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Dudley Zoo and Castle

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Castle Hill | Castle Hill Dudley West Midlands, Dudley DY1 4QF, England
+44 1384 215313
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Great zoo

Got a sunny day , don't know what to do try Dudley Zoo. Great range of animals as well as the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jokittyred
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Not impressed

I've been to dudley zoo before and enjoyed my visit but returning with young children who wanted to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jaderyan21
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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DZG is unique… a home to more than 1300 animals, and has nigh on 200 species, including some of the rarest creatures on Planet Earth. Hundreds of exotic and endangered animals inhabit an ancient wooded hillside, with a rich geological history, around the ruins of the 11th century Dudley Castle and share a site with the world’s largest single collection of Modernist Tecton structures – and the country’s only vintage chairlift!
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  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“chair lift” (167 reviews)
“land train” (98 reviews)
“lemur walk” (86 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Castle Hill | Castle Hill Dudley West Midlands, Dudley DY1 4QF, England
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+44 1384 215313
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Got a sunny day , don't know what to do try Dudley Zoo. Great range of animals as well as the castle. Highlights ... walking through lima wood with limas walking along side you just magical ! Also feeding the small parrots. You walk through...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've been to dudley zoo before and enjoyed my visit but returning with young children who wanted to see animals it was very disappointing! Most of the animal pens we went to see were empty. The overall state of the zoo was poor. It needs...More

Thank jaderyan21
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this place not cheap thou but very worth while paying to go. Kids love this place bit of a walk up the hill thou but there is a train and chair lift. Restaurant on site very nice fairly priced as well highly recommend their...More

Thank Lee G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First the staff greet your poorly, they didn’t know if it was wheelchair friendly to get to the top so we had to work that out ourselves I rang in advance to ask if it was and we were told it was wheelchair friendly I...More

1  Thank LisaWhosTrying
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The zoo is in near of a lot of improvement yet some place are grate for children. The staff are very helpful and knolagable if you ask them about the animals they look after. I hope as some point some one invests in the zoo...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overall I wouldn’t waste my money again to go here Firstly signage is terrible we got lost as signs stop and not clear we were behind 2 other cars also lost It looks like you are entering just a car park within an industrial estate...More

Thank Claire280177
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok, went to Dudley for a day away with my friend who relies on a mobility scooter, we rand in advance and we were reassured that the park was fully accessible. This is in correct, most parts are unable to enter as there’s many steps...More

Thank Graham S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It must cost a fortune to run a zoo and the animals must always come first but I feel the zoo needs to spend some money on up keep of the building and enclosures as quite a few of them are looking shabby. They recently...More

Thank hottubman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a sprawling facility, built on a hill so there is a great deal of walking. With a young child the walking became an issue - he couldn't use the chair lift as he was too young and the road-train service was suspended. Signposting...More

Thank pm46
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here a while ago and was not impressed, I was out voted for a return visit and they seem to have got their act together. Heavy investment has seen better enclosures for animals and viewing public. Also large sand pit kept our little ones...More

2  Thank Paul M
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badgewon
May 27, 2018|
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Response from Carol L | Reviewed this property |
The car park costs £3.50 and the token can be purchased at a machine or at the ticket desk on entry. The car park is located near the entrance.
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Mandy F
April 18, 2018|
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Response from welshinwolves | Reviewed this property |
We did but it wasn't a busy day
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Debbie F
December 1, 2017|
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Response from dudleyzoo2015 | Property representative |
We don't provide a photo with our Santa's Grotto visit, however you are welcome to take your own!
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