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Visit the Heart of England

Located on the edges of Solihull, this growing village is thought by many to be the point in the UK furthest from the sea - hence the nickname of the Heart of England. Favoured by local footballers, the wealthy village is located in the Meriden Gap greenbelt that separates Coventry from Birmingham. It means you've got easy access to lush green scenery while having these big cities on your doorstep.

Enjoy a bite to eat

Thanks to its many famous residents, Balsall Common has an excellent restaurant and food scene. From traditional pubs like the Saracen's Head and the rustic farm shop at Oakes, to more high-end food at McKee's Brasserie, you'll be spoilt for choice. The village hall also holds a regular market selling the best local produce, from baked goods to local honey.

Take a trip to Birmingham

The Berkwell train station that sits just outside the village has excellent connections to both Birmingham and Coventry, getting you from village life to bustling cities within a matter of minutes. Birmingham has a growing food scene, world-class shopping at the Bullring and a number of leading live music venues. Coventry is more compact and easier to negotiate. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Balsall Common? The Travelodge Birmingham Airport Hotel is just 10 miles away.