Dudley Area Guide
Dudley is known as the heart of the Black Country. The town offers a fantastic range of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Merry Hill Shopping Centre houses all of your favourite brands, while Dudley Zoo is home to lovable animals you’ll want to adopt immediately. This is handy, as you can actually adopt some the Zoo’s animals, as part of a package that gives you a free ticket to come and see them.
Once the kids have finished catching up with your family’s favourite giraffe, they can explore the nearby Dudley Castle, and learn about the area’s rich history.
Speaking of rich histories, Dudley has been one of the region’s industrial hubs for many years. Vast quantities of the coal, iron and limestone that allowed the UK economy to thrive in the 19th Century came from Dudley. This part of the town’s history is intriguingly chronicled at the Black Country Living Museum, which allows visitors to walk through a landscape spanning 300 years of Dudley’s history.
If you live in Dudley, you’ll find another brand-new, wonderful thing to do every day.
Dudley is served by a range of primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and further education.
Dudley College is a college of further education situated mainly in the north of the town centre. Two new campuses were opened in 2012 as part of on-going plans to establish a ‘learning quarter’ in the town centre, relocating facilities from the other sites at Castle View and Wren’s Nest.
According to ONS, there are two railway stations in Dudley, but are all at least a mile outside Dudley town centre, these are Old Hill railway station and Cradley Heath railway station.
Dudley bus station is in the town centre and has many connections to surrounding towns, cities, and communities, including Birmingham, Halesowen, Smethwick, Stourbridge, Walsall, West Bromwich, and Wolverhampton, amongst others.
Dudley is served by main roads which give a direct route to neighbouring towns. The longest of these roads are the B4176 and the A461.
The nearest motorway is the M5, with the closest junction situated in Oldbury, 3 miles south-east of the town.
If you are interested to know the house prices in this area, read our article how much does a house cost in Dudley?
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