Trains to Stourbridge

How to get cheap train tickets to Stourbridge

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Things to do in Stourbridge

Hop on a train to Stourbridge, served by Stourbridge Town station, on the shortest train line in Britain. Explore the town and countryside and discover a harmonious mix of industrial heritage, history and glassblowing in the Glass Quarter.

Culture and heritage

Once a hub for wool and agriculture, Stourbridge, a town in the West Midlands, began glassmaking in the 17th century. The presence of sandstone hills in the area supplied the necessary sand and limestone needed for glass production. And the construction of Stourbridge Canal in the late 1700s propelled the town into becoming the industrial heart of the Black Country.

The arrival of railways in the late 1800s accelerated its expansion, leading to improved living standards and a growing population during the 19th century.

Stourbridge's unique blend of industry and rural beauty lives on in the Stourbridge Glass Quarter near the Bonded Warehouse and Canal Street. Just a 10-minute walk from the station, enjoy scenic walks and bike rides along the Stourbridge Canal and explore key historical landmarks including the Red House Glass Cone , Ruskin Glass Centre (now a craft centre), and Stuart Crystal site, now Stourbridge Glass Museum .

Outside of town, on the high ridge of red sandstone rock are the unique carved Holy Austin Rock Houses and Kinver hillfort in nearby Kinver Edge . Beyond town, the charming Clent Hills offer their own discoveries with miles of footpaths, bridleways and easy access trails.

Attractions

Stourbridge's glassmaking boom arrived with the Stourbridge Canal. Today, the canal is used mostly for leisure, but continues to anchor the heritage Stourbridge Glass Quarter where glassmaking history thrives.

Just a 15-minute walk from the station, start your visit at cobbled Canal Street's Bonded Warehouse which stored goods such as tea, tobacco and spirits when built in 1799. Now a community hub, it marks the start of key glass landmarks.

The Ruskin Glassworks , once a glassware powerhouse, is now home to the Glasshouse Arts Centre for glassmaking and other crafts, with an organic cafe, and the Glasshouse Heritage Centre , sharing the 400-year history of local glassmaking. The Transparent Glass Studio hosts workshops, along with seasonal events and pop-up stalls.

Nearby, the Lace Guild houses over 15,000 artefacts showing lacemaking's heritage.

Don’t miss the Red House Glass Cone , one of four rare surviving glass cones in the UK, offering a unique canalside experience with a visitor centre, gallery, studios and cafe.

The new Stourbridge Glass Museum opposite the Red House Glass Cone on the former Stuart Crystal site narrates the town's industry story through a significant glass collection of once famous local brands.

When you travel by train, you can get exclusive discounted attraction entry offers to some of the UK’s top attractions.

Food and drink

With cafes, pubs, and gastropubs, Stourbridge tempts hungry walkers and sightseers with cosy coffee houses, locally sourced cuisine and reinvented pub grub.

Cafes in the Glass Quarter include Red Cone Coffee House , offering breakfasts, hot chocolates and more. At the Ruskin Glass Centre Cafe , enjoy an affordable menu of breakfast, snacks, and hot lunch dishes made with locally sourced organic and biodynamic ingredients.

For a traditional taste, dine at a local pub. The Old Wharf Inn , a canal-side pub near the Glass Quarter, is independently owned and open seven days a week, serving ales, craft spirits, and good food, focusing on breakfast, coffee, seasonal plates, and beer. Nearby, The Glassworks on Audham Road offers a contemporary British menu with local ingredients.

For a modern twist in the town centre, try creative dishes at The Duke William , a gastropub.

Near the station, enjoy a creative cocktail at the Cock 'n' Bull Co . on High Street, a popular spot for dirty burgers and chicken. For unfussy plant based burgers, head to VGN Boulevard .

Sports and outdoors

With scenic canal-side rambles, lush parks and adrenaline-pumping activities, Stourbridge offers fresh air and exercise along its waterways, trails and pitches.

The Stourbridge Cana l offers scenic walks and bike rides along its 5-mile towpath surrounded by heritage. Walks start and end at the Bonded Warehouse on the quiet cobbled lane of Canal Street.

The path passes Stourbridge's 16 canal locks and the renowned Red House Glass Cone , taking in views of the countryside, bridges and locks. Interpretive signs share the canal and glassmaking history. The trail ends in Amblecote where you can take the bus or walk back. Download Stourbridge Canal and Glass Quarter heritage trail maps, also known as the Crystal Mile, from Stourbridge Glass Quarter

Cruise through the glass quarter on The Black Countryman canal boat trip sailing into Kinver on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

Pause and unwind with a coffee at Mary Stevens Park . Just 15 minutes from the station, wander among manicured lawns, orchards, Heath Pool ducks, sports facilities and a playground.

Sports fans can catch local football club Stourbridge FC , aka The Glassboys, or rugby's Stourbridge Lions in action.

At Full Throttle Raceway , rev up your heart rate and have a go at go-karting.

Music and nightlife

Explore the cultural scene in Stourbridge Glass Quarter , where the historic Ruskin Glassworks hosts a variety of events, such as live music, theatre and comedy and the Bonded Warehouse offers diverse festivals and live events.

Stourbridge Town Hall , a neo-Renaissance marvel on Market Street since 1887, offers a vibrant entertainment line-up, featuring theatre productions, top comedy, classical and popular music concerts, and Monday matinee movie screenings for new releases. The building was completed in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee with an elegant tower featuring pediments, friezes and a cupola.

In the heart of Stourbridge’s nightlife area, close to other bars and restaurants. Claptrap the Venue open mic nights on Sundays, live music and club nights with a variety of music genres and dance classics.

Katie Fitzgerald's features a wide range of live music events. Head here for rock, indie, jazz, and blues, along with regular comedy nights and other entertainment.

Shopping

Buying glass souvenirs in Stourbridge is a must, with shops offering a diverse range of glassware, from prosecco glasses to candle-holders, with Tudor Crystal factory shop being a standout choice.

For more options, visit the Ruskin Glassworks , an arts centre with a shop offering handmade glassware, jewellery and souvenirs, or explore the Red House Glass Cone , historic glassworks with a shop featuring glassware, tableware, and gifts.

Stourbridge Town Centre is a short 5-minute walk from the train station. Stourbridge High Street is the main shopping street, lined with stores including both high-street and independent retailers, including Butterfingers deli at number 70. At the top of the High Street, visit Doolally homewares at the Crown Centre and nearby The Thrift independent charity shop at Lower High Street.

More stores lie in Victoria Passage such as Sew with Holly , offering sewing classes and fabrics. At Ryemarket Shopping Centre, check out the jewellery store, Jewellery Inspired . Nearby on Market Street, hunt for vinyl at James’ Home of Tone.

Stations

Stourbridge Town (SBT)

Address:
Stourbridge Town station
Vauxhall Road
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 1EX
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Can I book assistance for my train journey to Stourbridge?

Yes, we offer Passenger Assist services at the station and on-board trains. We recommend booking at least 2 hours before you travel. You can book assistance via the Passenger Assist app , website, text or by phone on 0800 024 8998 . For more information, please visit our Passenger Assist page.