most important museums underlined by its prominent position. Opened in 1885 and now with more than 40 galleries for visitors to inspect, the museum is stuffed with fascinating objects, from fine art and jewellery to artefacts from ancient Greece and ethnographical finds. Birmingham's art gallery is most famous for ...
8 miles from centre of Solihull
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Being one of Birmingham's best attractions, The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers something for everyone, be it one of the four stunning glasshouses showing tropical rainforest to arid desert, playground, tearoom and garden gift shop all surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK.
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8.2 miles from centre of Solihull
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Discover the beautiful Aston Hall The grand Jacobean Aston Hall in Birmingham is municipally owned and now houses the best part of the city museum and art gallery's artefacts with period furniture, paintings, textiles and silver adorning its lovely rooms. Built between 1618 and 1635, the Aston has seen its fair share of historic moments – it was seriously damaged after an attack by parliamentary troops in 1643 and you can still see the hole in the staircase where a cannonball arrived ...
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9.8 miles from centre of Solihull
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Just as the hotel’s secluded grounds and unique moat create a feeling of tranquility, so this enhanced by a visit to the spa, located in the gardens.
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