Birmingham vies for number one spot in VisitEngland’s 101 campaign

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VisitEngland’s new Facebook app sets out to find the top 101 Things to Do Before You Go Abroad, and Birmingham is steadily climbing the ranks.


Anglophiles and industry experts from far and wide have been submitting and voting on their top English experiences, which will then be whittled down to the top 101 to create the ultimate bucket list.

One of the visitor attractions in the running is our very own Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Other Birmingham attractions include: Winterbourne House and Garden at the Botanical Gardens, Cadbury World, Black Country Living Museum and The Custard Factory, Digbeth.

Emma Gray, director of marketing services for Visit Birmingham, which has teamed up with VisitEngland to promote the app, said: “Birmingham and the wider region has a lot to offer English holidaymakers, whether it’s a weekend break away or a day trip to one of our unique visitor attractions. As the home of heavy metal, the largest working Jewellery Quarter in Europe and the birthplace of the industrial revolution our diverse cultural offering continues to attract record numbers of visitors each year.

“We’re calling upon local attractions, businesses, residents and visitors to get behind the region and nominate their favourite things to see and do in Birmingham, the Black Country and Solihull for a chance to feature in VisitEngland’s 101 app.”

Think you can do better? Upload your own suggestions of either quintessentially local experiences, or those that compete on a global scale and help keep your county on the list. Nominations must be made before 1st March and will fall under six categories – Arts & Culture, History & Heritage, Food & Drink, Wildlife & Nature, Health & Fitness and Because it’s Awesome. Anyone who nominates or votes is automatically entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a weekend break.

Visit to place your vote.

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