Car Hire at Birmingham NEC
Address & Contact DetailsEast Car Park Road, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1PW. Tel: 03445449530
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If you arrive at Birmingham NEC by train or monorail, head to the Central Piazza area and you'll see the rental desk directly opposite the entrance to Hall 2. The journey should take around 2 minutes.
If arriving by car or on foot, park in Resorts World car park and make the short walk to the NEC main entrance, head up the left ramp and the rental desk is opposite Hall 2. The walk should take around 4 minutes.
Plan your journey from Birmingham NECWith museums, galleries, grand houses and wildlife parks, Birmingham has a seemingly limitless list of attractions.
Home to a number of canals that run through the city, visitors can spend a pleasant afternoon floating down the waterways on a canal boat to absorb an alternative view of the urban landscape.
Full of history and tradition, Birmingham prides itself on keeping old practices alive. The Ruskin Glass Centre has brought the art of glassmaking into the present by teaching the public about this ancient craft. Watch live glass blowing and glass shaping and buy your favourite pieces from the shop as souvenirs.
To escape the bustle of the city, visit Sandwell Valley Country Park. This 2,000-acre site is ideal for walking, watching wildlife and even has a working Victorian farm with an accompanying museum. You can also take part in more challenging outdoor activities here, like a high rope obstacle course, or wander through the Maize Maze.
Regardless of what you plan to visit in and around the city of Birmingham, travelling by car will ensure you have easy access to all that’s on offer.
Beyond Birmingham NECBirmingham has plenty to see and do, but outside the city limits there’s even more to discover. With an Avis hire car you can cast your net even wider and explore the surroundings to your heart’s content.
Peak District National Park
Under a two-hour drive from Birmingham NEC, the Peak District National Park is within easy reach and definitely worth a visit. Take in beautiful rolling landscapes, moors, natural springs and mysterious caverns, as well as quaint market towns, as you make your way through the green expanse.
This immense stately home was built in 1701 by Worcester’s MP, Thomas Vernon and is a 40-minute drive via the M42 from Birmingham NEC. A wander through the grand hallways of Hanbury Hall will reveal the Hercules rooms and the famous gothic corridor. Stop to appreciate Sir James Thornhill’s paintings lining the walls of the staircase.
Drive around 45 minutes south (via the M42 and M5) and you’ll arrive at Worcester – home of the famous Worcestershire sauce. The city’s old cathedral looks over the River Severn and is well worth a visit. There are also a number of ancient houses in the area, such as an old merchant’s home from the 1400s and a Tudor house from the 16th century. Spend an afternoon relaxing in one of the city’s parks, or head to the city centre for some retail therapy.
There’s much to experience in Birmingham and beyond. To make the most of your trip, hire an Avis car and embrace the freedom to tour at your leisure.