Located in the West Midlands, Birmingham Airport is the ideal starting point from which to tour the Heart of England by motorhome hire. The airport, which lies six miles southeast of the city centre, offers domestic flights to destinations throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. England’s second city, Birmingham, is a top destination for shopping, sporting and cultural activities. The quickest way to reach it is via the M42/M6 or the A45.
The West Midlands lies at the heart of the English road system. It is crisscrossed by motorways, primary or A roads and an extensive network of minor roads, all of which are in excellent condition. Motorhome rental suppliers can be found in close proximity to the airport, while campervan camping facilities are abundant in both urban and rural areas, and petrol stations are easy to find.
Recommended campervan drives in Birmingham Airport
one of the most scenic areas in central England lies within easy reach of Birmingham Airport. Highlights include the well-known heritage towns of Matlock and Bakewell, the village of Eyam and Chatsworth House, one of the country’s finest stately homes. The Camping and Caravanning Club sites at Ashbourne and Bakewell are ideally located for exploring the region.
Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon:
less than 30 miles due south of the airport, Shakespeare’s hometown is a must-see attraction. Making a minor detour to Warwick Castle is worthwhile. There are a lot of traditional pubs and quaint tea shops to enjoy en route. Binton Bridges Holiday Park and Somers Wood Caravan Park are two recommended places to stay overnight.
Birmingham to Worcester:
the ancient cathedral city of Worcester lies less than one hour’s drive southwest of the airport. Once you have had a good look around this fascinating city, head for the beautiful Malvern Hills and historic venues such as Malvern Priory and Eastnor Castle. Blackmore No.2 Camping and Caravanning Club Site and Wolverley Camping and Motorhome Club Site are two recommended campsites for those with vehicle rentals.
About the airport
Britain’s seventh-busiest airport, Birmingham Airport, is used as a hub by a number of low-cost and package holiday operators. Rail connections are available at the on-site Birmingham International Station. From here, trains run to Birmingham New Street and London Euston stations. National Express coaches provide services to the city centre while taxis are available outside Arrivals.