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Kidderminster Town - Great place to visit
Member Name: rji0907
Advantages: Great shops, pubs, restaurants
Kidderminster is a relatively small town in Worcestershire. Classed as part of the 'Wyre Forest' it is surrounded by the smaller more picturesque towns of Bewdley and Stourport on Severn.
For those of you who have never visited the Worcestershire area before and fancy a visit the town of Kidderminster is best accessed by travelling up/down the M5 and getting off at either junction 5 (Droitwich) or junction 6(Worcester) and following the signs for Kidderminster. It is also approximately 17 miles south west of Birmingham.
The shopping centre is the main attraction of Kidderminster and has expanded quite dramatically over recent years with the addition of the 'Weavers Wharf' shopping centre bringing shops such as The Range (a huge store with everything you could possible imagine in it), Halford, Comet, Currys, PC World, Sports Soccer, Next, M&S and Brantano amongst others. This has really widened the range of retailers in Kidderminster though unfortuantely it has been hit by the losses of big stores such as Woolies and Littlewoods.
In the pedestrianised town centre you get the usual banks, post offices, a large number of mobile phone shops, thorntons, subway, WH Smiths, Superdrug, Claires Accessories, Card Factory, Dorothy Perkins and many more so well worth a visit for some retail therapy.
Kidderminster is twinned with the German town of Husum. The area is famed for its carpet industry. The industry was founded in 1785 by Brintons Carpets who are still going strong today and many other carpet firms followed suit making Kidderminster the countrys leading carpet manufacturer.
As with other towns Kidderminster has all the main supermarkets apart from Asda, many chuches and some lovely pubs (the watermill and Mare and Colt being two favourites of mine should you visit the area). All the general fast food takeaways bar burger king grace the area and Kidderminster is home to the West Midlands Safari Park, one of the most popular tourist places in the country and well worth a visit (i have already reviewed the Safari Park previously should you be interested in more info on it).
I live around 5 miles from Kidderminster and work there and have never considered moving anywhere else. With the expansion of the retail areas i really enjoy living here. Although a town on the up you still get a real sense of community spirit here so if you fancy taking a drive down one day i completely recommend it.
Summary: Cant imagine living anywhere else
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