Flights to Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton is a city in the West Midlands region of England, best known for its football (soccer) team, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolverhampton may not be readily thought of as a tourist destination, but the city does have a good number of attractions all the same.
The nearest major airport is the Birmingham International Airport (airport code: BHX), which is about 40 kilometres outside of the city. There is a direct rail route for easy access to and from the airport though. From Johannesburg, there are a number of flights to Wolverhampton to choose from, most with 1 stop. Lufthansa and South African Airways both connect in Munch, and SwissAir stops in Zurich. A flight to Wolverhampton with KLM goes through Amsterdam.
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The Tourist Attractions of Wolverhampton:
Wolverhampton is a large city, the 13th largest in England by population, so there are plenty of facilities and services here for visiting tourists. Wolverhampton may be best known for its soccer team so you can come along and watch a match then take in the sights of the city.
St Peter’s Collegiate Church
Wolverhampton does not have a cathedral but if it did it would no doubt be this church! St Peter’s Collegiate Church has probably the best position in the city perched on Wolverhampton’s highest spot. The beautiful church, which looks large enough and grand enough to be a cathedral, is a listed building and was built in the 15th century, but with few remains from earlier structures including an abbey from the 12th century.
Wightwick Manor is an excellent example of Victorian architecture in the Arts and Crafts Movement style, and it is in fact one of the few remaining buildings of this type in the country. The first part of the house was completed in 1887 with the Great Parlour wing being added in 1893. The house was presented to the National Trust so all could enjoy the inside and outside and today you can tour the house to see life in the Victorian era. There are lots of William Morris influences and original wallpapers if you’re interested in interior design. There are also lovely Victorian era gardens, outbuildings, a pottery shop and more to see here, all in the Wightwick Bank neighbourhood of Wolverhampton.
Another grand house is situated just outside Wolverhampton. Boscobel House was built in 1632 and is famous because it was here that Charles II fled for his life and hid in an oak tree. The oak tree (a descendant of the actual tree stands here today) became known as the Royal Oak.
Boscobel House makes an interesting visit as it’s a working farm and the farmyard and animals are bound to be of interest to children.
When Should You Visit?:
Summers are a pleasant time to visit Wolverhampton as the temperatures are warm. The average high in July is a comfortable 21C, so perfect for walking around and exploring the city. The oceanic climate means there is rainfall, and rain is possible at any time of year. Winters are mild, but with the damp the average temperatures often feel cooler than they really are.