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Dudley Canal Trust Trips

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Address: Birmingham New Road, Dudley DY1 4SB, England
Phone Number: +44 121 557 6265
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Description: See the network of underground canal routes that helped form the...
See the network of underground canal routes that helped form the industrial Black Country and marvel at the fantastic Limestone Caverns. Enjoy a canalside walk or relaxing boat trip, and admire the local history. See if you can spot any of the limestone fossils remaining from when the area was below sea, and explore the Dudley Tunnel - don't be startled by the bats!
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Great summer holiday day trip

This is a great value day trip for the kids. Family ticket cost us £20.50 and is valid for multiple use for 12 months from date of purchase. There is a brand new lottery funded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Bham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great value day trip for the kids. Family ticket cost us £20.50 and is valid for multiple use for 12 months from date of purchase. There is a brand new lottery funded visitor centre very close to completion (as at August 2015), which will mean a trip is even better value. The guides are informative. There are... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Got this with an Amazon local voucher for my wife's birthday. Not what I was expecting as thought it was a cream tea on the boat,but we enjoyed it and found it interesting. Probably will be better when they open the new visitor centre.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I purchased a Cream Tea for two and a trip through the Dudley Canal as a treat for my lovely wife. We were so disappointed with the reality of what we ended up with that I ended up demanding a full refund and we went back home thoroughly disappointed with the meagre offering that had been presented to us. Instead... More 

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Dudley T, Guest Relations Manager at Dudley Canal Trust Trips, responded to this review

We're really sorry that you had such a disappointing experience with us last week. We pride ourselves on our customer service and unfortunately on this ocassion a series of unexpected circumstances led to your visit being well below the standards we would normally expect. We hope that your refund was some compensation for you, and we hope you'll visit us... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We took a trip on the Dudley canal, and using an amazon local voucher got a cream tea thrown in. Firstly, I want to say that there's a lot of work going on to build what looks like a fantastic visitor centre, this is due to be open at the end of September. The centre will house interactive exhibitions and... More 

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Dudley T, Guest Relations Manager at Dudley Canal Trust Trips, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your trip and that the staff made you feel welcome. You're definitely right in thinking our offer will improve dramatically when the new building is opened in the autumn! We do have an accessible toilet on site but it is currently located just down the towpath from our main operation. Obviously there... More 

Durban, South Africa
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101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What a fantastic day out. The tour left at 10am and returned at 4pm, a full six hours. We booked the long two tunnel tour which is only available on very limited dates of the year. On arrival we boarded the barge (long boat) on the canal and proceeded through the 2.8km Dudley Tunnel (with hard hats provided). This was... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A very informative tour guide and well worth a visit for the history of Black Country canals and mining. Made to feel very welcome have a go at pushing the barge with your feet. Extremely easy to embark and disembark the barge. Great little cafe for a warming tea or coffee as it can get a little chilly in the... More 

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Leicester
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Despite having booked afternoon tea and a boat ride for my elderly parents, I arrived with parents in tow to be told the cafe had closed but we could have our afternoon tea in a bag! The boat we had booked would be one hour later, when I asked what were we supposed to do for one hour when we... More 

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Dudley T, Guest Relations Manager at Dudley Canal Trust Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review of our attraction. We're sorry that you felt you had an inadequate experience with us. Unfortunately on the day in question you arrived after your booked boat had already departed, which is why the catering facility was also closed. Our staff did offer you various alternatives despite the time, including a hot drink and... More 

midlands
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Booked a deal off Groupon, five pounds per person. Greeted by friendly staff especially Melvyn our guide and the tea and muffin lady!! Travelled under Dudley on a barge into the honeycomb of caves whilst listening to the stories of workers and their families from a time gone bye! 'Enjoyed a taste of legging' not compulsory, but a bit of... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had a beautiful trip through the Dudley limestone tunnels on Sunday a wonderful experience,the guide that took us through was very informative pointing out some of the fossils in the walls,and the history of the tunnels

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Romsley, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Went on an Amazon voucher for 45min trip with cream tea. It turned out to be a great time. Lovely tea before the trip and super barge trip through the tunnels Very informative and enjoyable.

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Address: Birmingham New Road, Dudley DY1 4SB, England
Phone Number: +44 121 557 6265
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Dudley
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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