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The area known as Sandwell lies in what is known as the Black Country in the Midlands and is made up of several towns, Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich. Each of these towns has their own separate and diverse identity, Oldbury is right in the centre of Sandwell and can trace its history back to Anglo Saxon Times and the heavy industry of yesteryear has now been replaced with retail and industrial parks with this also being home to Sandwell Council. With Rowley Regis astride the Rowley Hills famous for Rowley Rag stone which through the 20th century was used in road construction. Smethwick, in keeping with the other towns in this part of the country, made its fortune out of heavy industry and today, like Sandwell, it now boasts a new shopping centre and leisure facility. Whilst Tipton may not feature as a tourist destination its historical listed buildings are worthy of a visit and Wednesbury is undergoing a period of change from the heavy industrial area that it was in the 20th century to one more fitting of the 21st century. Which brings us to West Bromwich, the largest of the towns in the Sandwell area, having now shaken off its image as the “Chicago of the Midlands” West Bromwich boasts a modern town centre with some interesting and historical buildings.

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Park Inn West Bromwich (0.91 miles)

Park Inn West Bromwich

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Superbly located close to the M5, M6, M42 and M40 junctions, this hotel is only 4 miles (6.4 km) from Birmingham city centre and all its attractions.

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Premier Inn West Bromwich Central (1.25 miles)

Premier Inn West Bromwich Central
For shops and local amenities Birmingham city centre is only a 10 minute drive away. Local attractions include the Public Gallery, Black Country museum, Merry Hill and Bull Ring shopping centres and West Midlands Safari ... More | visit website
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Sheriden House Hotel (1.79 miles)

Sheriden House Hotel

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This small, friendly family-run hotel is just 3 miles (5 km) north-west Birmingham’s city centre and offers free on-site parking, and en suite accommodation at ... More

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Westbourne Lodge (2.22 miles)

Westbourne Lodge

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Traditional family run lodge offering high standards of hospitality, food and service. A member of the AA's Premier Collection of guest accommodation. PLease note checkin by 2200 hours

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The Grove Hotel (2.24 miles)

The Grove Hotel

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Within easy reach of Birmingham city centre, this hotel is situated in pleasant Edgbaston and offers good value for money, with en suite rooms and free parking. In an attractive residential area ... More

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Augustus (2.24 miles)

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The Augustus hotel is only a short walk away from Birmingham's Night Clubs, Bars, Restaurants, Casinos, Theatres, Exhibitons, Conference Centres. Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) are ... More

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Fountain Court Hotel (2.29 miles)

Fountain Court Hotel

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Fountain Court is situated close to the city centre, ICC, NIA, Symphony Hall and Broad Street. The NEC is only a 10 minute train journey ... More

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Portland Hotel (2.37 miles)

Portland Hotel

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Close to Birmingham city centre and easily reached from the M6, M5 and M40, the Portland Hotel has a restaurant, bar and free parking. A private hotel for over 20 years, the ... More

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Signature Lifestyle Edgbaston (2.45 miles)

Signature Lifestyle Edgbaston
Not only do we promise spacious and stylish fully equipped apartments but, we guarantee that your stay with us will be enjoyable, relaxing and comfortable - with everything tailored to suit your needs. Here at ... More | visit website
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Totel Serviced Apartments (2.50 miles)

Totel Serviced Apartments

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Asquith House is a delightful Victorian property that is fully modernised and is situated amongst the leafy lanes od edgbaston, mintues away from Birmingham city centre. with convenient access to ... More

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