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Within the vast urban sprawl that surrounds Birmingham, otherwise known as the City of a Thousand Trades, lies the once great centre for crystal glassware, Stourbridge. This is by no means a pretty place but more a place of industry skirted by some fine spacious countryside. Glass in all its forms has been central to the life of Stourbridge for centuries and glass was made at Stuart Crystal's Redhouse Cone since the 18th-century. Recent years have seen a decline in the industry and some of Stourbridge's most famous glass factories have sadly, long since gone. However, it seems that glass making is at last enjoying a reversal of fortunes and a new, young talent is emerging, making Stourbridge once again a fine centre for beautiful glass.
It is fitting that Stourbridge has been chosen to host the first International Festival of Glass to be held in August 2004 and hopefully, anually from there-on. Worth a visit is Broadfield Glass Museum at nearby Kingswinford. The museum celebrates the very finest of British Glass.
Stourbridge manufactured the famous Stourbridge Lion, the first locomotive to run commercially in the U.S.A. The town is known for miles of lovely canal waterways and old canal warehouses that have fortunately been restored.
There are several places of interest close to Stourbridge and these include; Hagley Hall, a Palladian mansion dating 1754-1760 and built by Lord Lyttleton, Kinver Edge and the Severn Valley Railway at Kidderminster.
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Stourbridge, West Midlands, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
This 3-star hotel’s attractive original structure dates back to the 1630s. Inside, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation with beautiful original features and period charm....
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The Windsor Castle Inn
Lye, West Midlands, England (2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction SE)
The Windsor Castle Inn in Lye is an established pub and restaurant offering bed and breakfast accommodation just over 1 mile from Stourbridge. Its en suite rooms are decorated in a fresh, modern style...
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Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley
Dudley, West Midlands, England (2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction NE)
In a waterfront setting, overlooking the canal’s marina, this modern 4-star hotel offers 138 en suite rooms, ample free parking and a convenient location in the heart of the Black Country....
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Premier Inn Hagley
Hagley, Worcestershire, England (2.6 miles, 4.1 km, direction SE)
With free parking, the Premier Inn Hagley hotel is not far from the M5 and less than 30 minutes' drive from Birmingham city centre. Hagley Rail Station is 2 miles (3.2 km) away....
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Dunsley Hall Hotel
Stourbridge, West Midlands, England (2.6 miles, 4.2 km, direction W)
With beautiful gardens, homemade food, log fires and antique furniture, Dunsley Hall is a enchanting luxury hideaway. Recorded as far back as 1304, Dunsley Hall Hotel is a historic charming manor ho...
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|Stourbridge Town Station||(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)|
|Stourbridge Junction Station||(0.9 miles, 1.4 km)|
|M5 Junction 3||(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction E)|
|M5 Junction 2||(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction NE)|
|Birmingham International Airport||(17.4 miles, 28.0 km, direction E)|
|East Midlands Airport||(43.1 miles, 69.3 km, direction NE)|
|Stourbridge to London||(108.4 miles, 174.4 km, direction SE)||