The academic heart of Aston

Whether you have bright and budding offspring attending Aston University or just want to visit its grounds for a feel of the area, you'll find the campus most welcoming. If you're visiting a student here, there's plenty to see and do while they're attending their lectures. In fact just over the road, head to the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum for close encounters with technology past, present and future via family-friendly interactive displays.

Take in the sights of historic Aston

Time to kill? The splendour of the Jacobean Aston Hall is close-by - its period rooms featuring ornate furniture, paintings, textiles and metalwork from the collections of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery are well worth a visit, not to mention the fabulous grounds. Meanwhile, the beautiful Brookvale Park should not be missed for those who fancy a breath of fresh air, peace and quiet.

Enjoy the hubbub of Birmingham

Aston University is part of Birmingham - which means the city centre is within easy reach. There's plenty to add to the agenda, including the Bullring shopping centres, the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and Cadbury World. Who could resist a real-life chocolate factory? Planning a trip to Aston University? Travelodge Birmingham Central Moor Street Hotel is your best bet, as it's close to the campus and convenient for the city centre, while Travelodge Birmingham Central Bull Ring Hotel and Travelodge Birmingham Central Hotel are equally good value.