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Address: High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
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A small tunnel

A small tunnel where tar was discovered. Consists of a tunnel and gift shop will take no more than 10 minutes to explore - with the shop - only visit if nearby.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Janet W
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A small tunnel where tar was discovered. Consists of a tunnel and gift shop will take no more than 10 minutes to explore - with the shop - only visit if nearby.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Didn't know it was mined in this way. Pools of tar visible. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful. Worth a visit.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for a short visit. A really interesting trip under the hills of Shropshire and the opportunity to see the remarkable feat of Victorian engineering. My only niggle would be that unfortunately only the first hundred metres of the kilometre tunnel are accessible to the public, and at the end of this stretch there is a... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is exactly as its name suggests - a brick tunnel which used to (and still does) seep tar. You're given a hard hat and allowed to walk in freely unaccompanied with the warning of not touching the walls. There are various areas where you can see the tar coming through and then there is the tar lake. I'm not... More 

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ipswich
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67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A unusual place to visit, the tar tunnel was discovered under a local shop & opened to the public, tunnel is only a couple of hundred yards long, but the bitumen still seeps through the walls. Worth a visit takes about 20 mins.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It doesn't take very long to visit this tar tunnel, but it is well worth going. It was amazing to see the tar oozing out of the sides of the tunnel. Definately visit this attraction.

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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This was not what I was expected...I was hoping for a tour and a talk down the tunnel and for it to be a little longer. There is not much information within the tunnel and it is difficult to find as the signs are badly placed. Although I do think it is something to see I would only do it... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The tar tunnel is only around 100m long, straight in and out again, but it is something different to do. I am pleased that I saw it but I wouldn't bother going again. They really could make more of it especially with more information within the actual tunnel and I imagine that in tourist season it would be very crowded... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Address: High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ironbridge Gorge

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