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Priory Park

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Address: Priory Road, Dudley, England
Phone Number: +44 1384 812474
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Priory Park in Dudley takes its name from the Old Priory of St James's. The...

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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Wedding Bliss

If you are getting married and need to have some nice photo's then this is the ideal place. It is really pretty with the old priory. The grounds are kept lovely...worth a visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Susan W
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are getting married and need to have some nice photo's then this is the ideal place. It is really pretty with the old priory. The grounds are kept lovely...worth a visit even if your not at a wedding.

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Thank Susan W
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of parking and walking trails ideal for children and dogs. Lots of events throughout the year

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Thank Bettyboo999
West Wycombe, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super place for wedding beautiful buildings and grounds. After a smooth and well conducted wedding ceremony the garden backdrop made for great photos. A happy day.

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Thank Woody838
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hadnt visited for some years,what a surprise the park has had lottery funding recently and it shows. Previously the sunken pool was dirty and unkempt ,not any more clean and beautiful with the lillies and pond fauna, the was a small amount of litter in the pool a football bottle and some assorted litter but not too much. The herb... More 

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Thank kjfletcher2003
Dudley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A lovely backdrop to our wedding photographs. The ruins are picturesque and the bluebells were in full bloom.

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Thank lancethebass
Dudley, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

A truly beautifully landscaped, varied and well maintained park that is enjoyed by a huge variety of folks. Massively overhauled in the last five years Priory Park is now a truly lovely place to spend time in. The Priory ruins are the centerpiece, and are interesting and lovely, but my favourite place is now the avenue of trees walking away... More 

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Thank Ormstein
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

It is only a small park but it is interesting to walk around and know the history of the ruins. It is close to the registry office so it is good to come here for pictures. we bought our family who were visiting from USA. to see some local history.

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Thank Pauline W
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

lovely place to have a stroll around, or just sit and watch the world go by as its very relaxing, its a good place to take pictures to, in fact lots of people have their wedding pictures taken there as the registar office is next to the ruins.

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Thank tony r
Tavira, Portugal
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The old Priory ruins are ok,a the setting is good with open grass spaces.The problem here is it is situated in a crime ridden estate and later in the day you would have to negotiate wineos and drunks on the park benches.

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Thank Paul N
Tenby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

this place is were most Dudley newly weds get there photos taken its nice for that no use really for anything else

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Prioryparkdudley, Manager at Priory Park, responded to this review

We hope that the tennis courts, football pitch, bowling green, children's play area, lily pond, beautiful gardens, ruins, pavilion building and extensive events and activities programme add more value and facilities than just somewhere for wedding photos. More 

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