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Bilston is set in the industrial heart of the Midlands, tracing its history back to Roman times when Beacon Hill was covered in oak forests, evidence of the Romans has been found in the form of coinage dating from Antoninus and Commodus which dates to around 192. In the early part of the 15th century coal had been discovered in the area and whilst there was some mining it wasn’t until the 18th century that Bilston underwent its transformation from an agricultural community to an industrial community. Coal from the area had long been transported to other adjoining towns and soon Bilston was exporting locally manufactured bricks. By the end of the 18th century Bilston had completely changed – no longer was the local economy reliant on agriculture it was now an industrial based economy. The Birmingham to Aldersley canal opened and together with the opening of the railways this encouraged new factories to open earning Bilston its place in the Black Country. The 20th century saw Bilston become an important industrial centre, Stewart and Lloyd’s Steelworks was the major local employer and eventually they were nationalised becoming the British Steel Corporation. As the 20th century wore on Bilston’s fortune changed – its reliance on a steel works and a metal working industry foundered, the area fell into a decline. New investment and new enterprises though seem to be providing Bilston with a new desire to succeed, new roads, new industries and new commercial developments are all breathing new life into what had become a drab area. The old way of life may have gone but a new and refreshing attitude is apparent, Bilston is once again on the road to success.


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Olde White Rose (0.72 miles)

Olde White Rose

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The White Rose Hotel opened it`s doors for business in August 2010. Rebuilt at the rear of the Olde White Rose pub in Bilston, the Hotel has been integrated into ... More

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The Robin 2 Hotel (0.75 miles)

The Robin 2 Hotel
The Robin 2 Hotel is situated in the heart of the Black Country, Bilston Wolverhampton adjacent to the World famous Robin 2 concert Venue & themed bars, Noddy’s Bar and Woody's Bar named after local ... More | visit website
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Villiers Arms (0.87 miles)

Villiers Arms
The Villiers Arms Hotel opened it`s doors for business in 2010. The upper floors of this traditional Estate Pub have been completely refurbished to provide 5 rooms with shared facilities for occasional visitors and longer ... More | visit website
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Ramada Park Hall Hotel and Conference Centre (1.88 miles)

Ramada Park Hall Hotel and Conference Centre

Set in 5 acres of beautiful grounds, this Georgian mansion is 3 miles (4.8 km) from the centre of Wolverhampton, with easy access to the M54, M5 and M6 motorways. Ramada Park Hall is stylish and ... More | visit website

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Wulfrun Hotel (2.40 miles)

Wulfrun Hotel
Wulfrun Hotel is convenient situated in Centre of Wolverhampton, just a short distance to the bus and train. We are also near the bustling night life. Our hostel has comfortable accommodation at a very competitive ... More | visit website
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Victoria Hall Student Accommodation (2.47 miles)

Victoria Hall Student Accommodation
Victoria Hall is a purpose built modern and stylish complex situated on the outskirts of Wolverhampton City Centre and within easy walking distance of the University, shopping areas and nightlife. Victoria Hall is also ideally ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Wolverhampton City Centre (2.79 miles)

Premier Inn Wolverhampton City Centre
Located just off the M54 and within easy reach of the M6. Local attractions include Weston Park and Cosford RAF museum. Telford, Shrewsbury and Birmingham are all easily accessible from this hotel. Our Wolverhampton City Centre ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Wolverhampton Central (2.83 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Walsall (M6, J10) (2.97 miles)

Premier Inn Walsall (M6, J10)
Conveniently situated within easy reach of the M6 junction 10. For shops and local amenities Walsall town centre is only 2.5 miles away. Birmingham city centre is 14 miles away. Our Walsall Premier Inn has everything ... More | visit website
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Pencroft Guest House (3.07 miles)

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This small, clean run business has been established for more than 18 years and offers a truly “home from home” feel for business professionals, contractors and families looking for clean ... More

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