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Bus travel to Dudley

Dudley has loads of great attractions and fun places to go including animal encounters, comedy shows, beautiful woodlands, the canal trust and it’s even the home of the Peaky Blinders filming. There’s lots of things to see and do in Dudley. 

Where to visit first

Dudley Zoo and Castle

Dudley Zoo and Castle is home to over 1300 animals, and around 200 different species including Sumatran tigers, orangutans and penguins. Plus, there's an amazing Lemur Wood where you'll walk through the exhibit and get up close to the animals. The castle, meanwhile, is great fun to explore and home to historical re-enactments, ghost walks, and birds of prey talks.

Visit the Dudley Zoo and Castle website.


Black Country Living Museum

The Black Country Living Museum is an award-winning open-air museum that immerses you into the heart of one of Britain's very first industrialised landscapes. With over forty carefully reconstructed shops, houses and industrial areas this family day out is both fun and educational. Enjoy everything from Peaky Blinders locations to incredible fish and chips and even a few local ales.

Visit the Black Country Living Museum website.


Saltwells Nature Reserve

Saltwells Nature Reserve is home to the biggest woodland in the borough, carpeted with bluebells and home to one of the largest sculpture parks in the West Midlands. This beautiful outdoor space is very proud to be at the heart of the Global Black Country GeoPark.

Visit the Saltwells Nature Reserve website.


Dudley Library

Located in the heart of Dudley town centre, Dudley Library offers a wide range of books, services, workshops and more for the local community. Making it the perfect place to visit to learn about the town and to keep the kids entertained! Check out some of their events below:

  • An evening with John R. Walker (TV's most prolific Extra) at Dudley Library - Thursday 2nd May 2024.

Visit the Dudley Library website. 


Dudley Canal & Caverns

Enjoy a family-friendly boat trip into the heart of the geologically significant limestone caverns under Dudley. Discover the history of our regions’ mining and canal heritage on a 45 minute trip. Enjoy drinks, snacks and meals in the Gongoozler café overlooking the boats arriving and departing and explore free-entry exhibition galleries. Special events are held throughout the year. Visit www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk


Dudley Museum at the Archives

Follow Dudley’s story from pre-history to the present day. As well as the fantastic selection of fossils and geology displays, collections include Dudley Castle Finds and a Dudley Local Heroes gallery with a small collection of Duncan Edwards memorabilia. Artwork from our collection includes Dudley landscapes. We are also the headquarters of the Black Country Global Geopark. Visit www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do-museums


Discover Dudley

Visit www.discoverdudley.org.uk for further information on places to visit and things to see and do across the borough of Dudley.

Where to shop

Churchill Shopping Centre

Located in Dudley town centre, a short walk from the bus stop and just off the pedestrianised market place. Churchill Shopping Centre is home to shops such as Home Bargains, Iceland, Holland and Barrett, Bodycare and Virgin Media. Plus, there's also a Cozy Coffee Café and Costa Coffee if you need a sit down after a busy day!

Visit the Churchill Shopping Centre website.

Where to eat & drink

The Old Glasshouse

The Old Glasshouse is not far from Dudley Town Hall, It’s a lovely contemporary pub that offers hearty meals and drinks in a nice comfortable space with large windows.

Visit the Old Glasshouse website.


Castle Gate Park

If you’re looking for quick and easy food that’s also centrally located then head to Castle Gate Park for a selection of family-friendly chain restaurants including Nandos’, Pizza Hut and Frankie & Benny’s.

Where to take the kids

Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust

At Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust you can jump on board a boat and discover a magical underground world into caverns and tunnels that are hundreds of years old. The main portal building is also home to a number of galleries and exhibitions so you can learn more about the local area.

Visit the Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust website.


Tenpin Dudley

Based at Castle Gate Park, Tenpin is a fun place for all the family. As well as bowling for all ages there are also arcade machines, table tennis and pool tables and for younger visitors the Pingos soft play area - plenty of options to keep the children entertained!

Visit the Tenpin Dudley website.


Sycamore Adventure

Sycamore Adventure is packed with all-inclusive indoor and outdoor play facilities. The centre hosts a desert island complete with boat, hammocks and a palm tree, a carved wooden dragon where children can enjoy storytelling sessions, an indoor play barn, cantilever swing, a mini waterfall and go-karts.

Visit the Sycamore Adventure website.

Dudley bus services

Our services travel from across the whole of the West Midlands right into the heart of Dudley. From dedicated school services to fast, frequent local travel. You're sure to find the bus number that meets your needs.

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All services to Dudley

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