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The Glass Quarter

Glass attractions

The Glass Quarter visitor attractions are located along the main A491 just off the Stourbridge Ring Road and are within a few minutes drive of each other.  There is free car parking at each venue. The main attractions are signposting by following the white on brown tourism signposting.

There is a Coffee House at the Red House Glass Cone that offers hot and cold drinks together a wide selection of homemade food and delicious cakes. 

An organic cafe is available at the Ruskin Glass Centre that offers locally sourced produce all cooked on site.  A lovely choice of hot and cold food and homemade desserts are available to purchase.

Alongside the Red House Glass Cone is Stourbridge Sixteen Locks that offers a pleasant walk along the towpath where you can look back and see the Red House Glass Cone in the distance.

Next to the Ruskin Glass Centre is the Stourbridge Canal and boat trips from the Bonded Warehouse regularly take passengers along this stretch of the canal including the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal into the pretty village of Kinver.

If you are looking to undertake a self guided walk around the Stourbridge and Dudley canals, learn about the canal and glass heritage  in Stourbridge or take a boat trip around the Stourbridge Glass Quarter please click on 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 the Crystal Mile walk on youtube.com/user/dudleymbc


Waterways Walking Routes

Discovering Britain's canals

Outside Red House Glass Cone
Red House
Outside Ruskin Glass Centre
Coffee House at the Cone
Coffee House