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Pictures of Bodymoor Heath

in the county of Warwickshire

About Bodymoor Heath

This lovely rural area is well known as the home of the training ground for Aston Villa Football Club, the land was purchased by Doug Ellis from a local farmer during the early 1970's. Since this time many of the clubs famous players have either built or purchased homes in the area.

The beautiful Warwickshire countryside of the area is enhanced by the Birmingham to Fazeley Canal which opened in 1789 primarily for use of coal transportation. In the 1970's the county's first ever redevelopment of an inner city canal took place on the Birmingham to Fazeley Canal at the top of the Farmers Bridge flight. Thus, the canal survives today, its countryside paths provide attractive walking places, and its waters are the scene of pretty narrow boats, other river craft and a rich variety of canal wildlife.

At Bodymoor Heath boaters pass old picturesque Victorian cottages, with the Dog and Doublet pub being found a short distance from Bodymoor Heath bridge where there is a newly renovated towpath.

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winter morning, Kingsbury water park, North Warwickshire.

Kingsbury (229 Pictures)

in the county of Warwickshire

(1.1 miles, 1.7 km of Bodymoor Heath)

Kingsbury lies in a quiet corner of Warwickshire, it is most notable for its water-park which offers an oasis of calm for visitors escaping the hurried life of Birmingham and other nearby cities and large towns...

Tamworth Castle, Staffordshire

Tamworth (32 Pictures)

in the county of Staffordshire

(5.0 miles, 8.1 km, direction N of Bodymoor Heath)

In the 8th century the Saxon Kingdom of Mercia was ruled from Tamworth. Later in AD 913, a fortress was built here by the daughter of King Alfred...

Centenary Square, Birmingham

Birmingham (224 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of West Midlands

(9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction SW of Bodymoor Heath)

Birmingham, Britain's second city, known as the city of a thousand trades, has long been recognised as one of the World's most important manufacturing and commercial centres...

Hampton Manor, Solihull, Birmingham

Solihull (63 Pictures)

in the county of West Midlands

(10.8 miles, 17.3 km, direction S of Bodymoor Heath)


The museum at Berkswell, Warwickshire

Berkswell (7 Pictures)

in the county of West Midlands

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction S of Bodymoor Heath)

This must be one of England's loveliest villages, it is evocative of a life before urbanisation and modernity, it is that perfect idyll of much loved English country life where you can re-discover the peaceful tranquillity of yester-year...

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Sunrise over icy lake, Kingsbury Water Park, North Warwickshire.

Kingsbury Water Park (210 Pictures)

(0.6 miles, 1.0 km)

This vast landscape of lakes nestling on the eastern edge of Birmingham provides a wonderful escape from seething city life. .....

Zoo at Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park (6 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction N)


Tamworth Castle, Staffordshire

Tamworth Castle (9 Pictures)

(5.4 miles, 8.6 km, direction N)


Hartshill Hayes Country Park, Nr Atherstone, North Warwickshire.

Hartshill Hayes Country Park (88 Pictures)

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction E)


Aston Hall, Birmingham

Aston Hall (10 Pictures)

(8.4 miles, 13.5 km, direction SW)

This magnificent Jacobean mansion is currently undergoing a 10 million pound make-over to both the Hall, its range of buildings.....

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire. Prairie Dog

Twycross Zoo (58 Pictures)

(9.8 miles, 15.7 km, direction NE)

Come face-to-face with over 900 animals of more than 150 species, including some of the most endangered on our planet, at.....

A picture of Soho House

Soho House (1 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.1 km, direction SW)

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