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Priory Park

Address: Priory Road, Dudley, England
Phone Number: +44 1384 812474
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Dudley
Owner description: Priory Park in Dudley takes its name from the Old Priory of St James's. The ruins are from the...
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Owner description: Priory Park in Dudley takes its name from the Old Priory of St James's. The ruins are from the Cluniac Priory and are the picturesque feature in the grounds of the park. The Priory was first founded by the Lord of Dudley, Gervase Paganell, in the 12th Century, and was closed by the infamous Henry VIII in the 1530's. The pools near The Priory were drained when Priory Hall was built in 1825. During the 1930's, The Priory were restored to their current form, and the grounds became a park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

I use this park regularly as it has so much to offer. A secure play area for children, pitches for football, beautiful recently restored historic ruins by way of a well spent £2mil lottery fund, which are fun for the younger ones to not only play around but educational and interesting for them to see and feel history before their... More 

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Clent, Worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Compared to where this park was a few years ago, this really is a brilliant space. The restoration works are great, I really liked the paving and tiles in the priory and the herb garden area just looks great in what used to be grass. The works to the pavilion have made a lovely space to learn about the history... More 

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West Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Priory Park looks as good on a winters afternoon as it does in summer. The recent deep frosts make the place look quite magical and if you pick the right moment you'll see a winter wedding as most brides and grooms choose this park to have their photographs taken. Go midday if you're not at all weather walker and see... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Havent been since I was younger but its a lovely park especially in the summer. We spent hours on there and a picnic fun and free. What more can you ask for.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Good parking and well laid out. Information boards are useful and informative. Wedding photos were being taken during our visit and the grounds are certainly picturesque.

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Priory Park members and organisers have created a "little gem" of a place, not only for local residents but for those like me who have immigrated to other parts of the West Midlands. As a child I was bought up on the Priory Estate and so Priory Park was our playground. I am a frequent visitor back to the... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Used to visit this park a lot when I was younger & was really impressed by all the improvements made & the efforts to keep it clean & tidy.The park has lovely landscaped lawns,a rose garden,lily pond,tennis courts,play area for younger children & the newly built pavillion for information & activities.Not forgetting the Priory ruins with their rich history to... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Priory Park is a Grade II listed local park close to Dudley town centre and overlooked by Dudley Castle & Zoo. in its grounds can be found the remains of a 12th century Cluniac Priory together with relaid Herb garden. There are also tennis courts, football pitch and refurbished Bowling Green and children's play area and frequent events and activities... More 

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Tipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a delightful little park situated just outside of Dudley town centre, lovely if you are looking for a free picnic area when visiting the town or Zoo for the day  or just looking for somewhere peaceful to sit on a lazy day in the sun. There's a well kept play area for the kids and beautiful garden with pool... More 

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Dudley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Priory park is a relaxing, well kept and pretty place located by the historic ruins of part of Dudley castle. There is a range of activities organised and the rangers keep the area in good shape. A lovely place to walk the dog or take the children on the play area.

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