Wolverhampton: a city packed full of culture

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by Conrad - 24 April 2015

Standing in the West Midland's Black Country, Wolverhampton is often not the first though of place when it comes to a weekend break. However, the city is rich with culture and for a weekend break which encapsulates diversity and intrigue, it is surely not to be missed.

The vibrant city celebrates a mix of great shopping, nightlife and some sporting legends including the Wolverhampton Wanders. With museums, galleries and theatres aplenty, here are the top three things to do whilst visiting Wolverhampton:

Explore the grounds of Wightwick Manor

The Edwardian gardens surrounding Wightwick Manor offer visitors a spectacular sight at any point in the year. Full of blossoming colours and glorious textures, the 17 acres of land are a breath-taking sight to behold. The Manor which sits in the centre of the plot has been preserved and opened to the public by the National Trust, showcasing artwork and the timber beams and barley-twist chimneys of the fascinating architecture inside.

Catch a show at the Grand Theatre

The arts have often been thought of as a culturally rich activity to indulge in and the performances showcased at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre are not to be missed. Opening its doors in 1894, the playhouse was designed by Charles J. Phipps and still remains one of his finest achievements. The Victorian auditorium offers some of the finest productions which are touring the country so take a look at what's on during your visit.

Enjoy the art at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

From Georgian portraits, Victorian landscapes, pop art and everything in-between, the grade II listed Wolverhampton Art Gallery can be enjoyed by people of all ages. With permanent displays to be enjoyed at any point in the year and ever-changing exhibitions, the art gallery offers an insightful day into some beautiful art work. Suitable for couples and families, the art gallery is also home to a relaxed café which can be a great stop off for some lunch.

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