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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing historic buildings

Here, through features, galleries, maps and tours, we'd like to introduce you to some of the wonderful historic builds and architecture on show in and across Birmingham. 

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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.

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Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, People & community, Green open spaces, Classic Architecture
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Statue of Horatio Nelson at the Bullring

Following the visit of Horatio Nelson to Birmingham in 1802, and his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805, Birmingham got a statue of him in 1809 by Richard Westmacott.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Art; Culture & creativity
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Equestrian Statue of King George I at the University of Birmingham

The Equestrian Statue of King George I is outside of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Originally for Dublin, Ireland in the early 18th century. It was brought to Birmingham in 1937.

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The Hazelwell, Stirchley - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hazelwell is a public house in Stirchley on Hazelwell Fordrough and Pineapple Road. Not far from Vicarage Road. There has been a pub on this site in Mock Tudor style since the 1930s.

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Pendigo Lake at the Birmingham NEC

The Pendigo Lake is located at the National Exhibition Centre (Birmingham NEC). It is near Resorts World Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, and faces the exteriors of Halls 1 and 5. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Modern Architecture, Rivers, lakes & canals, Landscape architecture
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National Exhibition Centre at the Birmingham NEC

The National Exhibition Centre (also called The NEC) is located in Marston Green, Solihull. It opened in 1976. Over the years it has been expanded and now has 20 interconnected halls.

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St Paul's Gallery - Centres of art with community

St Paul's Gallery is located on Northwood Street in the Jewellery Quarter, close to James Street. They have a large collection of signed album artwork. It opened in 2003.

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The Station, Kings Heath - A Birmingham Gem!

The Station is a public house on the Kings Heath High Street. It was probably named after the first Kings Heath Station (1840-1941). By the end of 2023, there will be a new railway station.

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Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar in Bournville - Culture, history and faith

The Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar is located in Bournville, Birmingham on Griffins Brook Lane. Built for political refugees from Yugoslavia after World War II,

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Passions: History & heritage, Classic Architecture, Faith
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The Red Lion, Kings Heath - A Birmingham Gem!

The Red Lion is a public house in Kings Heath on the Vicarage Road, dating to 1903 by the architect C E Bateman. Between Howard Road and Grove Road. It's a Grade II listed building.

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Merrymaid Bar and Grill - A Birmingham Gem!

The Merrymaid Bar and Grill is an Indian public house on the no 50 bus route, at Moseley Road and Upper Conybere Street in Highgate, Birmingham.

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Selly Park Tavern - A Birmingham Gem!

Selly Park Tavern is a public house run by Ember Inns, located on the Pershore Road in Selly Park, Birmingham. On the no 45 and 47 bus routes.

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The Country Girl, Selly Oak - A Birmingham Gem!

The Country Girl is a public house run by Ember Inns on Raddlebarn Road in Selly Oak, Birmingham. It is close to the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

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The Ruin, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Ruin is a public house in Digbeth on the corner of Floodgate Street and Little Ann Street. There has been a pub on this site since at least 1785!

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Bournbrook Sports Pitches at the University of Birmingham

The Bournbrook Sports Pitches were built during 2017-18 and are used for hockey and football. They will be used in the summer of 2022 for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Dead Wax Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

Dead Wax Digbeth is a public house on Adderley Street in Digbeth, Birmingham. It was formerly a Free House called The Wagon & Horses until 2019. A live music venue.

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The Old Moseley Arms - A Birmingham Gem!

The Old Moseley Arms is a public house hidden away in Balsall Heath, Birmingham on Tindal Street. Winner of Birmingham CAMRA pub of the year award in 2013 and 2014.

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The Bristol Pear, Selly Oak - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bristol Pear is a public house in Selly Oak on the corner of the Bristol Road and Heeley Road. It is a student pub close to Selly Oak Station.

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The Goose at the OVT, Selly Oak - A Birmingham Gem!

The Goose at the OVT is a student public house on the Bristol Road in Selly Oak. Originally built as the Bournbrook Hotel for the Holt Brewery Co Ltd.

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The Bear and Staff, Selly Oak - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bear and Staff is a public house in Selly Oak on the Bristol Road. Between Lodge Hill Road and Frederick Road. Part of the Marston's family of pubs.

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir - Culture, history and faith

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a new Hindu temple located on Pitmaston Road in Hall Green, Birmingham, next to Robin Hood Academy. It opened in 2021.

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The Canal House - A Birmingham Gem!

The Canal House is at Gas Street Basin near Bridge Street in Westside, Birmingham. It was formerly a pub called The James Brindley. Renovated and opened in 2017.

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The Flapper - A Birmingham Gem!

The Flapper is a public house at Cambrian Wharf in Birmingham. Located on Kingston Row, and close to the Civic Centre Estate. Was formerly called The Flapper & Firkin.

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Missing Bar - A Birmingham Gem!

Missing Bar is a gay pub on the corner of Hurst Street and Bromsgrove Street in Southside, part of the Gay Village. Formerly the Australian Bar, built in 1897 by James & Lister Lea.

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