Dudley, in the West Midlands, is an interesting place to visit, with a rich industrial history. There are lovely parks in the area and many canal routes that were very important in the Industrial Revolution and still provide attractive scenery to both locals and visitors alike.
For entertainment, Dudley Town Hall holds a range of various concerts, performances and exhibitions, and for shopping, Merry Hill is a large centre where you find a diverse range of stores to suit lots of requirements. For business, there are conferences centres in Dudley such as Himley Hall, and for air travel to and from Dudley, Birmingham Airport is the nearest airport.
Dudley Car Hire
Wherever you are in Dudley, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Dudley car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Some of the places you might like to visit in Dudley include the following:
Dudley Zoological Gardens
For a lovely day out you can come here and see a large and varied range of animals and birds including chimpanzees, giraffes, camels, tigers, snakes, crocodiles, lions, penguins, baboons, lemurs, owls, flamingos, otters and sea lions. The zoo is situated in the grounds of Dudley Castle, and you can see the interesting ruins of this castle built in the 1200’s which is a Grade I listed building.
The Black Country Living Museum
This is a fascinating outdoor museum displaying lots of buildings that show the history of Dudley, and include colliery buildings, rolling mill, brass foundry, chemist shop, ironmongers, Victorian houses, with vehicles including trolleybuses, trams, fire engine and boats. There is also a lovely old fairground and lots of exhibits such as household items, tools, radios, and glassware, and there are lots of demonstrations of trades from days gone by.
Red House Glass Cone
You can visit this interesting place built in the late 1700’s for glassmaking, and learn all about the making of glass there in the past. There are regular demonstrations that you can watch and they also hold regular craft and re-enactment events, together with workshops to take part in.
Dudley Canal Tunnel
You can book from a choice of tours, lasting different lengths, through the Dudley canal tunnel, learn about the geology of the area and see models of miners in the tunnel in the 1700’s, making for a charming canal trip.
Sycamore Green Adventure Centre
A great place for the children is this fun outside play centre where there are lots to do with climbing frames and various structures including tree houses, tracks for karting, and a barn with inside play areas including kids’ crafts and many toys.
Saltwells Local Nature Reserve
In this delightful place you can enjoy the woods, meadows and reeds and all the wildlife there, with birds including woodpeckers, linnets and teals. There are many plants and flowers which include orchids and bluebells and you experience the peaceful surroundings.
This makes a fun time for all the family where you can come and test your ten pin bowling skills against each other, and there is also American pool and a play area for young children with features including ball pools.
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