Dudley is located in the Balck
Country. The Black Country is the industrial region to
the west of, and separate from, Birmingham in the
Midlands of England. It gained its name in the mid
nineteenth century due to the smoke from the many
thousands of ironworking foundries and forges and the
nature of the countryside which had been covered by dark
spoil from the working of shallow and relatively thick
(30ft) coal seams.
Today the Black Country is made up of areas of Dudley,
Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton .Places of interest
include the Black country museum, Dudley zoo and the
Merry hill Shopping centre.