The city and metropolitan borough of Wolverhampton is in the West Midlands. Citizens are called Wulfrunians perhaps after the founding father King Wulfhere of Mercia who according to local tradition founded St Mary’s Abbey in the borough in the year 659. The land of Wolverhampton was presented by King Ethelred the Unready to Lady Wulfrun who started a church named Wulfruna’s Heanton and later changed to Wolverhampton. The small town began to expand during the 18th century as Wolverhampton was on the prime road to Ireland and many passengers and stagecoaches passed through the city.
The city gained a reputation in the trades of steel jewellery, sword hits and steel buckles. Business further improved with the introduction of the canal system. The town continued to grow during the early 20th century. During the war, the city was bombed however the damage was less severe than the neighbouring towns. Today Wolverhampton is an important shopping region in the UK with an estimated population of 259,900.
Take your Wolverhampton car hire for a spin around for a culturally insightful view of the city’s top attractions. Established in 1884, the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre hosts a number of exciting plays. If you’re a fan of the hit TV show Peaky Blinders, do stop by the Black Country Living Museum where seasons 01 – 04 were filmed. You’ll get a great view of the life and times of the industrial years in Black County. Bantock House And Park will add a welcome tour to your stay in Wolverhampton. Walk through the great Edwardian family home of the Bantock family. See these attractions, and more with car hire in Ashmore Park, Bushbury, Dunstall Hill, Goldthorn Park, Merridale and more locations in the city.