A guide to Kidderminster
Population 55,530 - 2011 Census
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. Visit the Museum of Carpet, the town’s living legacy to 300 years of carpet heritage or walk along the towpath of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.
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, and a retail park, which offers visitors a high quality shopping experience set around the beautifully restored Slingfield Mill. It is home to numerous independent traders, restaurants, pubs and cafés to suit all tastes and offers a diverse selection of places to stay.
The town centre is the venue for a variety of family-based events during the year. The town hall, library and the beautiful parish church are all used for concerts and recitals.
The town has numerous parks and nature reserves 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.