A town within the metropolitan area of Dudley in West Midlands, Brierley Hill is an industrial town, dealing mainly in the manufacture of glass and steel. There are several hills both directly in the town itself and only a few miles away. Visitors to this town want to spend time shopping at the Merry Hill Shopping Centre, where you will find many major department stores. Another shopping district in this town is located on the High Street, where there are many small boutiques selling specialty items.
Learn about Brierley Hill's history of making glass when you visit the , said to one of the best such museums in the world. Here you will find an amazing collection of British glass, some of which dates back to the 17th century.
Just three miles from Brierley Hill, you can visit the Dudley Zoological Gardens. Along with the animals, there are castle ruins on this site and an audiovisual display that will take you back to medieval times. The open air Black Country Living Museum is another venue where you can step back in time. Here you will find historic buildings from all over the country that have been moved to this site so it will almost be like touring the whole country in one day. The characters of all the buildings are in the dress of the time period and carry out activities just as those people did that lived in that time.
If you are looking for a place of peace and tranquility when you visit Brierley Hill, Baggeridge Country Park will satisfy your needs. This is an area of woodland with walking trails, as well as ponds, streams and meadows. It offers a chance to sit and enjoy the view as well as see the wildlife of the area in its natural habitat.