New homes in Gornal
Make the Move
Formerly part of Staffordshire, Gornal now lies within the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley. A popular residential area, it comprises of the historic villages of Lower Gornal, Upper Gornal and Gornal Wood.
Out and about
New homes in Gornal are within close proximity to many attractions in and around Dudley. One of the most popular is Dudley Zoological Gardens: a 40-acre site which is home to more than 1300 animals, many rare and exotic. It’s also the site of the 11th century Dudley Castle, the remains of which lie within the zoo’s grounds.
A number of museums, including the Black Country Living Museum, give an insight into the area’s industrial past, as do trips on the local canals and visits to the limestone mines. Priory Park, a short walk from Dudley town centre, has recently been restored and provides a lovely place to spend some time, as does the geological site, the Wren’s Nest Nature Reserve. You’ll also find plenty of family-friendly entertainment on the town’s Castlegate Way development, including a cinema, bowling complex and restaurants.
There are a number of small shopping areas around Gornal, including Louise Street in Gornal Wood which includes a supermarket, post office, bank and other independent shops. There’s a similar village centre on Lower Gornal’s Kent Street, and a larger selection of shops in nearby Sedgley, about 2 miles north.
For further shopping, Dudley has everything you could expect from a large town, including a selection of restaurants and pubs. The Churchill Shopping Centre features several well-known stores and lies in the centre, while the intu Merry Hill complex at Brierley Hill, around a 15 minutes’ drive from Gornal, is the area’s go-to place for all things retail.
Among other facilities in the Gornal area are a library, a launderette, doctor’s surgery and veterinary clinic. Dudley’s Russells Hall Hospital is easily accessible, just over 2 miles from Gornal.
Gornal has easy access to many of the region’s main towns and cities. To the east, England’s second city Birmingham can be reached in around 30 minutes via the M5 and M6 motorways. Around 6 miles north of Gornal, Wolverhampton is even closer, and Stourbridge is another large town a similar distance away to the south.
The closest rail routes pass through Birmingham New Street and on to Sandwell & Dudley, with stops at areas of the town including Dudley Port, Tipton and Coseley. There is no railway station in Gornal itself, but Coseley is around 10 minutes’ drive away. The area is well-served by local buses, with routes into Birmingham and regular services around Sedgley and the surrounding area.