Oldbury City is charming little city in the West Midlands in England. According to the 2001 census, the population of Oldbury City reached 10.830 residents. Although small, the town is full of tourist attractions that will make your stay here a memorable one. Accommodation here is affordable, ranging from elegant hotels, comfortable inns and remote, quiet B&Bs. The venues in Oldbury here are also diverse: fancy restaurants with food from all around the world, fast take aways, hip coffee houses and electric nightclubs for the young. Oldbury also possesses a good infrastructure: there are three railway stations, good motorways and a very reliable means of public transportation.
Oldbury is at the centre of Sandwell, both geographically and as the site of the borough's Council House. The town dates from the 13th century, and for most of its history it was part of the parish of Halesowen in Worcestershire.
SavaCenter Hypermarket is one of the oldest shopping facilities. Opened in 1880, by J Sainsbury it soon became one of the most popular retail chain stores. The opening of the Hypermarket also helped the economy of the town to flourish. Ever since, it has become one of the main attraction for both locals and tourists. You can shop, have fun and relax at the same time.
Black Country Living Museum is one of the most interesting open-air museums in Britain, just 15 minutes away from Oldbury City. Go back to the industrialized Britain and meet the characters in the original shops and houses, ride the tramcar or the fairground swingboat, or explore the underground coalmine. The venue is wonderful for all the members of the family; you can experience sweet-making and glass-cutting.
Zoological Gardens in Dudley are just 16 minutes away from Oldbury City. Here, you have the chance to meet and closer see the rarest animals in the world, from Lemurs, Monkey Tails and the Birds of Prey. Join Dr. Dudley in a journey where you and your family will discover the wonderful world of animals.
Oldbury City is small, but it has a lot to offer to its tourists, should you decide to come and visit it. It will be a wonderful experience for the whole family.