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Address: High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
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It's a Tunnel

Brilliant piece of history. This tunnel was originally built to transport goods but they discovered tar seeping from the sides which made for a very lucrative business. Make sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Maggi Y
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Fleet, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

You get to walk down a dark, tar tunnel underground....that's pretty much it! Interesting anyway and probably wouldn't get the chance to do it anywhere else so why not! Kids seemed to enjoy it

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Thank Craig S
england
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

there is no close parking and if you follow the signs you have to walk along a very narrow road which has a fair bit of traffic, when you arrive you are given a hard hat and pointed tothe entrance, all it is is a fairly short brick tunnel with a low roof and bitumen leaking down the walls in... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Brilliant piece of history. This tunnel was originally built to transport goods but they discovered tar seeping from the sides which made for a very lucrative business. Make sure you keep your hard hat on as the tunnel narrows & height lowers. Interesting but bit expensive for what it is. Staff are lovely and very informative. Hats could have been... More 

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Thank Maggi Y
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

As part of the whole 'Ironbridge Experience' this has to be done. A lovely walk to it but be warned, it is a tunnel and therefore very low. Again, a fascinating insight into the history of the area and that time.

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Thank Dinorben
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

we liked this. quirky history, may be 'just a tunnel' but def worth a peep! the initial bit is low, but luckily further on could walk normally. there is still some tar oozing out of walls.

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Thank HappyHEmum
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This can be a little hard to find after leaving the Coalport China Museum but do persist in finding it along the canal bank. Being able to walk inside the hill along the brick lined tunnels was an awe inspiring experience and then being able to see the tar pools off to each side

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Thank ianBerkshire
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Although not one of the hugest of the Ironbridge Museums, this was a real treat, to be able to walk along a tunnel unescorted and observe the sight of bitumen oozing from the walls. Handed a helmet and handout we spent an interesting 15 minutes wandering along the tunnel looking into the tar pits and learning about the tunnels history.... More 

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Thank sue f
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We were intrigued by the tar tunnel so on a very wet day we went to visit, it's a tiny entrance to a small shop reception area, the lady was lovely, we got our hard hats and went in, not guided but you are given an information sheet did enjoy but only takes about ten mins to do.

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Thank JulieandMark9-10-11
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

only takes about 15 minutes to see this attraction but well worth the visit as never heard of it before and now have the extra knowledge

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Thank Glenda H
Worcester, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Not worth paying £3.50 / £2.50 per adult/child to visit but worth visiting as part of the Ironbridge annual passport ticket. The visit only takes around 10-15 minutes as there's really not much to see in the tunnel itself and the information display at the head of the tunnel is fairly brief. We also struggled a little with the direction... More 

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