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Flights from Birmingham

Only 10km from Birmingham city centre lies its airport, Birmingham Airport, which handles on average of almost 10 million passengers a year flying domestically and internationally. Birmingham Airport is surrounded by 3 different villages and the National Exhibition Centre, the largest exhibition centre in the UK where various music acts from famous groups like Spice Girls, Queen and Iron Maiden have performed. Birmingham itself is famous for its higher education and cultural institutions. Travellers who wish to proceed to other places from Birmingham will have a myriad choices as the city is well connected on the motorway, rail and canal networks.

Those who are interested in flying from Birmingham Airport will also have many transport choices to the airport to embark on their trip. Other than the usual modes of transport like the public bus, trains and taxis, those who enjoy cycling or sports can find themselves on dedicated cycle routes and quiet paths leading to the airport and also park their bicycles on the free short- term cycle parking sites available near the Terminal Departure areas.

Where to go

Fly to London, the capital city of England and also the United Kingdom. Stroll along the world- famous River Thames as the London Eye, Palace of Westminster and the Big Ben Clock Tower stand gloriously alongside.

Also fly to Liverpool, labelled the World Capital City of Pop by Guinness World Records, as artists have produced more number one singles here than anywhere else, including The Beatles. Liverpool is also home to Liverpool and Everton Football Club. Visit the Albert Dock, Maritime Mercantile City and St George's Hall, all famous landmarks of Liverpool. If city life bores you, fly to Shanklin, an island off the southern coast of England. Its sandy beach, Old Village and a wooded ravine, Shanklin Chine, are its main attractions. Let the relaxing atmosphere and sea breeze blow all your troubles away.

If you think you have had enough of England, take a short hour-long flight out of Birmingham to Edinburgh in Scotland. Edinburgh is rich in history and has many historic buildings, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars, the Canongate, and an extensive Georgian New Town built in the 18th century. The city has also been known as a centre of education, in the fields of medicine, the sciences and engineering.

Fly to Montreal across the North Atlantic Ocean. The distinctive French influence on the city might trick you into thinking that you’re in France! Montreal is also a UNESCO City of Design, so click away at the beautiful buildings that line the city.

Otherwise, fly to Paris where the romantic Eiffel Tower offers panoramic views of the city and the grand Louvre Museum houses masterpieces like the Mona Lisa.

You can also take off to Florence in Italy where the Uffizi Gallery awaits. Ogle at the beautiful art, shop for leather products at the San Lorenzo market and take a stroll in the Boboli Gardens.

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