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Tar Tunnel

High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Went here and knew it wasn't going to be a day out but this really wasn't worth the entrance fee. I understand now why I needed a hard hat, it wasn't for the large volumes of dripping tar. It was more about the number of times I banged my head on the very low ceilings. This would have been fine... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is totally not worth £3.25 to enter. A small one-way tunnel with a bit of tar near the end. Rubbish!

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

A small attraction where you will learn something new it is only small but very intressting hardhats are given to you for safty its defintly a picture moment takes about 20mins at a slow pace and reading the infomation board at a cost of a coupke of pounds you cant go wrong. some nice walks around it and a nice... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

As a student, I payed £2.50 for an annual ticket for this attraction and for that price I cannot complain. The attraction itself doesn't take very long at all; there are a couple of boards of information to read and then you are left to your own devices to wander down the tunnel. Regardless of the shortness of duration, I... More

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Saw this as part of the combined 2 day ticket for all the museums. Fascinating place to visit - probably more of interest to adults and those with children who are keen to learn about what is under out feet - they would like that they have to wear a hard hat.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Enjoyable experience. The kids liked it and it was really interesting and unique. Quite a short activity took about half an hour to do however there are lovely surrounding walks and canals. Invest in a passport to the museums if you live local we had a great day and didn't pay a penny as we had bought our passports on... More

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Rushden, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Basic attraction really. Just a tunnel with a couple of pools of tar and tar dripping from the ceiling. Hard hats provided. More info from the boards in the little gift shop than from the tunnel itself. The canal and railed carts outside were interesting. Visited as part of the Ironbridge Passport Ticket.

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Calne, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Very interesting tunnel in the Ironbridge gorge. One of 10 museums in the area. Really worth a visit. Close by is Blist Hill Victorian town which is a other excellent place to spend a day.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We visited as part of a day trip to Ironbridge and it is well worth a visit as part of a day trip to Ironbridge. We wore hard hats and were very careful not to brush against the walls of the tunnel! We would recommend buying a passport ticket.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
54 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I accept that this might leave some stone cold, but I loved it. It is after all nothing more than a rather low tunnel along which you can see deposits of the only natually occuring deposit of bitumen in the British Isles. However, from the moment you put on the provided yellow hard hat and get that first whiff of... More

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