Guide to Kidderminster

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The largest of the three towns in the District, made famous for its quality woven carpets and as the birthplace of Sir Rowland Hill, founder of the Penny Post.

Kidderminster is the main retail hub of the district and has a number of shopping centres including the Swan Centre, the Rowland Hill Centre and Weaver’s Wharf, which offers visitors a high quality shopping experience set around the beautifully restored Slingfield Mill.

The town centre is the venue for a variety of family-based events during the year including the annual Kidderminster Art and Food Festival in October. The town hall, library and the beautiful parish church are all used for concerts and recitals.

The town has numerous parks popular with families and visitors from further afield, the largest being Brinton Park which is undergoing a £2.4 million restoration thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Markets: markets are held on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the year.

Twin Town: Kidderminster is twinned with Husum in Germany. You can find further, more detailed information on Kidderminster Town Council website.