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Situated within the forested hills of the West Midlands Black Country, Walsall is a hub of industry and culture. Though it is just a few miles from the region’s largest city, Birmingham, Walsall certainly asserts its own identity. Of course, the city is famed for its long football heritage, but its leather industry, which brought great wealth to Walsall, is celebrated too. Then there is the vast, green space of Walsall’s Arboretum, a focus for festivals since the Victorian era.

Things to see

There is a sense of energy and creative development in Walsall’s city centre, driven by the New Art Gallery on the riverfront, and more creative, modern spaces are appearing all the time. There is a wealth of shopping to enjoy at the heart of the city, including 2 covered malls with cafés, restaurants and entertainment spaces. In the northern district, you’ll find the excellent Walsall Leather Museum, which exhibits the Victorian industry and heritage of the city. Authentic Victorian-era leather goods are on display, as well as full model workshops with demonstrations of the techniques used. For a breath of fresh air, head to the Walsall Arboretum, the city’s public park, which is bursting with trees. Along the pleasant trails and paths, you’ll join strolling couples and families. There are acres of open space for picnics and lazing in the sun and you can go boating on rippling Hatherton Lake.

Hotels in Walsall

There are a good selection of mid-range, discount hotels on offer in the city. Some of the Walsall hotels are geared up for families and leisure, while others are suited to business travellers. Most of the hotels in Walsall provide spacious, modern rooms, with singles, doubles and family rooms available. Home comforts, such as coffee and tea makers, newspapers and satellite TVs usually come as standard. Some hotels provide self-catering facilities, including kitchenettes, while others offer complimentary breakfast and have onsite restaurants. A couple of luxury hotels in Walsall also offer spa services and outdoor leisure facilities for a relaxed break.

Where to stay

There are numerous hotels surrounding Walsall, which provide easy access to the city centre. Most are just off the M6 motorway, so they are very convenient for driving and well-suited to business travellers. Most of these hotels are budget or mid-range, and offer great value for money. For a leisure break with access to the Black Country hills, try the Aldridge area, where you’ll find a couple of spa hotels set in scenic surroundings. Dudley, meanwhile, offers several budget hotels and offers a wide range of local amenities. It’s opportunely positioned between Walsall and Birmingham, providing quick access to both.

How to get to Walsall

Located just off the M6 motorway north of Birmingham, Walsall benefits from great transport links. The closest international airport is Birmingham Airport, which receives flights from across the UK and Europe. It takes just 30 minutes to drive from the airport to Walsall. Car hire and airport transfer services are available from the terminal. You can also travel by train; the journey takes just under an hour, with a change at Birmingham New Street. Walsall is also within easy reach of London. It’s about a 2 hour journey from Euston, with a change at either Wolverhampton or Birmingham New Street.