Day 1

Fly into Birmingham Airport and you’ll be just 10 minutes from the city centre by train.
If you arrive in time for lunch, our insider tips include:

York’s Bakery Café
A new-generation coffee shop, all-day café and social space with rustic surroundings and soulful food.

Pure Bar
Contemporary beer specialists; located in the Colmore District of the city.

Afternoon

The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a Top 10 UK free attraction. The Museum’s fascinating collections include a large pre-Raphaelite art collection, the Staffordshire Hoard and countless Egyptian artefacts.

For an unusual alternative afternoon excursion, take the Real Peaky Blinders Tour and discover the city through the story and locations from the cult British action crime drama. The 3.5 hour walking tour is followed by a visit to the Old Crown for a typical Victorian dinner and drinks.

If retail therapy’s what you need, head for the Jewellery Quarter, home to more than 200 jewellers and 100 listed buildings. As well as being the best place in England to get a bargain on diamonds, it’s also the place for chic bars, restaurants and shops.

Evening

With star-filled theatres and comedy clubs, stylish bars and the hottest nightspots, Birmingham and the region is the place to party.

Our tips to help you enjoy Birmingham’s nightlife in style:

The Haig Club
This exclusive evening destination seats only 36 guests and offers a specially-crafted drinks menu and cocktail list.

The Old Joint Stock
A traditional British pub set in an old English bank with stunning architecture and an atmosphere that’s cosy and festive. Located in the Colmore District of the city.

Aluna Bar
A luxury bar offering a range of experiential cocktails – including bubbling cauldrons.

Day 2

Take the 1 hour train journey from Birmingham New Street station to Chesterfield, and start exploring England’s Peak District.

Morning

The biggest town in the Peak District National Park, Bakewell’s magnificent stone buildings, medieval five-arched stone bridge and quaint courtyards are part of the iconic English countryside. It’s best known in England for its unique (and delicious) dessert – the Bakewell Pudding. To this day, it’s still made by hand from a secret recipe. Try some at the 17th century Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop.

Afternoon

Exploring Chatsworth House and soaking up the history, grand architecture, art and culture will whisk you away to a different era. Make time for the gardens too – look out for the gravity-fed fountain and the extensive art and sculpture collection.

Located a stone’s throw from Chatsworth, the internationally renowned Thornbridge Brewery offers an excellent tour, and a chance to try a glass of the famous brew. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Evening

Choose The Pub at The Devonshire Arms and you get a very sophisticated take on traditional English Inn dining. Featuring local ingredients, most of which come from the Chatsworth Estate, the seasonal menu is complemented by great local ales on tap, including Chatsworth Gold.

Day 3

Morning

Head out into Peak District National park and take a hike at Mam Tor. Start and finish at the Mam Nick car park and get up close with nature on one of the best ridge walks in England. This Peak District hike gives stunning views over Edale, Hope Valley and the edge of Kinder Scout.

For a change of pace and scenery, head underground and explore Treak Cliff Cavern. Located in Castleton, Treak Cliff Cavern is famous for its unique large deposits of Blue John stone, and it’s home tosome of the most magical cave formations in the UK.

Make a lunch stop at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn in the beautiful Hope Valley.

Afternoon

Get the adrenaline flowing and try your hand at Abseiling & Rock Climbing at Stanage Edge.
It’s known for being one of the best places for Rock-climbing in the Peak District. Amongst the iconic Millstones, you can challenge yourself with a great climb whilst surrounded by the wonderful Peak District landscape. Stanage is also a fantastic place for abseiling, and both activities can be guided by expert Outdoor Pursuits trainers.

For a more relaxed approach to the Peak District landscape, ride high above Matlock Bath in a cable car at Heights of Abraham and spend the afternoon exploring the park.

Return to Chesterfield to catch the train to Birmingham New Street or onward to Birmingham Airport.

Location

England’s Heartland is located right in the centre of the country, just 2 hours north-west of London.

Birmingham Airport is your direct gateway to the Heartland, offering connections from around 480 places worldwide with 50 airlines.

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