Stourbridge is a part of the West Midlands conurbation and is located south-west of Birmingham. The town is well known for its glass production.
Stourbridge lies on the River Stour and is linked by a branch to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.
The town is served by an unusually short railway branch line, with a shuttle service from nearby Stourbridge Junction, on the Birmingham - Kidderminster line. The old Stourbridge Town station, when demolished, was recovered and materials used for buildings at Birmingham Railway Museum.