Discover something new, try an activity, or just enjoy some ‘me time’ by visiting Dudley borough’s visitor attractions.
Dudley borough, the historic capital of the Black County, is proud of its heritage. Its attractions reflect its unique blend of leisure, industry and history, ensuring there is something for everyone.
The Caste Hill area of Dudley attracts thousands of visitors each year, drawn by the award winning Black Country Living Museum celebrating 300 years of local industrialisation; the famous Dudley Zoological Gardens, home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals, the World Monument Status Tecton enclosures and the 11th Century castle; the Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines which immerses travellers into the magnificent underground world of mining and canal boats. You can also stop by at the newly opened Dudley Museum at the Archives, to follow our self guided tour through the history of Dudley, come face to face with dinosaurs and gaze upon a genuine Turner painting.
For lovers of glass, we have the culturally important Stourbridge Glass Quarter. One of the last four remaining in the country, The Grade II listed Red House Glass Cone stands a proud 100ft, testament to over 400 years of glass making in the area. Now a museum, visitors can learn new skills in their glass studio, marvel at glass blowing, visit bespoke craft studios and exhibitions and purchase gift items. It is an ideal base to explore the Glass Quarter, with parking and an excellent Coffee House. The Ruskin Glass Centre is only a short walk way, with pre-bookable heritage tours (small donation) and the chance to learn about the history of glass making in the area. Artisans operate independent craft studios and an organic cafe offers tempting treats.
Himley Hall & gardens is where Edward and Mrs Simpson romantically honeymooned in 1934. You can walk the Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown 180 acres designed parkland, the setting for this 18th Century country house. If you fancy indulging yourself, enjoy their bookable ‘Indulgent Afternoon Tea’ experience with delicious finger sandwiches, cakes and scones.
So why not come and visit us to see this unique blend for yourself? Visit www.discoverdudley.org.uk to find out more about the attractions, special offers and details of where to stay and places to eat.