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Address: Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
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+44 121 780 4141
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30

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Great for shows!

We visited the NEC at Birmingham today to attend the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2017. The place is easy to get to, well signposted. There is plenty of car parking (which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to motorhome show,:what a waste of time, had to park 30 mins walk from the hall, absolutely no signage what so ever from either car park or on the 30 min walk, although the venue was full every stand had the same thing, no airstream no ssc race vans , nothing out of the ordinary £16 for 2 coffees... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the NEC at Birmingham today to attend the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2017. The place is easy to get to, well signposted. There is plenty of car parking (which happened to be free for this event). Free shuttle buses run from the car parks to the entrance of the exhibition centre. Once inside, the centre is huge... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent facilities, plenty of space, free bus link. Everything you'd expect from the Nec venue, including the extortionate car park fee's which was the only real down point...

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Thank evo01
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to NEC several times . Equally for exhibition and concerts. Exhibition halls are very big so good walking shoes a must. Take refreshments if possible as pop up cafes and venders are very expensive Concerts again excellent for accustics if sat up in the gods then visual of the concert will be much lesser . There are loos on... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited for Tuesday and Wednesday of the Spring Caravanning Camping and Motorhome Show which was in Halls 1-5 and in two outside areas We had prebooked tickets and got my disabled ticket with Personal Assistant free tickets for my wife on our first entry we were told about how to access all the arenas due to different floor levels... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy access and lots of accommodation nearby to stay over. Enough eating places to use, although mainly fast food places.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited with a friend for a trade show in halls 11/12. I was astounded at the prices and poor quality in the restaurant. Paper cups, poor selection of cake, extortionate prices for cold sandwiches/bagettes etc.... They also had the audacity to charge £12.95 reduced from £16.95 for fish, chips & peas.... I could have purchased these hand cooked by Rick... More 

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Iver, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I maybe a little long in the tooth but I have never really looked forward to events at the NEC but this visit was different. Strangely everything seemed much customer focused and all the franchises offered pretty good service and value for money. The only complaint would be the main Hungry franchise in hall 12 who must have had a... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Charging £12 to park, even for disabled visitors is an absolute disgrace. Add on to this the cost of admission tickets and petrol makes it a very expensive visit.

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Prague
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there for 5 times and always is there great atmosphere, good organizatin and so many inspiration.

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