Take that Piers Morgan!


It s the Midland town which is supposedly home to Britain s worst tourist attraction. But now it seems the good people of Dudley1 pilloried by TV s Piers Morgan2 for its new ferris wheel3 will have the last laugh. Because new figures suggest the Black Country town4 is among England s fastest-growing Easter Discount Holidays © holiday destinations.

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Bookings for the long weekend in Dudley have rocketed by 85 per cent on last year s Easter period, according to travel website tripadvisor the country s third-highest increase. It s a crumb of comfort for the town after its 114ft wheel offering bird s-eye views of Dudley s famous zoo and castle was cruelly mocked. Student Vincent Parry said earlier this month: There s a million and one things that needs looking at in the town without money being spent on a giant ferris wheel.

Bullring6, Grand Central7, Pavilions and Mailbox shopping centres all within a few minutes walk of each other.

A tripadvisor spokesman said: A growing number of Brits are choosing to stay and explore their own country during this festive Discount Holidays © holiday period.

Who needs the Bahamas when you have Birmingham?


  1. ^ good people of Dudley (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  2. ^ TV s Piers Morgan (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  3. ^ for its new ferris wheel (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  4. ^ Black Country town (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
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