Explore the Sandwell Valley Near Wednesbury
The charming market town of Wednesbury in the Black Country is just 13 minutes from one of the West Midlands' finest green spaces. Once home to Sandwell Priory, a 12 century Benedictine Monastary, the Country Park now draws visitors thanks to its pitch and putt golf course, mountain bike trails and lush green spaces. Bird watchers can spot over 150 different species of birds at this RSPB site, while watersports enthusiasts can enjoy sailing on the scenic Swan Pool
Discover England's second city
Wednesbury in the Black Country is only 23 minutes by train from England's second largest city. Birmingham is stuffed with attractions, from the fine collection of Pre-Raphaelite art at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to historic music venues where heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Led Zepplin cut their teeth. For hip nightlife, head to the Custard Factory in Digbeth, the city's answer to London's Shoreditch.
Remember Civil War history at Moseley Old Hall
North of Wednesbury you'll find historic Moseley Old Hall. Passing into National Trust protection in 1962, during the Civil War it was one of the resting places for the fugitive King Charles II as he made his escape from France following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester. Gaze at the original four poster bed where the exiled king slept, before marvelling at the manicured knot garden. Planning a trip to Wednesbury? Travelodge West Bromich hotel is only a short drive away, whilst Travelodge Birmingham Central Newhall Street hotel puts you right in the heart of Birmingham.