Acocks Green - a small piece of Birmingham's big history
Acocks Green is a historic ward of south Birmingham, named after the affluent Acock family, who commissioned a stately house there in the 1300s. Though mainly residential, anyone passing through the area will get a sense of its long and intriguing history. There are a number of listed buildings lining the roads, such as the Yardley Road Baptist Church, and several cottages along Arden Road.
Welcome to Edgbaston
About 20 minutes across town from Acocks Green, Edgbaston is a notably affluent area of central Birmingham, sandwiched between Moseley and Winson Green. It's home to the main campus of the University of Birmingham, as well as various other notable places of interest, such as the Baroque style Roman catholic church of the Birmingham Oratory, Winterbourne House and Garden, and a one-time residence of the influential fantasy author J.R.R Tolkien.
Walk through the ages at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham's Museum and Art Gallery is the city's most well-known museum, and after just one visit, you'll know exactly why. Home to the largest public collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings in the world, the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon artefacts ever discovered, and a whole fascinating exhibition dedicated to the history of Birmingham, and how various turns of the times have shaped the lives of its people.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Acocks Green? Travelodge Birmingham Sheldon Hotel is just over 10 minutes away by car, as is Travelodge Birmingham Yardley Hotel.