Sutton Coldfield Tourist Information & Travel Guide

September 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Destinations

Sutton Coldfield is located in the West Midlands and is a remarkably vibrant town within the City of Birmingham, in the West Midlands. It lies about 13 km (8 miles) from central Birmingham, in the northeast of the city, and has a population of about 105,452.

The town of Sutton Coldfield has grown up around the periphery of Sutton Park.

Sutton Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe and the largest outside a capital city. It covers 900.1 hectares (2224.2 acres / 9.0 km²), with a mix of heath land, wetlands and marshes, seven lakes and extensive ancient woodlands. Sutton Park is arguably the jewel in the areas crown boasting a handful of quality restaurants, several 18-hole golf courses, a number of children’s playgrounds, a visitors’ centre and even a donkey sanctuary! The park makes for a fantastic destination whatever the season and whatever the weather.

Sutton Coldfield can also be described as a shopper’s paradise. The famous Mall Shopping centre now boasts some of the finest shopping in the area and includes names such as House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer and Monsoon, to name but three. There is almost a continental café feel about the Mall; where one can take a gourmet coffee on the flower lined pedestrianised pavement, whilst listening to street music watching the world go by. The monthly farmers market on the second Friday in the month is a huge draw and reminds the locals of bygone days.

If you are looking for nightlife then Sutton Coldfield will not disappoint you having something for everyone. Whether it’s a sophisticated meal for two at the Boathouse or something more upbeat at the Ha Ha Bar, there is an abundance of options to suit all tastes and ages. There are some outstanding balti restaurants in the Sutton Coldfield area too; the standard of food served at these restaurants is first class and all are exceptional value for money

The area has always had an outstanding reputation for sport and Sutton Coldfield caters for all age groups and interest. There are numerous clubs and venues supporting the local community and just about every sport is catered for here. Whether it is rugby, soccer, hockey, swimming, athletics – you name it — Sutton Coldfield boasts a team of exceptionally high standing in that field.

Schools in the area are some of the best in the West Midlands and because of this demand helps keep property prices high. Schools such a s Bishop Vesey Grammar School, Sutton Girls School and even junior school St. Nicholas’, all regularly rank amongst the best in the nation in the annual league tables.

Sutton Coldfield is an excellent centre for business and commerce too. There are numerous offices around the town and there are plenty of industrial units supporting manufacturing and service industries.

All in all, Sutton Coldfield is a relaxed and friendly place that is just far enough away from the big city yet still retains all the charm of a small local town. It is certainly a great place to both live and visit.

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