Welcome to Yardley
Yardley is a small area and council constituency in east Birmingham. Its origins stretch back to the writing of the Domesday book, and a small area of Yardley, called Old Yardley, has been given conservation status to protect its historic buildings. Today, it's centred around a main shopping area called The Yew Tree, and a relatively new unit of restaurants and a Co-op supermarket.
The culture of Coventry
A short drive east from Yardley, you'll find Coventry; a city in the Midlands brimming with as much eclectic intrigue as Birmingham. In the Coventry and wider Warwickshire area, you'll find ancient castles and rustic market towns, interspersed with attractions that reflect the modern industrial nature of the Midlands, such as the Coventry Transport Museum. With convenient transport links to Birmingham and surrounding towns, Coventry makes a great stop-off for anyone visiting the Midlands.
Take it all in at Blakesley Hall
A timber-framed house built in the late Tudor period, Blakesley Hall was intended as a lavish oasis for some of Birmingham's wealthiest merchant families. Today, it's still an oasis; a carefully preserved relic of the past, surrounded by modern developments. The entire house is furnished by an original inventory taken in the 1600s, offering visitors a fascinating glimpse into the area's bygone days.
Planning a trip to Yardley? Travelodge Birmingham Yardley Hotel is just south of Gilbertstone Recreation Ground, and Travelodge Birmingham Sheldon Hotel is a 5-minute drive away.