People often tend to think of the West Midlands as dirty and industrial. Indeed, it used to be so, but not so much these days. It is still a place of heavy industry, but even that is much cleaner than it used to be, and the West Midlands has much to recommend it.
Having said that, one of the places I thoroughly enjoyed visiting is..........
THE BLACK COUNTRY MUSEUM
This is an urban heritage park in the shadow of Dudley Castle at the heart of the Black Country.
Historic buildings from all around the Black Country have been moved and authentically rebuilt at the Museum, to create a tribute to the traditional skills and enterprise of the people that once lived in the heart of industrial Britain.
Visitors are transported back in time from the modern exhibition halls to the canal-side village, where costumed demonstrators and working craftsmen bring the buildings to life with their local knowledge, practical skills and unique Black Country humour.
Among the featured buildings, are iron houses - yes, houses made out of iron!
Built in 1925 and listed as buildings of architectural and historical interest this pair of semi-detached council houses were built as part of a major housing development in Dudley.
There is so much to see and do here.