Living in the Midlands has many advantages, one being its central location to other great destinations in the UK. We’ve listed our top 4 places to visit across the UK and all within 2 hours from Wolverhampton.
An unconventional road trip destination for most Wolverhampton residents, Dudley is brimming with fun activities for family days out and it’s less than a 30-minute drive. Travel via the A4123 and you can be there in 20 minutes on a good day! Go back in time as you visit the Black Country Living Museum and explore life as it was more than 100 years ago. Or if you’d prefer a wilder experience, a trip to Dudley Zoo is an another educational day out!
Shrewsbury was originally a settlement upon the River Severn, and the largely unaltered medieval street plan makes it a wonderful place to road trip to, for the day or even a long weekend, The market town has over 650 listed buildings, including the famous Shrewsbury Castle that is a must while you’re in town. Whether you want to soak up the atmosphere of the local culture at the Shrewsbury Museum, there’s plenty around to entertain the whole family!
In the summer months, Stratford is the place to be. Residing slightly southeast of Wolverhampton, this historical treasure is an ideal road trip spot less than 50 miles from Wolverhampton (take M42 for the quickest route). Surrounded by beautiful Tudor buildings, the birthplace of William Shakespeare is an idyllic place to picnic in the summer. Whether you want to come for the shopping or a boat ride along the river Avon, there is something for everyone.
If you’re looking to explore the English countryside, we suggest the Peak District as your next mini break.Just shy of two hours away, this northern National Park is ideal for couples or families keen on the outdoors. Whether you want to make a weekend of it or fancy a visit for the day, this short drive is easy to do when you’ve got some of the best views in the country at the other end. Surrounded by picturesque spa towns, the Peak District should be top of your list this summer.