Dudley is a large town in the West Midlands (county), England, with a population of List of English cities by population. Since 1974 it has been the administrative centre of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Dudley; the original County Borough had undergone a lesser expansion in 1966. It is the second largest town in the United Kingdom, behind Reading and the largest settlement in the UK without its own university.
Dudley is part of the West Midlands conurbation, and is located south of Wolverhampton. It is the largest town in the Black Country. For many years the town (but not the castle) formed part of an exclave of Worcestershire entirely surrounded by Staffordshire which has determined the fact that, in ecclesiastical terms, it has remained part of the Anglican Diocese of Worcester.

Why visit?

  • The Dudley Market is a vibrant market located in the heart of the West Midlands. Visitors can explore the market's stalls, sample local delicacies, and find unique gifts and souvenirs.
  • Dudley Castle is a historic castle located in the West Midlands. It is one of the oldest castles in England and has been a popular tourist attraction for centuries. Visitors can explore the castle grounds, take a guided tour, and learn about the history of the castle.
  • The Black Country Living Museum is a unique open-air museum that showcases the history and culture of the West Midlands. Visitors can explore the museum's exhibits, take a ride on a vintage tram, and learn about the region's industrial heritage.