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The Glass Quarter


Stourbridge Glass Quarter has been home to glassmaking for over 400 years and is internationally recognised. Located in the Black Country in the borough of Dudley, Stourbridge is approximately 30 minutes from Birmingham City Centre in the heart of England.

Visitors will enjoy exploring the various studios, workshops, retail outlets and heritage sites that the Glass Quarter has to offer. There is a coffee house at the Red House Glass Cone and an organic cafe at Ruskin Glass Centre both offering hot and cold drinks and a selection of homemade food.

The Glass Quarter main visitor attractions signs are white on brown tourism signposted from Stourbridge Ring Road up the A491 along the main road where the attractions are located. There is free car parking available outside the venues. Most of the attractions are within a few minutes drive of each other.

If you are looking to undertake a self guided walk then take a look at the links below.

Stourbridge Canal & Glass Quarter Heritage Trail

Stourbridge Canal & Glass Quarter Heritage Trail long version

Accompanying this leaflet is a short film showing some of the highlights from this walk. To view go to youtube.com/user/dudleymbc


Walking routes of canals

Discovering Britain's canals


Painting glass
Cutting glass
Glass peppers