Black Country Geopark

The Black Country is a unique place with a vast range of visitor attractions, from art to culture, history to countryside, nature to sport and canals to shops and entertainment. The Black Country offers easy access by rail, road, canal or air.

Things to do

Enjoy a family friendly canal boat trip into the heart of the geologically significant limestone mines under Dudley town centre and watch glassblowing demonstrations in the Stourbridge Glass Quarter.

Sandwell Valley Country Park comprises 2000 acres of lakes, woodland and farms with hidden pools, wildlife refuges and the remains of an old Benedictine monastery. Mad O’Rourkes Pie Factory in Tipton is a world famous pub that invented the huge ‘Desperate Dan’s Cow Pie’, offers great food, real ale and sawdust on the floor.

The New Art Gallery in Walsall has internationally renowned Garman Ryan collection, included works by Jacob Epstein, Modigliani, Monet, Rembrandt, Constable, Van Gogh and Picasso. Walsall Leather Museum is the world’s capital of saddle making. The Leather Museum tells the fascinating story of this trade, in a superb Victorian factory. Tours and demonstrations are available.

Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton is where King Charles ll hid after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre is a Grade ll listed Victorian theatre presenting touring productions of musicals, drama, dance, opera, family shows, concerts and pantomimes.

The Black Country has plenty to see and do, come and see for yourself.

Places to stay

From hotels and bed and breakfasts to guesthouses, the Black Country offers accommodation to suit all requirements.


Premier Inn - Dudley
+ 44 (0)871 527 9420

Village Hotel & Club Dudley
+ 44 (0)1384 888830

The Copthorne Hotel - Merry Hill
+ 44 (0)1384 482882

Premier Inn - Walsall
+ 44 (0) 871 527 9374

Park Inn - Walsall
+ 44 (0)1922 639100

Premier Inn - West Bromwich Central
+ 44 (0) 871 527 9150

Park Inn - West Bromwich
+ 44 (0) 121 609 9988

Premier Inn - West Bromwich
+ 44 (0) 871 527 9148

Premier Inn - Wolverhampton City Centre
+ 44 (0) 871 527 9186

+ 44 (0)1902 871100

Ely House Hotel
+ 44 (0)1902 311311