Just 30 minutes outside of Birmingham, bustles the beautiful market town of Dudley. Once at the centre of the industrial revolution, it’s now home to some of the region’s most captivating museums, attractions and nature reserves.
Here are some ideal places to visit on your next day out in Dudley:
1. Black Country Living Museum
As the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Dudley became known as the capital of the Black Country. While soot is no longer a common characteristic here, remnants of its industrial past can be found at the Black Country Living Museum. The award-winning open-air museum is set on 26 acres of former industrial land and features over 40 reconstructed buildings.
2. Himley Hall and Park
Dudley boasts some of the most spectacular picnic spots and Himley Hall and Park is definitely top of the list. The enormous 18th-century building of Himley Hall stands tall on 180 acres of prime parkland, lush with life and history. Tour the latest exhibitions at Himley Hall, hit a few balls at the golf centre or simply take a stroll through the tranquil gardens.
3. Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust
While there is plenty to see above ground, Dudley also offers visitors unique experiences below it. Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust is the second-longest navigable canal tunnel in the UK and spans nearly two miles. Tour the labyrinth of limestone mines, tunnels and caves and discover a remarkable underworld dating back to the 18th century.
4. Wren’s Nest
As the UK’s first national nature reserve for geology, Wren’s Nest showcases some of the most striking natural wonders the region has to offer. The site is famed for its Silurian coral reef fossils of which about 700 were unearthed here. Explore this prehistoric landscape filled with rare discoveries.
5. Dudley Zoo and Castle
There aren’t many places where you can visit a zoo and castle at once, but at Dudley Castle, you can. Spanning across 40 acres, the site features an 11th-century castle, limestone caverns and a zoological park. The zoo is a sanctuary for several endangered species including Asiatic lions, Sumatran tigers, Bornean orangutans, and Tibetan red pandas.
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