This town was once the carpet capital of England, with carpets from its mills transported to all parts of the world. Most of the old mills have now gone, some have been converted for other usage, but fortunately those that are left continue to be busy.

The town’s carpet heritage is illustrated from when it first began in 1735 in The Carpet Museum Trust at New Road. This excellent museum has preserved machiney, interactive displays, a picture gallery and Weaver’s loft.

In and around Kidderminster there are plenty of historic houses to see, some of these remain in private ownership but are converted to provide luxury hotel accommodation, these include the 300 year old Brockencote Hall situated in 70 acres of landscaped gardens and the charming timber framed Stone Manor Hotel. Apart from these the area has many gracious Victorian and Edwardian properties ranging from cottages to picturesque inns.

Kidderminster also has excellent shopping facilities, apart from shops along its main and side streets there are two premier shopping centres – the Roland Hill Shopping Centre and the Swan Centre.

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