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Like a lot of cities in the England, Wolverhampton has a long and interesting history stretching back as far as the first century. The city was the site of a crucial battle between the Saxons and the Danes in the year 910 which resulted in a crushing defeat for the Danish forces whilst the Saxons emerged victorious. The Wolverhampton we know today began its life in 985 after t...Read more
As part of the West Midlands, Wolverhampton is the 13th most populated city in the UK. The city has always led the way in terms of industrialisation, being a key centre in the industrial revolution. Today little has changed and the city specialises in all aspects of engineering. The City Council’s motto is “Out of darkness cometh light” and the city is one of the most vi...Read more
Wolverhampton has a variety of annual events that give it one of the most colourful calendars in the country. Such events include Wolvestock, the Wolverhampton Marathon and a spectacular fireworks display. The events really give Wolverhampton a personality of its own and help make it one of the most vibrant cities in the UK today.
Banks’ Park Brewery is the home to some of the finest ales the Black Country has to offer and is a must for anyone who likes their beverage with a touch of tradition and heritage. The regular tours allow visitors to learn about the brewing processes that have been used for centuries and how they evolved through the years. No tour would be complete without a free sample and th...Read more
5. Things To Do
Wolverhampton has a fantastic art gallery that will delight and impress those with a keen interest in art as well as those with just a passing knowledge. It’s also great for kids as unlike many other galleries in the UK it offers a unique hands on experience that will keep children entertained for hours. For example guests are invited to dress up in period costume in the Geor...Read more
Wolverhampton has an exceptional shopping scene and the jewel in the crown is the Wulfrun Shopping Centre. As well as all the big retail names you would expect from a modern city, the shopping centre also has a fine selection of bakeries and cafes to choose from. For those who want a night out to remember, Wolverhampton has great nightlife. From the intimate Club Essence to th...Read more
By car, the best way to the Wolverhampton is by way of the M6 motorway. However the city is connected to all the major train lines in the UK with regular service. For those who are coming from further afield, Wolverhampton has its own airport with flights to and from many major destinations.
For all you fans of the beautiful game, Wolverhampton has a strong local team in the premiership, the famous Wolverhampton Wanderers. Going to see the Wolves play football is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed as the team has a dedicated fanbase that creates a fantastic atmosphere for both players and spectators alike. Nearby Cosford is home to the fascinating Royal Air...Read more
9. Famous Landmarks
One of the city’s most famous landmarks is beautiful Moseley Old Hall. It is one of the finest and most well maintained examples of an Elizabethan Farmhouse in the country and has played a part in the long history of the UK. After being defeated in the Battle of Worcester in 1651, Charles II hid in building to avoid the wrath of Oliver Cromwell’s troops. Moseley Old House i...Read more
10. Interesting Fact
The Wolverhampton Wanderers are one of the oldest football clubs in the country and were one of the twelve founding members of the football league. They were also the first English team to play in the Soviet Union.
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