Dudley House Removals
Although Dudley is often in the shadows of nearby Birmingham and Wolverhampton, the town has its own charming qualities. Originally a market town, Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution and it grew rapidly in the 19th century due to the coal, iron, and limestone industries. Often referred to as the capital of the Black Country, the Black Country Living Museum is a fantastic place to learn about the revolution and its subsequent decline. Other popular attractions include Dudley Zoo, which opened in May 1937, and sits in 40 acre grounds of Dudley Castle, which is another popular place for visitors.
Moving to Dudley
The town centre is mostly home to individuals and young families in their 20’s and 30’s who make the most of the traditional terraced houses and converted buildings. Unlike many locations, the cost of housing in the centre is cheaper than that of the outskirts, and a one-bedroom flat could set buyers back as little as £75,000. In terms of rentals, one bedroom flats hover around £350 pcm, whereas two beds are £425 and above pcm.
House prices in Dudley are cheaper than the national average, with three-bed houses typically around £155,000 to buy and £500+ pcm to rent. The most popular areas to live outside of the town centre include Sedgley and Brierly Hill. Stourbridge is also a sought after location, particularly for those seeking large detached homes with rental values of £750+ pcm, and prices over £180,000 to buy.
The Britannia Bradshaw office is located in Halesowen, just 15 minutes from Dudley town centre. Therefore, Britannia Bradshaw are not just ideally located for moves to and from Dudley, but the whole of Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
Eating Out in Dudley
What would a Midlands town be without a number of curry houses? Indian food is very popular in Dudley and Royal Adeel Balti House on the High Street is a favourite. Dudley has more restaurants and eateries than bars and pubs and locals are spoilt for choice. Merry Hill Shopping Centre is home to more than 30 restaurants such as Frankie & Benny’s, Yangtze Express (Chinese), Olive Oil & Oregano (Mediterranean Grill), and Nandos. However, for a great evening out, head to the restaurants along the canal. Faradays at the Copthorne Hotel and the Brewer’s Wharf at The Waterfront are much loved.
Transport Links Dudley
Despite a large population, Dudley does not have a train station. The nearest are just over one mile away from the town centre; Dudley Port and Tipton. Both stations are easily accessible via local bus routes. Sandwell and Dudley railway station also serves the area.
Tipton station has services to Wolverhampton, Walsall, Birmingham New Street, Stafford, Crewe, and Shrewsbury. Dudley Port, however, just has services between Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Sandwell and Dudley station is the best served, with trains running to Wolverhampton, Walsall, Birmingham New Street, Aston, Shrewsbury, London Euston, Coventry, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.
There is a large bus station outside of the town centre, with a vast number of frequent buses to surrounding towns and villages. The road links in Dudley are strong, and the town is well connected. The B4176 runs to Womborune, Bridgnorth, and Telford. The A461 runs through Wednesbury and Walsall, and carries on to Lichfield.