Advice and Information


Essential Maintenance

Due to essential maintenance of Dudley Council's payments system, payments made online and via Callpay (Automated Telephone Payments), are likely to be disrupted between 11:00 and 15:00 hours on Sunday 12th July.  We apologise for any inconvenience.
Dudley Council the historic capital of the Black Country
Dudley Skyline

Follow the Dudley Time Trail and find out about the history of our borough.

The Dudley town centre Time Trail consists of 30 bronze ground plaques and is split into three parts:

  • Castle Street and Dudley Market Place (approx. 45 minutes)
  • an optional detour from the Market Place to Upper High Street and Top Church (approx. 10 minutes)
  • the vicinity of Coronation Gardens (approx. 25 minutes).

Please take care when crossing the road. Where possible we have used pedestrian crossings along the trail but there are one or two places where there are no crossings available. It is recommended that a responsible adult accompany children on this walk.

The Time Trail starts in front of the Earl of Dudley statue on Castle Street.

Each of the plaques along the trail contains information that will help you answer the following questions on our activity sheet. Each of the numbers refers to a location on the map.