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Dudley is a town of almost 80,000 people (2011) in the West Midlands region of England. Its tourist attractions include Dudley Zoo and Castle, the 12th century priory ruins, and the Black Country Living Museum.


The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley includes the areas of Brierley Hill, Cradley, Gornal, Halesowen, Kingswinford, Netherton, Pensnett, Quarry Bank, Sedgley and the town of Stourbridge.

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Map of Dudley (England)


the Black Country living museum
  • 1 Black Country Living Museum, 2 Tipton Rd (situated between Tipton and Dudley.). A 26-acre, mostly outdoor recreation of the local area during the last 100 years. It includes its own internal bus service, coal mine, funfair, canal port, rebuilt houses from the period and more traditional museum displays. You can easily spend a whole day living in the past. Recreation of the area's industrial history with walk down coal mine, funfair, village, houses, school, chapel, pub, chip shop etc. Real buildings rebuilt. Also narrow boat trips into the caverns under Dudley's Castle Hill (additional fee). £17.50 adults; £8.75 kids. Black Country Living Museum (Q880185) on Wikidata Black Country Living Museum on Wikipedia
  • 2 Castle. Located within Dudley Zoo, whose admission charges apply. Dudley Castle (Q5311832) on Wikidata Dudley Castle on Wikipedia
  • 3 Dudley Zoo, Castle Hill, Dudley DY1 4QF. Zoo built in the grounds of Dudley Castle. Adult: £16.75 including "voluntary donation". Dudley Zoo (Q5312027) on Wikidata Dudley Zoo on Wikipedia
  • Duncan Edwards Statue, Dudley Market Place. Manchester United and England footballer who was killed in the Munich Plane Crash.


  • 1 Castle Gate. Retail and leisure centre Castle Gate, Dudley (Q5050085) on Wikidata Castle Gate, Dudley on Wikipedia
  • Hike: a trail follows a former railway trackbed from Pensnett northwest to Wombourne (where it crosses the Staffs & Worcs Canal) then northeast to Wolverhampton, 16 miles.


  • Plaza Malls
  • Harper And Caswell


  • Toby Carvery.
  • Silk Route Restaurant.
  • The Venue.


  • Lamp Tavern, 116 High Street. Real Ale pub with Bathams beers (brewed about 2 miles away). Food at Lunch time only
  • Court House, New Street. Good selection of real ales.
  • Priory, New Street. Traditional pub. Good pub grub served till early evening.


  • Best Western Himley Hotel Dudley, School Road, Himley, Dudley, DY3 4LG, +44 1902 896716, fax: +44 1902 896668, . Check-in: 2pm (early check-in by arrangement), check-out: 11am (late check-out by arrangement). Best Western hotel with rooms, meeting rooms and a restaurant. Each bedroom includes bath and/or shower, work desk, flat screen freeview TV and complimentary WiFi. Some rooms have been adapted to allow for easier access. M-Th Sa £55, F Su £45. Breakfast is available for £7.95..


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Routes through Dudley
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