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Priory Park

Priory Road, Dudley, England
+44 1384 812474
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Dudley
Type: Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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45 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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West Bromwich, England, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The park is a well planned and laid out area to allow activities for people of all ages to do different things whether it be socialising with other people, playing bowls, tennis, children using the swings, slides etc. in the play area, playing basketball or football in the enclosed courted area or taking part in various activities held in the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My experiences of Priory Park with its well kept ancient ruins, well-used tennis courts and new pavilion, are all excellent facilities that are welcomed by the local public. Have heard that there are more events planned for later this year, so will be sure to return in due course.

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West Midlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Priory Park is a beautiful place with views to enjoy in all seasons. The recent lottery money has helped to create improvements including on site toliet facilities for visitors. The pathways give easy access for push chairs, wheel chairs and motability scooters. For locals there's a Wednesday Walkers Group that provides the perfect meeting place with complimentary refreshments, head for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went yesterday 1st time since refurbishment & was very impressed. Lovely plants, walks & paths - great for wheelchairs or prams. Kept very clean & tidy. Seems to have everything you would need for a park vist, football pitches, bowling green, tennis and basketball courts, kids play area, fishing pond, ruins, priory hall..... The list goes on. We will definetaly... More

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