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J.R.R. Tolkien and Birmingham

Between 1895 and 1911, author J.R.R. Tolkien lived in Birmingham. Many places across Birmingham were his inspiration for world famous novels The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.


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Introducing The Golden Square (Jewellery Quarter), Birmingham, UK

The Golden Square is located between Vyse Street and Warstone Lane in the Jewellery Quarter.


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Introducing Old Joe (University of Birmingham), Birmingham, UK

Old Joe is the tallest free standing clock tower in the world is located at the University of Birmingham. Built from 1900-08.


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Introducing Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

The National Indoor Arena opened in Birmingham in 1991. It's been called Utilita Arena Birmingham since April 2020.


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Introducing Newhall Square (Jewellery Quarter), Birmingham

Newhall Square is located on Newhall Street in the Jewellery Quarter near the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.


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Holders Lane Woods, Birmingham - A hidden gem!

Holders Lane Woods is in Selly Park and Moseley, Birmingham. With Holders Lane and Pebble Mill Fields, the route along the Rea Valley goes into the back of Cannon Hill Park.


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Introducing Ladywood - A Birmingham neighbourhood

This project provides an introduction to Ladywood, one of Birmingham's many neighbourhoods.  


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Waseley Hills Country Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Waseley Hills Country Park is near south west Birmingham in Worcestershire.


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Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum - A Birmingham Gem!

Thinktank is a Science Museum in Millennium Point, Eastside, Birmingham that opened in 2001. It replaced the Newhall Street museum.


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Birmingham Museum Collection Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Museum Collection Centre is a museum collection facility in Nechells, Birmingham.


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Mill Lodge Park, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Mill Lodge Park is in Solihull near Shirley. Also called the Colebrook Recreation Ground.


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Newey Goodman Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Newey Goodman Park is in Hall Green, Birmingham near the Stratford Road. Used to be a Recreation Ground / Open Space.


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Olton Jubilee Park, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Olton Jubilee Park was opened in the 1930s to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of George V.


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Langley Hall Park, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Langley Hall Park is close to Robin Hood Golf Club in Kineton Green, Solihull.


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Austin Park, Longbridge - A wonderful open space!

Development of the new Austin Park began in 2012 and it opened in 2013 at Longbridge Town Centre.


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Kings Heath Village Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Kings Heath Village Square is near All Saints Church in Kings Heath at the Vicarage Road and High Street junction.


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Summerfield Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Summerfield Park is in Summerfield, Birmingham. Historic park opened in 1876. End of the Harborne Walkway.


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West Park, Wolverhampton - A wonderful open space!

West Park is in Wolverhampton. This 43 acre park is one of the best unspoilt Victorian parks left in England.


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Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge - A wonderful open space!

Mary Stevens Park is in Stourbridge, Dudley, West Midlands.


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Priory Park, Dudley - A wonderful open space!

Priory Park is in Dudley. Opened in 1932. Ruins of Dudley Priory are here.


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Dorridge Park, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Dorridge Parkand Dorridge Wood Local Nature Reserve are in Solihull.


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Knowle Park, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Knowle Park is in Knowle, Solihull. Is also Nature Reserves here.


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Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich - A wonderful open space!

 Dartmouth Park is located in West Bromwich, Sandwell. Close to West Bromwich Town Centre and Sandwell Valley.


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The Vale Village, University of Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

The Vale Village is a parked landscape off Edgbaston Park Road near student accommodation. The Vale is set in a relaxing conservation area with its own lake. A beautiful spot.


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Daisy Farm Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Daisy Farm Park is close to the Maypole in Birmingham on Maypole Lane. Also called Daisy Farm Recreation Ground.


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