Recognise this chocolatey name? But did you know that Bournville is a village, built by the chocolate manufacturer George Cadbury, to provide comfortable living conditions for the workers at his chocolate factory (including indoor bathrooms, unheard of at the time)? The name comes from ‘Bourn Brook’ and ‘ville’ (the French for town). Today, there is plenty to discover in this interesting village including Cadbury World. There are no pubs, due to Cadbury’s Quaker roots, but two of the oldest timber-framed buildings in Birmingham, Selly Manor and Minworth Greaves with its beautiful Tudor garden, were saved by George Cadbury and moved to Bournville, where both are set in a picturesque re-created period garden.
Bournville station serves the Bournville area of Birmingham and is on the Cross-City line which runs from Redditch to Lichfield via Birmingham New Street.