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Wombourne, situated 4 miles south-west of Wolverhampton, is said to be the largest village in England.

A number of attractions in this area around Wombourne for day trips or a longer holiday.

Running through the western side of the village is the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. Along the canal to the north are the Bratch Locks, consisting of a flight of three locks, two bridges and a tollhouse. Adjacent to the Upper Bratch Bridge, the octagonal tollhouse now houses a chandlery and information point.

The former Wombourne railway station lies on the South Staffordshire Railway Walk. This footpath follows the track bed of the former Great Western Railway Stourbridge - Wolverhampton line. Wombourne Station houses a cafe and information point for the path.

Between Wombourne and Kingswinford stands Himley Hall (in the West Midlands). This 18th century Palladian mansion, the former home of the Earls of Dudley, is set in 180 acres of parkland designed by 'Capability' Brown. The park includes a great lake, fed from a series waterfalls from a higher chain of small ponds. Himley Hall has often been patronised by royalty and in 1936 Edward VIII (later the Duke of Windsor) spent his last weekend here before his abdication. Today Himley Hall is owned by Wolverhampton and Dudely District Council.

Just to the west of Wombourne is Baggeridge Country Park. Ideal for countryside walks.

Tourist Attractions in and near Wombourne to Visit

Art Galleries

Art Galleries

Red House Glass Cone 4.2 miles Discover the history and tradition of glassmaking.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery 4.4 miles A great gallery covering eras over 300 years up to Pop Art as well as contemporary art.

Bilston Craft Gallery 5.3 miles A craft gallery with contemporary as well as historic items in a range of media.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Himley Hall and Park 1.2 miles Visit this fine 18th century mansion, with a 'Capability' Brown landscaped park.

Wightwick Manor 3.4 miles A lovely Victorian house in the style of the Pre-Raphaelite Movement.



Broadfield House Glass Museum 3.0 miles View the world-famous collection of British glass.

Bantock House Museum 3.5 miles Discover the history of Wolverhampton and it's residents.

Dudley Museum and Art Gallery 4.5 miles Find out more about Dudley and enjoy the art collections here.

Black Country Living Museum 4.8 miles An open-air museum celebrating life in the Black Country.


Out & About

Baggeridge Country Park Enjoy the great outdoors with a stroll in the countryside.

Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve 3.9 miles A lovely spot with parkland and an important geological nature reserve.

Dudley Canal & Limestone Mines 4.6 miles Take a trip on a canal boat to discover the tunnels and caverns.

Towns Near Wombourne To Visit - straight line distance:

Wolverhampton (4.27 miles) Perton (4.34 miles) Dudley (4.63 miles) Kinver (6.24 miles)
How to get to Wombourne
Wombourne, A449 south-west of Wolverhampton, A491 north of Stourbridge
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