One of the first towns to embrace the Industrial Revolution, Dudley is built on a proud history of manufacturing and industry. Originally a market town, Dudley is part of a wider region which became known for coal mining and the soot from coal-burning Victorian factories, earning it the name 'The Black Country'. Centred around its canal network, a historically important transport system, Dudley boasts fantastic shopping, famous attractions, compelling museums and beautiful wildlife reserves.

The Black Country Living Museum offers visitors the chance to experience Victorian life at this award-winning open-air attraction, not to mention the best Fish and Chips in the county. Learn more about fascinating big cats, primates and reptiles in a historic setting at Dudley Zoo and Castle or enjoy a relaxing boat trip as you discover the local heritage at the Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust.

Whether you want to walk picturesque waterways, enjoy exciting attractions or just hit the shops, Dudley is the place for you.

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