Places of Interest

Dudley College and places of interest

Map of the UK showing Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Dudley, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-avon, Oxford, Cambridge and London.

The Bullring, BirminghamWith its 11th century castle, the bustle of the open-air street market six days a week and a wide variety of both modern and traditional shops, pubs and restaurants, Dudley is a successful combination of the historic and modern.

Just 30 minutes drive away, in one of the UK's most complete historic towns, you will find England's finest and best preserved medieval castle - one of the country's most visited tourist attractions - Warwick Castle. Nearby is Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, acknowledged as the world's greatest ever playwright.

Student on BridgeTo the west of Dudley lies the beautiful unspoilt countryside of Shropshire, including Ironbridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. Beyond this, but within easy travelling distance is Wales, offering beautiful mountains, valley and coastal scenery.

In fact, Dudley's central location at the heart of the national road and rail networks makes most of England and Wales easily accessible. London is just two hours to the south and Manchester and its international airport, one hour to the north.

Lots to explore and enjoy locally, lots of interesting, exciting places to visit, living in Dudley you can learn a lot about Britain as well as your chosen subjects.