Trains to Solihull

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Things to do in Solihull

Hop on a train to Solihull and discover a market town where old meets new in perfect harmony. Combining history, nature and shopping, explore Tudor landmarks, award-winning parks and woodlands in one of the UK’s top shopping hotspots.

Culture and heritage

Take the train to Solihull, a historic market town in the West Midlands, with a captivating past dating to the 12th century. Its name, derived from the Old English words like "sōl," means muddy or soily hill, where the 12th-century St Alphege Church stands.

Solihull, near the River Blythe in the former Forest of Arden, along with neighbouring Knowle, thrived as an agricultural centre. Its rural charm led to a prosperous period in the late 1800s, attracting newcomers and transforming Solihull into a dormitory town for Birmingham.

The town's growth continued in the 20th century, establishing itself as a major industrial centre and gaining recognition as the birthplace of Land Rover .

Discover Solihull's origins through Tudor and Jacobean landmarks such as the 1495-built Manor House, a 15th-century timber-framed shop at 122 High Street, and the 16th century George Hotel , complete with a 17th-century bowling green.

In the broader Solihull, charming villages like Knowle , Dorridge and Balsall Common offer authentic community atmospheres away from city life.

The larger Solihull area also proudly hosted the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with the new Commonwealth Legacy Forest at Hope Coppice in Shirley paying homage to the event and reconnecting Solihull with its wooded roots.

Attractions

Discover Solihull's history with a two-mile self-guided heritage trail covering St Alphege Church and the town's historic buildings.

Wander the neighbouring village of Knowle with charming timber-framed Tudor buildings and discover Knowle Knot Garden 's Elizabethan maze-like design behind Chester House, now Knowle Library. Explore cosy pubs, boutique shops and local art galleries and stroll along the canalside at Knowle Locks.

Outside the town centre, visit the Land Rover Experience . Three miles from Solihull Station, explore the Jaguar Land Rover factory, a Solihull industry cornerstone. Witness the entire production process and even test-drive their off-road vehicles.

Take a thrilling ride on a motorcycle simulator at the National Motorcycle Museum (nearest station Hampton-in-Arden) and get ready for the pit lane challenge. Roam through five display halls and discover 1,000 motorcycles, from 1898 classics to superbikes, highlighting the fascinating history of the British motorcycle industry.

For more adventure, head to Bear Grylls Adventure (nearest station Birmingham International). Dive into action with your family in the world's first underwater shark encounter simulator. Conquer the towering high ropes course, soar through indoor skydiving and master the art of shooting and axe throwing.

When you travel by train, you can get exclusive discounted entry to some of the UK’s top attractions including Bear Grylls Adventure.

Food and drink

Let your taste buds run wild in Solihull town centre. Whether you're in the mood for sweet treats, hearty mains or a leisurely pint, you'll find something to your liking.

For sweet treats, visit Vita for delectable desserts served with tea, coffee or champagne. On Drury Lane, step into Café Isabella, an all-day cafe with breakfasts and brunch including acai bowls and smashed avo. For rustic charm, visit The Cafe at the Woods , a family-run coffee shop championing sustainability by sourcing local ingredients serving all-day brunches.

For a truly unique experience, A Slice of Purrfection Cat Cafe offers coffee and cake in the company of furry friends from the resident cattery. Book ahead.

If you prefer a pint with your meal, this historic 16th-century George at The Ramada Hotel offers scenic views of the UK's oldest bowling green. Alternatively, enjoy the outdoors at The Beech House , known for its all-day gastropub menu featuring farm-fresh produce, pizzas, grills and Sunday roast.

For world cuisines, Jamaya merges Jamaican flavours with modern innovation, while Tap and Tandoor adds contemporary gastropub twists to classic Indian dishes with cocktails and craft beers. For an authentic taste of Delhi's street foods, don't miss The Delhi .

Sports and outdoors

Connect with the natural world and the changing of the seasons in Solihull’s award-winning parks.

Nature enthusiasts should head to Malvern and Brueton Parks , nestled in the heart of Solihull. The Parkridge Nature Reserve within Brueton Park features the tranquil Malvern Pool lake, a playground, bird feeding stations for blue tits and woodpeckers, and woodlands with giant redwoods and maples.

Start your visit with a coffee at the Parkridge Visitors Centre, managed by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Explore the Brueton Tree Trail to discover the park's tree species or visit the sensory garden, thoughtfully designed for people of all abilities. A one-mile loop walking trail starting at the Parkridge Centre, passes by the tennis courts, play area and rose garden.

Tudor Grange Park , once the Bird Family estate of Bird's Custard fame, spans 25 acres and offers a host of attractions. Enjoy the company of ducks and geese at the park's lake, let the kids free at the playground or watch skaters on the ramps at the skatepark Cyclists should head to Tudor Grange Park’s Cycle Track, a state-of-the-art 1km figure-of-eight track. Check online for opening times beforehand and plan your cycling adventure.

Music and nightlife

Experience Solihull town centre's vibrant cultural scene. Whether you're into theatre, festivals or a night on the town, Solihull delivers.

The Core Theatre is a vibrant 336-seat venue hosting an array of captivating shows from comedians to musicians. Excellent acoustics make it an ideal evening out. The Core also houses a gallery, library, heritage exhibits, and community organisations.

On the High Street, the Mason's Arms provides a pub experience with great cask ales in an inviting atmosphere, plus the biggest sports events on big screens.

Get ready for a night out in Solihull. Start at Greens Cocktail Lounge , where you'll enjoy limitless drinks, live music on Wednesdays and delightful snacks. At Sommar , enjoy craft beers and cocktails with live DJs from 8 pm till late. And if you're looking for a lively atmosphere and a diverse drink selection, check out Funky Bear for burgers and Mexican dishes until 1am.

Don't miss events like the three-day Solihull Summer Fest in Tudor Grange Park, with live bands, entertainment, rides, activities and local food and drink for all ages. The autumn Food and Drink Festival brings nearly 100 vendors dishing delicious regional fare, complemented by live music and celebrity chef demos.

Shopping

Solihull is a shopper's delight with a bustling town centre and indie boutiques full of variety.

From the station, head to the pedestrianised area covering the entire High Street, Touchwood’s arcades and Mell Square.

Explore award-winning Touchwood , designed to reflect Solihull's heritage, a 650,000 square foot shopping spot where each arcade: Crescent Arcade, Mill Lane Arcade, Poplar Arcade, Jubilee Walk, The Plaza and The Atrium has its own personality. With over 80 stores, including John Lewis, a cinema, bars and restaurants, spread across naturally lit arcades, leafy courtyards and open spaces, it’s one of Solihull’s best places to shop.

Browse over 90 shops and several independent boutiques at Mell Square , Solihull's bustling open-air shopping hub selling everything from fashion and homeware to unique gifts and gourmet treats.

Don't miss Solihull's cherished independent shops: Aspire Style on Mill Lane specialises in vintage-inspired fashion and gifts. Astraea Designs on Drury Lane offers wellness and mystical items like crystals, tarot cards and divination tools, while Wishes & Kisses sells beautiful cards, gifts and ornaments.

Discover the town's heritage at its markets. The Producers' Market on the first Friday showcases farm fresh produce, art, and crafts.

Stations

Solihull (SOL)

Address:
Solihull station
Station Approach
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 1LE
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