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Dudley Zoo and Castle, Dudley

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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 online trip itinerary builder.
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  • Lovely zoo, only popped in as we were just down the road at the BCLM and was pleasantly surprised. Animals all looked well looked after and could see money being invested back into the zoo with... 
    Lovely zoo, only popped in as we were just down the road at the BCLM and was pleasantly surprised. Animals all looked well looked after and could see money being invested back into the zoo with...  more »
  • Absolutely fabulous! Never been quite so close to such beautiful animals. Lots to do including a little train , chair lift and even a large sandpit for the kiddies. 
    Absolutely fabulous! Never been quite so close to such beautiful animals. Lots to do including a little train , chair lift and even a large sandpit for the kiddies.  more »
  • So I had not been here since the late 70’s early 80’s. My memories of this place was mainly it being on a hill and being surrounded by warehouses. How much it has changed since then. The area is... 
    So I had not been here since the late 70’s early 80’s. My memories of this place was mainly it being on a hill and being surrounded by warehouses. How much it has changed since then. The area is...  more »
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  • Being disabled in a power chair it would have been better if the signs for getting around were posted correctly after going down a steep hill and getting to the point where there was steps to go down so had to go all the way back to where I started and then find another route to the destination I needed this was just one off the times I came upon this problem. Also better control over the dinning arrangements instead of a free for all people pushing and know keeping distance in a confided area apart from that I did enjoy the zoo and would recommend people to visit.
  • Great place for the day. It's very hilly though. The castle at the top is a lovely place to picnic. Tons of history with great photos dotted throughout of the zoo over the ages allowing visitors to reminisce. There's a huge variety of animals & the keepers are really engaging & helpful. Plenty of interaction for younger visitors as well.
  • I went 10 years ago and it was very run down. Today it is very different! Lots of new animal pens added. The animals appeared happy and very well looked after. The bat's in the castle and the history was very interesting. I would highly recommend going. It was great value for money.
  • Went to open air large screen cinema to see " Rocky Horror picture show" from 1975 . Bit of a walk from car park £5.00. food and drinks available but you can take your own and you must take seats or blanket to sit on but fun night all the same. Lots of audience participation through the song's good fun
  • Pleasantly surprised by the variety of animals and the conditions they're kept in. Not at all as I remembered it, being run down when I last visited many years ago. A lot of work has bee carried out to make the enclosures more suitable for the animals and it looks as though work is continuing. I was fortunate to choose a sunny day to visit and thoroughly enjoyed the company of my niece and her family.

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