Wolverhampton 'the high town or town on the hill' is a town of great character with over a thousand years of recorded history.The National Sea Life Centre and Cadbury World are both within 14 miles of the Novotel Wolverhampton hotel. Birmingham Airport, NEC and town centre are 30 minutes’ drive away. It is a 6-minute walk from the Grand Theatre and 6 miles from the Black Country Living Museum. Wolverhampton "all weather" Racecourse nearby.
Bantock House and Park
Just a mile outside of Wolverhampton City Centre, discover Bantock House, a Grade II listed family home brimming with heritage and craft treasures. Unlock the history of Wolverhampton from market town to metropolis. Discover the story of the 19th century house and park and how the wealthy Bantock family used to live a 100 years ago.
There are activities throughout the house for children of all ages to get their hands on including Archie the ventriloquist's dummy and activities based on the city's industrial heritage.
Fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.
Address: Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 9LQ
Tel: 01902 552195
Tel: 01902 556110
Boscobel House is a modest, but beautiful timber framed house famous for sheltering Charles 11 after defeat at Worcester. The house has been fully refurbished and has a hunting lodge, dairy, farmyard, smithy and gardens.
Guided tours are available when you will hear tales of the 'Priest Holes' and the 'Royal Oak' in which Charles 11 evaded capture.
Address: Brewood Staffordshire, ST19 9AR
Tel: 01902 850244
Moseley Old Hall
Famous since Charles II found refuge here, this 17th century house has half-timbered rooms, oak panelling, fine furniture and ingenious hiding places. The garden has been recreated in 17th century style with a formal knot garden, and has varieties of herbs and plants.
Address:Fordhouses, WV10 7HY
Tel: 01902 782808
Weston Park is located about 12 miles north of Wolverhampton and can be accessed from the A5 at Weston-Under- Lizard.
This stunning Stately Home set in 1,000 acres of Parkland on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border really does have something for everyone and therefore makes for a great day out.
The House, designed by Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham in 1671, houses a collection of paintings, tapestries, porcelain and fine furniture. Surrounding the House are beautifully restored formal gardens and beyond this; enchanting woodland, idyllic lakes and follies all adding to the rich tapestry of this magnificent park.
The Visitor Centre provides a wide variety of information; the gift shop to browse through, the auditorium presentation of the history of Weston Park, a courtyard to relax in and the Church Pool picnic area. Furthermore, the Medieval Deer Park, woodland adventure playground and miniature railway all make Weston Park deserving of its title 'Staffordshire Family Attraction of the Year.'
Address: Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE.
Tel: 01952 852100
Wightwick Manor (National Trust)
Begun in 1887 this family house portrays life during the Victorian era and is a noticeable example of the influence of William Morris, with original Morris wallpapers, fabrics, Demorgan tiles, Kempe glass; and Pre-Raphaelite works of art.
The house has splendid gardens and the outbuildings house stables, handmade pottery, a studio workshop and an antiquarian bookshop.
Address; Wightwick Bank, WV6 8EE
Tel: 01902 761400