Things to do in Wolverhampton

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.

Boscobel House

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.

Brewood Staffordshire, ST19 9AR

Tel: 01902 850244

E-mail: visitorinfo@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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.

Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV10 7HY

Tel: 01902 782808

Weston Park

Located about 12 miles north of Wolverhampton, this stunning Stately Home, 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.

Visitor Centre, gift shop, courtyard, Church Pool picnic area, Medieval Deer Park, woodland adventure playground and miniature railway.

Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE

Tel: 01952 852100

E-mail: enquiries@weston-park.com

Wightwick Manor

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.

Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8EE

Tel: 01902 761400

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