Kidderminster In Wocestershire
Part of the Wyre Forest District in North Woscestershire and located about 18 miles from Birmingham Kidderminster is the birthplace of the inventor of the penny post, Rowland Hill and Known throughout Britain for it's high quality woven carpets. While Kidderminster has an almost old fashioned small town feel about it, it is actually quite modern with a number of shopping centers, pubs, restaurants and other conveniences.
To add to the beauty of this manufacturing town, the River Stour flows through the heart of the town as well as the Stafforshire and Worcestershire Canal, making for a distinct landmark that has existed for centuries.
Getting to Kidderminster in Wocestershire is actually quite easy as there is a regular rail service that runs to and from London, as well as coach services to local towns in the district and Kidderminster is easy to access by car.
There is plenty of things for visitors to the area to see and do both inside and outside. Those interested in a bit of Kidderminster and the surrounding areas history can visit the Kidderminster Railway museum ( http://www.krm.org.uk/ ) or the Museum of Carpet ( http://museumofcarpet.org/ ). Or why not pay a visit to Havington Hall, a manor house complete with a moat featuring some extremely rare wall paintings, secret hiding places, a garden and a gift shop and restaurant. Of course with three shopping malls and a number of smaller shops shopping in Kidderminster is fun and easy and they even have twice weekly outdoor market for those who want to sample the regions fresh produce.
For those who enjoy the great out of doors you can enjoy a walk or a bike ride along the Canal, or a day on the water boating along the canal. The Bodenham Arboretum and Earth Center is well worth a visit for nature lovers as this lovely aboretum has 3000 varieties of rare trees, bushes and shrubs set among 12 pools and lakes. There is also a restaurant for those who want to enjoy a great lunch among nature's splendor. All of this is set within a large working farm. Or if you are really looking for a great outdoor adventure visit the West Midland Safari and Leisure park where you can see over 600 exotic animals including rare white tigers and white lions. You can even take an evening scenic train rides.
For those of you who really want to get a feel of how Kidderminster residents celebrate then joining in for one of this towns special annual events is a must. You can join in the Kidderminster beer festival held in May, or the Taste of Worcestershire food and jazz festival in July, or the Summer arts festival that is usually held the last two weeks of Augusts.
The Nightlife in Kidderminster is limited to dinning, and/or a visit to one of the many local pubs with a couple of clubs thrown into the mix.
- L'Opera Considered a great Italian Restaurant, L'Opera offers wonderful tasting food, friendly service, and an elegant, but family friendly atmosphere.
- Hare and Hounds If you are looking for dining somewhat less upscale than L'Opera the Hare and Hounds serves great tasting pub food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
- Radcliff Arms For those looking for something more to do than just eat or drink the Radcliff Arms is a great place to be. They have a kid's room, pool table, dart, Jukebox, Sky TV and live entertainment fornightly.
- The Boars Head also has live music.
Why not plan your next visit to the lovely Worcestershire area and Kidderminster and enjoy this modern town with it's old world charm.