Birmingham countryside: 9 beautiful towns & villages just outside Birmingham that you need to visit

If you are someone who wants a bit of a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, there are many incredible villages nearby to visit

Birmingham is one of the UK’s biggest and most economically important cities.

A thriving metropolitan area, Birmingham city centre is packed full of brilliant businesses, hospitality venues, as well as work opportunities for young people.

It’s a great place to live and work as the city has the youngest population in the continent, with under-25s accounting for nearly 40% of our population.

But if you want to retreat away from the city at the end of your work day, there are plenty of lovely villages just outside of Birmingham that allow you to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city and to live a quieter life.

Some of these villages are real hidden gems in the West Midlands just outside of Birmingham, while others have made it onto national listings for their uniqueness.

They have rustic charm, peaceful days and nights, and quiet cafes to spend time in.

So, if you’re looking for a break from city life, here are 9 incredible villages to visit near Birmingham:

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