One of the most affluent areas outside of London, Solihull is a leafy town on the outskirts of Birmingham. It’s famed as the home of Land Rover and the National Motorcycle Museum and features scenic parklands and a beautiful 13th-century church.
Things to do in Solihull
At the heart of Solihull is St. Alphege Church, which has stood at the end of the high street for more than 800 years. It was built in honour of the 11th-century Archbishop of Canterbury, St. Alphege, and exhibits fine medieval architectural details and stained-glass windows.
Ever wanted to see how an SUV is built? Join one of the manufacturing tours at the Land Rover Experience Solihull where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at how Range Rovers are produced. Step inside the world’s largest aluminium body shop and witness the state-of-the-art robotics at work, then explore the five-decade-long history of this British icon at “The Range Rover Story”.
Auto enthusiasts should visit the National Motorcycle Museum, which boasts the largest collection of British motorcycles in the world. Get up close to vintage Triumphs and Nortons, as well as a hand-built Brough Superior Golden Dream and a Wilkinson Luxury Tourer dating back to 1912.
Stroll through the nature reserve at Elmdon Park, which features a lakeside trail and elevated views across the Solihull surrounds. If you’re interested in the local history, opt for the heritage trail that explores the remains of Elmdon Hall and its old walled garden.
Getting around Solihull
Birmingham Airport is a 15-minute drive from Solihull and trains make the two-hour journey from Solihull to London. Local buses travel throughout Solihull and connect with Birmingham and its surrounding suburbs.