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County - Worcestershire | Map
Tel code: 0121 | code search
Postcode: B48 | code search
Population: 5500
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Birthplace of:
Fay Weldon
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Folk Customs:
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Though the ancient village of Alvechurch is in Worcestershire its Birmingham dialling code indicates proximity to that city, just a few miles north. The settlement, officially a village of about 5000 souls, has the facilities of a small town with several pubs, a wide range of shops and eateries, and three places of worship, the oldest of which is the parish church of St Lawrence dating from the 13th century. From the Domesday Book we know Alvechurch existed at the Conquest, but with its sheltered position among a valley with the River Arrow running through it, as does the Roman Icknield Way, it is probable the place is far older. That situation as a transport hub was maintained with the building of the Birmingham and Worcester Canal in the 18th century, the coming of the railway in the 19th, and the building of the M42 running E-W just north of the village. The M42 is accessed via the A441 which happily now bypasses the village. Easy access to the motorway system and retention of its train service mean Alvechurch is a commuter centre; but there are employment opportunities in and around the place too. Sitting amid the Birmingham green belt, and with a pleasing mixture of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian architecture, and pretty spots like a single-track canal bridge, Alvechurch is what estate agents like to call a much sought-after location.

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Westmead Hotel (1.89 miles)

Westmead Hotel
Located in the heart of England, the Westmead Hotel is the perfect location for both business and leisure guests. With easy acces to the major motorway networks (M42, M40, M5 & M6) with the NEC ... More | visit website
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Alcott Farm (2.09 miles)

Alcott Farm
Alcott farm is run by hostess Jane Poole and International trainer and rider John Poole (producer of Olympic horses). The farm is set in 65 acres of rolling Worcestershire countryside only a short drive from ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Redditch (2.12 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Abbey Hotel, Golf & Country Club (2.55 miles)

Abbey Hotel, Golf & Country Club
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The Abbey Hotel Golf & Country Club is situated in a 175 acre estate, of land that belonged to the now ruined abbey.

With superb modern architecture the Abbey Hotel is ... More
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Old Rose and Crown Hotel (2.78 miles)

Old Rose and Crown Hotel

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Within 400 acres of the beautiful Lickey Hills, with 18-hole golf course, this hotel is a 5-minute drive from the M5 and M42 motorways, 15 minutes from central Birmingham. A 300-year-old coaching ... More

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Holiday Inn Express Birmingham, Redditch (2.97 miles)

Holiday Inn Express Birmingham, Redditch

Welcome to the award winning Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Redditch near the M42 Jct2 / Jct3 and within easy reach of Birminghamís NEC, NIA, ICC and the surrounding area.

The hotelís close proximity to the M42/M40/M5/M6 ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Redditch (3.21 miles)

Premier Inn Redditch
Conveniently located for Redditch train and bus stations. For shops and local amenities Redditch town centre is only a mile away. Local attractions include Cadbury World, Malven Hills and the Cotswolds. Our Redditch Premier Inn has ... More | visit website
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Inkford Hotel (3.23 miles)

Inkford Hotel
The Inkford Hotel is the ideal base for business with the NEC & LG Arena 15 minutes away plus award winning golf courses also nearby. With over twenty golf courses within a 10 mile radius tailor ... More | visit website
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Montville Hotel (3.58 miles)

Montville Hotel

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montville hotel is situated to the south of redditch town centre and only 20 minutes drive from Birmingham airport,the NEC and stratford-upon-avon,with free on-site parking and cctv. All bedrooms are ... More

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Innkeeper's Lodge Bromsgrove (3.63 miles)

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The Innkeeper's Lodge Bromsgrove is within easy access of Junction 4 of the M5, this lodge is two miles north of Bromsgrove. Situated in the grounds of a Toby Carvery ... More

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