Wolverhampton Travel Guide

  • Bratch Locks Toll House
    Bratch Locks Toll House
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  • The Crooked House
    The Crooked House
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  • Flower Garden showing the Clock Tower
    Flower Garden showing the Clock Tower
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Wolverhampton Things to Do

  • St Peter's Collegiate Church

    St Peters' was certainly founded in Anglo-Saxon times, though it is not certain whether we owe that foundation (and the town itself) to Wulfhere in the 600s or Lady Wulfun in the 900s.The church started out as St Mary's, only changing its dedication to St Peter's in the mid-1100s. The red sandstone building which exists today is, like many English...

  • Albert on his horse.....

    This statue, like so many similar Victorian statues of the Royal Family, was paid for by public subscription.It was erected in what was then known as High Green in 1866 and was actually unveiled by Queen Victoria in what may well have been her first public engagement after Albert's death in 1861.It was sculpted by one E. Thorneycroft, to whom Queen...

  • Two very old things

    Also in St Peter's Gardens (a pleasant spot to sit with a sandwich) you'll find two ancient oddities.The wonderful, carved pillar is Anglo-Saxon and is still standing in its original position. Well, sort of its original position: the pillar itself probably comes from the Roman city of Wroxeter, about 25 miles away. The Anglo-Saxons re-used and...

  • The oldest place and a brave young man.

    You can't actually see anything of the oldest place in Wolverhampton. It lies beneath the soil of St Peter's Gardens and St Peter's church, a sandy ridge with good views over the surrounding countryside.It is pretty-much accepted that the Anglo-Saxon Lady Wulfrun founded the town in 985AD/CE, although it is equally likely that a settlement existed...

  • Town centre architecture

    Although there is much 1960s and 70s 'brutalism' in the 'city' centre there are also a few buildings of interest:1. Beatties department store largely dates from 1929 and is a good example of the architecture design of the time. This was Beatties 'flagship' store. The small chain, which ended up with 5 department stores across this part of the...

  • The 'Lindy Lou' building

    This is one of the very few pre-1800 structures which remain visible in Wolverhampton's centre. The building originally dates from the very late 1500s/early 1600s though it has obviously undergone many changes and restorations since that time.The wooden sign on the front which dates it to the 1300s is not accurate and there is no explanation as to...

  • Moseley Old Hall

    About 4 miles north of the city is the Elizabethan farmhouse of Moseley now a National Trust property. King Charles II is said to have hidden here after the battle of Worcester in 1651 during the English Civil War. The house is open at weekends and limited days during the week. During the winter the house is open on Sundays only.

  • Bratch Locks

    About 6 miles west of the city in the village of Wombourne are the Bratch Locks. An impressive set of three locks on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal complete with toll house that was opened in 1772. It's a popular spot with walkers, fishermen and familys at weekends.

  • Civic Centre

    As I said earlier the purpose of our trip was to see a New Order gig here. It's an excellent place to watch live music, there's plenty of standing room and just a small balcony with seats, I'll stand every time, not so many places allow it now though - why is that?

  • Wolverhampton City Show

    The Wolverhampton City Show which is held once a year in the West Park is now one of the most popular summertime events in the Midlands. It was my first visit to the Park since I was a little girl even though I don't live too far away, so it was a very nostalgic and enjoyable day out for me. The main acts of the day were Monster Trucks, Gerard...

  • West Park Wolverhampton

    The West park in Wolverhampton has been named as one of the best in the country in the first ever guide to the United Kingdoms most impressive green spaces and the Royal Horticultural Society Good Parks Guide states it is on the finest Victorian parks in England. The book is full of information giving opening times, how to get there, facilities...

  • Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show 2006

    The Cosford Air show is an event that happens every June and is well worth the visit if you are interested. It is known to be one of the most popular and successful events in the British aviation calendar. There is lots going on during the day and something for everyone to enjoy, with displays from the Royal Navy and Army Air Corps, together with...


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Wolverhampton Restaurants

  • Serves lovely Food

    It has been a long time since I had been in the Westacre the last time being about 5 years ago with my friends from work and it has improved a lot since my last visit. The Westacre have special nights on ranging from Quiz Nights, Curry Nights and Grill Nights. All the meals are very reasonably priced and at the moment there is a Two for the Price...

  • Tasty curry

    City centre curryhouse, not too far from the Civic Centre so, ideal for us. First ones in early on a Sunday evening, attentive service and a good quality curry. Mrs Bonio especially impressed with her vegetarian thali.

  • Cantonese Restaurant

    It was all deliciuos and I'm convinced that the fact that I was starving had nothing to do with it. It was just excellent chinese, all of it, and they serve it really quick. Well, they served it into my car parked just outside in only few minutes.This is the list what I can surely recommend:Chicken with Ginger & Sping OnionsRoasted Crispy Duck...


Wolverhampton Nightlife

  • Bonio's good beer guide

    We managed to visit a couple of pubs, both sold recommendable beer. They were:-Combermere Arms on Tettenhall Road, handily between the centre and our hotel, then,Posada, right in the centre, a good pint of Landlord for me.

  • The Civic

    We went to watch Paul Weller play at the Civic, he was absolutely superb and pulled out an excellent non-stop performance packed with songs from his days in The Jam, The Style Council and his solo days.The Civic Hall itself is a small compact venue with standing in front of the stage and a small balcony with seating. Either side of the auditorium...

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Wolverhampton Transportation

  • Midland Metro Tram

    The Metro the first tram to run in the West Midlands for over 40 years was opened in the summer of 1999. It runs from Wolverhampton to Snow Hill in Birmingham City Centre. The system was designed to reduce traffice congestion and pollution in the West Midlands. It is very popular for people who want to shop in Bilston, West Bromwich and Birmingham...

  • Wolverhampton Railway Station

    June 2004 The railway station is being being improved. A fourth through platform is being built in order to improve the train access into the station and reduce the queues of trains to get into the station. At the same time a new footbridge and passenger lifts are being builtThe work is due to be completed for the new timetable due to start on 27th...

  • Midland Metro to Birmingham

    The current service is a tram every 8 minutes on Wolverhampton's only tram service, from the Bus Station to Snow Hill Railway Station in Birmingham via West Bromwich. The entire service is above ground . The route is 12.6 miles long with 23 stops (only 6 in Birmingham) and carries 5 million people a year. An application has been made to government...


Wolverhampton Off The Beaten Path

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    How to feel tipsy without having a drink

    by Jannice48 Updated Apr 15, 2007

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    I have put the Crooked House on the off the beaten track instead of places to visit because that is exactly where it is. Situated off the Himley Road down Crooked House Lane which is narrow in places that you have to pull over to let the cars pass coming in the opposite direction you will arrive at a dead end which is where you will find the Crooked House. It is a very popular tourist attraction and in the summer months gets very very busy. Built in 1765 as a farmhouse in an area that was extensively mined for coal. The southern part of the house sank by several feet when the area was hit by a subsidence problem. The building survived and later became a pub known as Siden House (Siden being Black Country dialect for crooked). It was later named the Glynne Arms after Sir Steven Glynne the landowner and and brother in law to William Gladstone. The pub was condemned in the 1940's but the decision was reversed when Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries bought it and later became know by its present name The Crooked House. It is one of the few pubs where you can feel disoriented and dizzy without touching a drop. Visitors can experience a variety of optical illusions including marbles rolling uphill and drinks sliding up the table. The Crooked house is supposedly Haunted

    The Crooked House The new Extension added onto the Crooked House The Crooked House sign at the top of Road Looking towards the Crooked House Inside the Crooked HOuse
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Wolverhampton Sports & Outdoors

  • Molineux Stadium

    This match took place at the Molineux Stadium. I enjoyed it here (and it's not just because we won 2 goals to nil!). The prices were as to be expected - expensive! The concourse is big enough to hold all of us fans, but there are not enough female toilets. The queues were not fun!Out in the stadium, the seats were close together with not a lot of...

  • The Wanderers

    Name Wolverhampton Wanderers Nickname Wolves, Wanderers Stadium Molineux League Play In The Championship Honours Home Kit Old gold shirts, black shirts, old gold socks. Away Kit Wolverhampton Wanderers have just been relegated from the English Premier League in 2004, back down to the First Division, it was their first...

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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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