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Address: High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
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Slightly eerie tunnel

I really like finding "niche" attractions to visit, and the tar tunnel certainly fits the bill. I'm not sure if there's anywhere else in the UK where you could walk through a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Raglan, United Kingdom
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Worcester, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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Raglan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I really like finding "niche" attractions to visit, and the tar tunnel certainly fits the bill. I'm not sure if there's anywhere else in the UK where you could walk through a tunnel oozing bitumen. Walking through the tunnel doesn't take that long so I would recommend combining this with a visit to other Ironbridge museums if you're hoping to... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Well worth a visit, I’ve never seen another tar tunnel. It’s just a short walk along the canal from the Ironbridge Gorge centre, not expensive, and does not take too long. You are issued with a hard hat before entering, please wear it. I’m 5 foot 8 inches tall, and my hard hat encountered the tunnel roof in the first... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is on the passport and I was a bit 'meh', it's a tunnel, but as it was near our Coalport YHA I thought it was worth a visit. Although the visit is short, it's really good, I'm not sure where else you can walk in a tunnel and see pools of tar or tar dripping down walls! As we... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There's not much to say about the tar tunnel really. We visited the site as it was included in the price of our Ironbridge passport ticket and was on the way to the Coalport museum. It's quite hard to find and not very well signposted, but when we did get there we were welcomed by a small shop and a... More 

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very interesting and walking distance to the china museum. If you have the passport or are particular interest in mining/tunnels or tar then this is a good visit. Its a funny entrance between some private houses, as it was discovered in the cellar of a shop. Some of the houses are still private. Your walk through a small gift shop... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you have a annual passport for ironbridge museum it's worth a visit to tick it off the list , but it really is what it says on the tin (a tunnel ) and not a very long one , if you stretch it out your visit could last 25 minutes

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

looks so inocious from outside but as you step into the small gift shop the tunnel is just there on the right!really interesting facts presented really and great fun putting on the hard hats and exploring !can still see the tar running down the walls.lovely walk by canal to get there.

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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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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16 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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