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    Dudley Area Guide

    Dudley is a large industrialised market town and administrative centre in Birmingham, nine miles from Birmingham City Centre. Dudley has a history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, one of the town’s churches is named in honour of the Anglo-Saxon King and Saint Edmund.During the English Civil War Dudley served as a Royalist stronghold, the castle was attacked twice by the Parliamentarians and later partly demolished. Dudley was developed substantially in the early 20th century, with the construction of many entertainment venues including a theatre and cinemas, with two indoor shopping centres.

    Dudley Property Market

    Sold property prices in Dudley over the last year were up 7% on the previous year and up 9% during the 2016 peak. The majority of sales in Dudley during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £164,005. Terraced properties sold for an average of £138,776, with detached properties fetching £260,571. According to the latest Zoopla report, property values have gone up by 6.18% in the last 12 months. For more info, please contact our estate agents in Dudley.

    Why Dudley is a great investment

    Dudley is the historic capital of the Black Country with many attractive attributes. Located in the heart of the West Midlands, in the centre of the UK, close to the M5 and M6, just nine miles from Birmingham City Centre and within easy reach of Birmingham International Airport.

    Dudley and the Black Country have a long history of providing world-class manufacturing and engineering and this remains a vital and central part of the economy. Not only does Dudley have some of the highest rental yields, a consisted incline of property price and a strong economy they now have a £1 billion-pound new investments in its pipeline including; Portersfield, Interchange, Institute of Technology, The Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre, DY5 Dudley’s Business and Innovation Enterprise Zone. Bringing more retail space, residential developments, new interchangeable and eco-friendly transport in the heart of the town, higher education and 70 hectares of mixed-use development opportunities. Get an instant free local property valuation and find out how much your house is worth today using our professional estate agents’ services.

    Schools in this area

    Schools in this area

    1. St James’ Academy – St James’ Academy is a secondary school and specialist Arts College aged 11 to 16 years. The academy was formed in 2017 from Castle High School as part of the Dudley Academies Trust, in association with Dudley College. This school is Ofsted rated good.
    2. Dudley Wood Primary School – Dudley Wood Primary School is a co-educational school aged 3 – 11. This school is #ofsted rated good.
    3. Pegasus Academy – Pegasus Academy is a co-educational academy aged 11 – 16. This school requires improvement in Ofsted’s eyes.


    There are two railway stations in Dudley, both 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

    What to do in Dudley

    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. If you want to sit back and relax, Dudley has two cinemas for you.

    Dudley Area Guide
    By David Price