10 Best Things To Do In Wolverhampton, England

best things to do in wolverhampton uk

Wolverhampton is a metropolitan borough and a city in England. According to the 2011 census, this city has a population of 249,470. Wolverhampton was a market town initially and specialized in woolen trade. Today, the city’s economy is based on engineering in general and a huge aerospace industry in particular. Here are our recommendations on some of the best things to do in Wolverhampton, UK while you are visiting the city.

1. David Austin Roses

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This plant center draws tourists from all over the world. In fact, several visitors travel many thousands of miles so that they can visit the David Austin Roses in Wolverhampton. The authorities make it a point to ensure that all rose lovers as well as gardeners enjoy their visit; the staff on the site are experts who are always prepared to advise and help the visitors if they need any kind of guidance. All the roses in this center feature a collective style and they reflect the vision of its founder.

David Austin Roses

Address: Bowling Green Ln, Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3HB, UK

Website: David Austin Roses

2. Wightwick Manor and Gardens

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This is a classic Victorian manor building that is situated on Wightwick Bank in Wolverhampton, UK. Wightwick Manor is one of those very few houses that were constructed as well as furnished after being influenced by the arts and crafts movement. Theodore Mander, who belonged to the family of Mander, built this manor. The family members were well-known industrialists of the locality in the nineteenth century. Edward Ould was the designer of this manor and completed his work in two phases. The initial phase in 1887, while the extension of this house took place in 1893. You will definitely enjoy exploring this beautiful house that is furnished with William Morris interiors and Pre-Raphaelite art pieces, chosen with great care by Sir Geoffrey and Lady Mander.

Wightwick Manor and Gardens

Address: Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton WV6 8BN, UK

Website: Wightwick Manor and Gardens

3. Banks's Park Brewery

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Here is a unique brewery in Wolverhampton where visitors get an opportunity to smell, taste, see and touch the ingredients that go into the making of its beverages. You can even opt for a tutored tasting at the Visitor Center of the site. Banks’s Park Brewery is a historic Victorian brewery in the locality, and opened its Brewery and Visitor Center in 2010. If you are traveling in a group, there is the option to be part of a public tour or alternatively, ask for a different time.

Banks's Park Brewery

Address: Brewery Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4JT, England

Website: Banks’s Park Brewery

4. Moseley Old Hall

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This tourist attraction is situated in Fordhouses on the north of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Moseley Old Hall is renowned for being a resting place of England’s Charles II after his defeat in 1651 at the historic Battle of Worcester while he tried to escape to France. The site is now a property of the National Trust and is worth visiting while you are in this city.

Moseley Old Hall

Address: Moseley Old Hall Ln, Featherstone, Wolverhampton WV10 7HY, UK

Website: Moseley Old Hall

5. Wild Zoological Park

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This zoological park in Wolverhampton is a popular destination for both kids and adults alike. Though the zoo is relatively new, you can get close to the animals and enjoy some excellent informative talks during your visit. You can see different types of animals here, though Wild Zoological Park is a small zoo. You can also enjoy an animal show in the park, which is conducted twice every day.

Wild Zoological Park

Address: Upper Whittimere Farm, Tom Ln, Halfpenny Green, Bobbington DY7 5EP, UK

Website: Wild Zoological Park

6. West Park, Wolverhampton

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The previous name of this park in Wolverhampton was People’s Park and it was inaugurated way back on June 6, 1881. West Park hosted the city’s most ambitious and biggest exhibition till date in 1902. The site of the exhibition featured many spacious halls that housed industrial products, two bandstands, a big concert hall, a fun fair that had thrilling rides, a restaurant, a water chute, and machinery. It was unveiled by the Duke of Connaught and was greeted with great enthusiasm.

West Park, Wolverhampton

Address: Park Rd W, Wolverhampton WV1 4PH, UK

Website: West Park, Wolverhampton

7. St. Peter's Church

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The church is situated at the northern end of the city of Wolverhampton, UK. For several years, St. Peter’s Collegiate Church was regarded as a chapel royal. In fact, the town’s development was looked after by this collegiate church and a sizable part of it was owned by its dean. It was the sole church in the city until the eighteenth century. The church’s control spans into the neighboring localities and it has many dependent chapels located in Southern Staffordshire’s villages and towns.

St. Peter's Church

Address: Lich Gates, Wolverhampton WV1 1TY, UK

Website: St. Peter’s Church

8. Essington Fruit Farm

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The Simkin family runs the Essington Fruit Farm and it’s basically a family business in Wolverhampton. The farm offers high-quality fresh vegetables and fruits. You should definitely drop in if you are in the neighborhood for this unique experience. A restaurant was also opened by the owners in 1990 so that they could serve the products they grow to their patrons, cooked in their kitchen restaurant. You can enjoy fresh and traditional products here, that are cooked daily by the cooks in the kitchen.

Essington Fruit Farm

Address: Bognop Rd, Essington, Wolverhampton WV11 2AZ, UK

Website: Essington Fruit Farm

9. Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

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The Grand Theatre at Wolverhampton, which is often referred to as The Grand, is situated in the city’s Lichfield Street and is a theatre of great repute where you can enjoy great musicals and comedy plays. The theatre was designed by Charles J Phipps, a famous architect in 1894. The hall can accommodate 1,200 and is a Listed Building in the Grade II category.

Grand Theatre

Address: Lichfield St, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE, UK

Website: Grand Theatre

10. Bantock House Museum and Park

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This museum depicts the local history and the Edwardian life through its impressive collection of exhibits. Bantock House Museum and Park is spread across land in Wolverhampton, UK. The museum got its name after Kitty Bantock and Alderman Baldwin, who resided here once.

Bantock House Museum and Park

Address: Finchfield Rd, Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ, UK

Website: Bantock House Museum and Park

Spend some superb time in Wolverhampton

The city of Wolverhampton has a number of attractions to allure visitors from different walks of life. Impressive museums, beautiful chapels, charming parks, and a brewery are just some of the interesting places to visit and things to do while you visit.

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