Situated in the heart of Edgbaston, just moments from the centre of Birmingham, Audley St George’s Place has 95 retirement properties of outstanding design and quality, situated in a much sought-after location with easy access to several major transport routes. This retirement village offers luxurious facilities to rival any boutique hotel, including locally renowned Three Church Road restaurant, a lounge, a bar & bistro as well as a library, swimming pool and gym, all available as part of the Audley Club and Home Care services.
As well as the careful restoration of the two original Grade II listed Regency villas and a Victorian schoolhouse, new St George's Place buildings have been designed to fit harmoniously with the surroundings. This unique retirement development was previously the home of the Royal School for Deaf Children. The General Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb started in Birmingham in 1814 and moved on Church Road, Edgbaston in 1815. 120 years later it was renamed as the Royal School for Deaf Children. The school closed in 1984.
For those with a preference for the vibrancy and bustle of city life, Audley St George’s Place is perfectly situated near the centre of Birmingham with easy access to concerts, theatres, galleries and shops.
With roots that extend all the way back to the Domesday Book, historical Edgbaston was also home to J.R.R. Tolkien during his teenage years, with Perrott’s Folly and the Waterworks Tower said to have provided inspiration for part of his The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The desirable and peaceful suburb of Edgbaston has several bars, a renowned restaurant and shops close at hand. Not one but three nature conservation areas are nearby, together with the Edgbaston Reservoir and the Botanical Gardens – some 15 acres of superb gardens with one of the finest collections of plants in the Midlands.
You can look ahead to the Christmas Lights Switch On and read more tips on where to visit at Edgbastonvillage.co.uk.
Further attractions include:
Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham Oratory, Edgbaston Priory Club, Award winning gastro pubs, restaurants and cafes, Winterbourne House and Gardens, Midlands Arts Centre, Martineau Gardens, Deer’s Leap Wood, Edgbaston Golf Club, Manor Farm Fruits 'pick your own'
Birmingham City has been always characterised by an experimental, adventurous and diverse cultural life.
Cultural places in Birmingham: Birmingham Symphony Hall, Music Conservatoire Concert Hall, Birmingham Museums, Museum&Art Gallery, Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, Aston Hall, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Blakesley Hall, Soho House, Weoley Castle.
Direct rail services run from Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International or Moor Street stations to all areas of the UK including North Wales and Scotland. Fast rail services run regularly to London with the High-Speed Rail (HS2) service planned to further speed up connections. The city’s Metro service is planned to be extended to Edgbaston in 2021.
International travel is easily accessible from Birmingham International Airport and East Midlands Airport.
By road, the A38 (Bristol Road) and A456 (Hagley Road) provide swift links with the city centre and buses run frequently.
With four glasshouses ranging from the exotic Tropical House through to Subtropical, Mediterranean and Arid houses, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers something unique to all their visitors.
There is a large lawn in front of the glasshouses with beds and shrubberies around its perimeter. Overall, the character is that of a Victorian public park with a bandstand set in 15 acres (6.1 ha) of landscaped greenery.