Discover Dudley

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Your visit to the Black Country doesn’t need to stop with the Museum; stay in Dudley and experience the Castle Hill attractions, restaurants and leisure complex – you’ll be amazed at what you can see and do within a short walk!

Dudley is located:

  • 25 minutes from Wolverhampton
  • 35 minutes from Birmingham
  • 50 minutes from Stafford
  • 1 hour 20 minutes from Leicester
  • 2 hours 45 minutes from London


Village Hotel Dudley
Castlegate Park
Birmingham Road
Dudley, DY1 4TB

Premier Inn – Dudley
Castlegate Park
Castlegate Way
Dudley, DY1 4TA 

Travelodge – Dudley
Discovery Way
Dudley, DY1 4SQ


Follow Dudley’s story from pre-history to the present day in the Museum’s newly designed premises and refreshed displays. 

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Dudley Zoo and Castle has been welcoming visitors since 1937 and is home to some of the world’s rarest and most exotic animals.

It is also home to Dudley’s very own 11th-century castle, which was first mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086 and the worlds largest collection of Tecton buildings.


Visit Dudley Canal and Caverns and discover the art of legging as you explore the network of Dudley’s underground canals.

Enjoy a family-friendly, 45-minute canal boat trip and learn about the mining and canal heritage of the area’s amazing limestone mines.

The Black Country became a Global Geopark in 2020 in recognition of its international importance of its natural and cultural heritage. Today, there are a variety of natural and historic features to discover.

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Dudley borough has three main canals (Dudley No 1, Dudley No 2 and Stourbridge) with a number of smaller arms and extensions (Stourbridge Arm, Lapal Canal, Fens Branch).

The canal network today attracts boat visitors, walkers, cyclists, anglers, wildlife enthusiasts and lovers of beautiful countryside. 

There are a number of self-guided walks for you to explore the history and heritage of the borough. Find out more on the ‘Walking Trails’ section on Discover Dudley.

Merry Hill has over 240 retailers, over 50 different places to eat, an Odeon cinema, and 7,200 parking spaces.

Dudley’s four town centres – Brierley Hill, Dudley, Halesowen and Stourbridge – all have high streets with a variety of shops.

Stourbridge Glass Quarter is world renowned for over 400 years of glassmaking craftsmanship and heritage. Visitors have the opportunity to buy both traditional cut glass and contemporary studio glass.