Tourist Information and Local Walks

Tourist attractions within easy reach of Hampton in Arden include:

Within 5 miles:

  • A network of footpaths around the village including access to the historic Packhorse Bridge
  • Villages of Knowle, Meriden, Barston and Berkswell
  • Solihull town centre with extensive shopping facilities, restaurants, cinema, sports centre and swimming pool
  • National Trust houses and gardens at Packwood and Baddesley Clinton
  • NEC – venue for major exhibitions, events and concerts

Within 15 miles:

  • Britain’s second city, Birmingham, hosts many events at the Symphony Hall, Convention Centre and National Indoor Arena. There are several theatres, a Museum and Art Gallery, Sea Life centre, Botanical Gardens and Millennium Point where you will find the Think Tank museum and Imax cinema. Canal-side restaurants and bars at Brindley Place are popular and, for keen shoppers, the Bullring and Mailbox shopping centres offer plenty of choice
  • Home of legendary Lady Godiva, Coventry is probably now best known for its impressive modern Cathedral, built alongside the ruins of the former cathedral flattened during the Blitz in 1940. The city’s other attractions include the recently built Sky Dome offering a variety of leisure facilities, Lunt Roman Fort and Museum of Road Transport
  • Stratford upon Avon is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s riverside theatre and has several visitor attractions for the Shakespeare fan, including his birthplace. There’s also a butterfly farm and teddy bear museum
  • The grounds and ruins of the Elizabethan Kenilworth Castle are regularly open to visitors
  • Warwick’s well-known castle is a major visitor attraction that seeks to recreate life in mediaeval England
  • Drayton Manor is a theme park and zoo with plenty of exciting rides
  • Cadbury World at Bournville gives visitors a taste of the history of chocolate as well as the opportunity to sample the company’s current products

For further information on the visitor attractions of Hampton-in-Arden and the surrounding areas, please visit the following links:

Local Walks

There are over 150 miles of public rights of way in the borough. With such an extensive network, enjoying the wonderful wildlife and getting out into the fresh air could not be easier.  To help you get the best from your walks, Solihull MBC have a number of suggested walks that you may like to try:  Suggested walks in Solihull

For walking routes specific to Hampton in Arden please see here:  Hampton Walking Map

For a walking route that takes in Catherine-de-Barnes please see here:  A Solihull Way – Rural