Catacombs at Key Hill Cemetery in the Jewellery QuarterCatacombs at Key Hill Cemetery in the Jewellery Quarter
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24 hidden gems in Birmingham & beyond to discover - from hidden catacombs to Buddhist monuments

Whether you are new to Birmingham or are an old-timer, you are likely to find something new in this list that you can add to your weekend plans

Birmingham is a massive city with an area of 267.8 sq km, and even someone born here is unlikely to have seen all of it. However, there are some unique places hidden around the city. If you consider yourself an urban explorer, this list will help you.

Whether you are new to Birmingham or are an old-timer, you are likely to find something new in this list that you can add to your weekend plans. You can rediscover your city thanks to the massive number of places to explore it has to offer.

From nature reserves to old homes and museums, Birmingham and its surrounding areas has much to offer to visitors and residents. Every old city has layers and layers of stories within itself that can be unpeeled - and there would still be more to know.

Here are 24 hidden gems that will take you away from the usual shopping centres, and into interesting corners that have a unique story behind it:

From nature reserves to old homes and museums, Birmingham and its surrounding areas has much to offer to visitors and residents. Every old city has layers and layers of stories within itself that can be unpeeled - and there would still be more to know.

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