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Address: High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
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This was unusual, given a hardhat as you enter. Hubby went to the end and took photos. I faced my fears and did a little bit! No pressure and free to go into the tar tunnel as far... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was unusual, given a hardhat as you enter. Hubby went to the end and took photos. I faced my fears and did a little bit! No pressure and free to go into the tar tunnel as far as you feel comfortable. Needed more info though. Would return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

A bit short but what can you expect, its a tunnel with natural bitumen oozing through the brickwork. Tall folk will need to duck but you are given a hard hat. You CANT buy a bottle of the tar though which was a little disappointing. All in all very interesting and unique place to visit whilst in the area.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

You don't need a long time to visit the Tar Tunnel, 15 minutes will be enough. You walk along the tunnel and you can see the tar oozing through the wall, further along you can see some tar pits through the walls. I'm glad I didn't have to pay entry as I was using the annual pass.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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241 reviews 241 reviews
131 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It is interesting to walk through this, but a pity that it does not go any further. It is a relatively short walk to the end and back. It is however worth making the short journey from the China Museum to go and visit this attraction. You can still see tar oozing through the walls in places.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's not every day you can put on a hard hat (supplied at the desk) and make your own way down an old tar tunnel. Individually, it would be expensive if this was the only attraction you were visiting. However, if you have bought the museum annual pass (good value) that allows you to enter ALL the museums managed by... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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191 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A fascinating piece of our industrial heritage. A ten minute walk along a lovely canal bank from the Coalport China Museum. Hard hats are donned (the roof of the tunnel dips to about 5 feet in places) and you walk a couple of hundred yards along an old brick lined tunnel with bitumen oozing from the between the bricks -... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Quite hard to find as signs send you in opposite directions however eventually found it and well worth the search . Had the tunnel to ourselves and tar pools interesting guide was very helpful and informative

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Part of a village of interest. Season ticket is best value if you want to do it all justice. Took me 3 days. to read more visit www.motorhometoursdempsey.co.uk

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Shropshire, England
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43 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a really good visit! Worth going! Great underground tar tunnel - interesting. I went with my dad and sister on a day out and really enjoyed this bit the most out of all the points of interest and museums. Would recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

As others have said its all over very quickly so not worth it unless you have splashed out on a passport which was £68 for our family of 6. I actually enjoyed it as did the rest of our group but as the tunnel is now closed after about 100 feet it does not take long. If was interesting to... More 

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