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Travelling around Aldridge

Travelling around Aldridge

Aldridge is a truly beautiful place located in the West Midlands. Historically part of Staffordshire, this large village is well-known for having a large number of private homes, which have been built over the last 100 years.

It is also a popular commuter town for Birmingham, which means there are not only a number of fun things to do here, but also a number of great public transport connections. Arriva provides bus services in and out of Aldridge, so that you can reach the wider area with ease.


Aldridge first crops up in the Domesday Book back in 1086. Its name was originally ‘Alrewic’, due to the number of Alder trees in the area. This was an agricultural village until the 19th-century when it benefitted from the industrial boom that took over the Midlands. Famous for its blue brick, the area specialised in brickworks, as well as coal mining.