Kidderminster DY11 5SW, UK
About Drakelow Tunnels
Drakelow Tunnels are a former Top Secret underground military complex beneath Kingsford Country Park north of Kidderminster, Worcestershire. The tunnels were built between 1941-1942 as a Shadow Factory for the Rover car company. Parts for aircraft engines were machined in the 3.5 miles of tunnels throughout WWII. After WWII the tunnels began producing parts for tank engines until 1958 when the tunnels were handed over to the Ministry of Supply, and later Ministry of Works.
Attractions near Drakelow Tunnels
Bodenham Arboretum is an oasis of plantations, pools and avenues beautifully landscaped including over 3000 species of trees and shrubs from all over the world. Each season bringing a beauty of its own. The epicentre of the Arboretum lies around the big pool where many rare and ornamental trees can be seen in flower or fruit at all times of the year; their autumn colours are a special beauty.
Kinver Edge is a high heath and woodland escarpment just west of Kinver, about four miles west of Stourbridge, and four miles north of Kidderminster, and is on the border between Worcestershire and Staffordshire, England. It is now owned by the National Trust. The area has been a popular local tourist destination since Edwardian times, when an electric tramway, the Kinver Light Railway, connected Kinver to the Birmingham tram system.
Kinver Edge is a high heath and woodland escarpment just west of Kinver, about four miles west of Stourbridge, and four miles north of Kidderminster, and is on the border between Worcestershire and Staffordshire, England. It is now owned by the National Trust. There are two Iron Age hillforts on Kinver Edge; the larger one, Kinver Edge Hillfort, is at the northern end, while the other is at the southern end, on a promontory known as Drakelow Hill.
The Museum of Carpet is a textile museum in the town of Kidderminster in Worcestershire, England. It houses an extensive collection of objects, archives, books and photographs relating to the carpet industry dating from the 18th century to the present day.
The Severn Valley Railway is a tourist attraction and heritage steam railway operating full-size, mainly steam-hauled passenger trains for 16 miles along the beautiful Severn valley. The railway is the sixth-longest standard gauge heritage line in the United Kingdom. Train services are hauled predominantly by steam locomotives, with vintage diesel locomotives hauling occasionally. Diesel locomotives are also used for engineering trains, to replace failed steam locomotives at short notice, and du
Brinton Park is a large park of 12.067 hectares near the centre of Kidderminster. The main entrance to the park is from Sutton Road. Oneof the iconic location for a walk and also you can spend some beautiful time in the middle of nature.
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Worcestershire is a non-metropolitan administrative, ceremonial and historic county, located in the West Midlands region of England. The area that is now Worcestershire was absorbed into the unified Kingdom of England in 927, at which time it was constituted as a county.