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Dudley, the largest town, grew up around its castle. The fortress today dates from the 13th century castle but the original castle was built in the 8th century. 

During the 18th and 19th century the Industrial Revolution lead to the rapid expansion of the town.  Its main industries were the mining of coal and limestone and glassmaking.  These heavily polluting industries lead Dudley to become part of the 'Black Country'. 

The Black Country has many tourist attractions for visitors to enjoy,all illustrating the history of this important industrial area.

The Black Country Living Museum, a mile from Dudley town centre, uses costumed demonstrators to bring to life the facinating story of England's industrial heart.  Highlights of this outdoor museum include carefully reconstructed houses, canal rides, working trolleybuses and trams and a funfair. 

At the Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mine visitors get the chance to experience the original art of 'legging' (propelling a canal boat with your feet). 

The Red House Glass Cone near Stourbridge (one of only four cones to survive in the UK) gives an insight into the history and  tradition of glassmaking. 

At the Broadfield House Glass Museum, situated in the historic glass quarter at Kingswinford, visitors can view a world-famous collection of British glass dating from the 17th century to the present day. 

Other attractions in the area include the Dudley Zoological Gardens and the Wren's Nest, parkland and an important geological nature reserve.  Some of the fossils uncovered at here are on permanent display at Dudley Museum in St James Road.

Near the town stands Himley Hall, a fine 18th century mansion, with a 'Capability' Brown landscaped park.    

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Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley The Waterfront Level Street Brierley Hill Dudley DY5 1UR  MAP
The Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley is a modern hotel and conference centre in the heart of the Black Country. An attractive 138 bedroom hotel in a waterfront setting, overlooking the canal marina.


Village Hotel Dudley Castlegate Park Birmingham Road Dudley DY1 4TB  MAP
At Village Dudley you will experience a warm welcome complemented by professional service and a wide range of leisure ... Within easy reach of Birmingham city centre with restaurants and cinema on Retail Park.


Quality Hotel Dudley Birmingham Road Dudley DY1 4RN  MAP
The Ward Arms made its name as the first hostelry in Dudley. It is now a busy, modern hotel on the edge of the town centre. ENTERTAINMENT: Castlegate Complex which comprises of Bowlplex, Showcase Cinema…


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Silverdale Hotel 60 Sedgley Road West Tipton Dudley DY4 8AD  MAP
The Silverdale Hotel is a small and friendly family run hotel, consisting of eight rooms all of which are en-suite with tea and coffee facilities, Wide screen colour digital T.

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Travelodge Birmingham Dudley A461 Dudley Road Brierley Hill Dudley DY5 1LE  MAP

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Holiday Cottages

2 Dunns Bank Brierley Hill Dudley DY5 2HW Tel: 01244 357717  MAP
2 Dunns Bank is a lovely detached Victorian farmhouse, situated in the traditional residential area of Brierley Hill and only two miles away from the historic area of Stourbridge and can sleep eight people....
Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Changeover Day: Fri Price Guide: £435 - £885 a week.

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Days Out in and around Dudley

Towns near Dudley To Visit - straight line distance:

West Bromwich Tourist Information (3.61 miles) Wombourne Tourist Information (4.63 miles) Wolverhampton Tourist Information (5.40 miles) Walsall Tourist Information (6.59 miles)

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Premier Inn Dudley (Kingswinford)
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