Dudley Zoo and Castle, Dudley

3.8
#1 of 50 in Outdoors in West Midlands
Dudley Zoo and Castle offers an extraordinary combination of an important historical site and a collection of wildlife exhibits. The grounds of the ruined 11th-century castle contain the zoo, and your ticket grants you admission to both. At the former, read interpretive displays to learn the castle's history and watch a medieval demonstration by a reenactment group. In the latter, view hundreds of animals such as lions, tigers, bears, snow leopards, sea lions, lemurs, tropical birds, amphibians, and reptiles. Opt for a close-encounter experience to touch or feed one of the zoo's residents, or join an arachnophobia workshop to overcome your fear of spiders. Buy your tickets online to avoid waiting in line at the entrance. Make Dudley Zoo and Castle a part of your Dudley vacation plans using our Dudley itinerary planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    We visited this week with our 6 year old. It was her first trip to the zoo as she has always been petrified of animals but is getting better. I knew this was a smaller zoo so thought it would be bette...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We took our young daughter here for the first time last Friday and she always had a smile on her face, she seemed to have had a lovely day here despite the on and off rain we didnt let it spoil our tr...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    This was a spontaneous visit suggested by my son. My wife, myself, son and three grandchildren six and under enjoyed this experience. I have known of Dudley Zoo all my life. My first visit, many decad...  more »
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  • Good place to visit, however I feel like animals need a little more attention, other than that, good place
  • Great historical place
  • A great day out
  • The castle is awesome I'm a dudley in st.peters burg my great great grandfather is James buford dudley sr.
  • Historic, and well worth a visit

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Hotels and less expensive lodging in the center of the city offer a convenient location. Boutique hotels in renovated historical buildings and modern hotel chains both offer nightly rates. Activity is concentrated around the town's high street, or main street, and open market. Consider accommodations near the high street for nightlife and energetic market days.
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