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Dudley Canal Trust Trips

Birmingham New Road, Dudley DY1 4SB, England
0121 557 6265
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Ranked #1 of 5 Activities in Dudley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went on the canal boat trip from Parkhead Basin to Dudley through the Dudley Tunnel today as a present for my husbands 65th birthday. Having lived locally all our lives we really had no idea of the amazing canal network beneath! The workmanship gives food for thought when we were told how the tunnels were constructed, and children as young... More

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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64 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After growing up in the locality and returning for a visit to family I decided to go for a ride through the canals. I was not disappointed. I plumped for the 2hour tour. The commentary was very good and it was very interesting to learn about the history of the canal tunnels and how hard the Canal Trust have worked... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We did the 6 hour trip which went through 2 tunnels and 2 flights of locks.We absolutely loved it!! Our guide/boat driver was very knowledgable and interesting. During the 1/2 hour comfort break, you moor up outside a small volunteer run tea room, which serves tea/coffee and snacks ( good idea to bring a packed lunch). The only con really... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Went on one of the canal boats today while visiting the Black Country living museum and it was amazing! The trip lasts about 45 minutes and takes you into the tunnels on the canal (tunnels I didn't even know existed!!!) the guides are knowledgable and friendly and made the tour really interesting. There is even a video show half way... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had a fantastic trip thanks to Autism West Midlands and the volunteers who navigate the tunnels! One tunnel is two miles long and the sights under ground and above are amazing! Limestone caves in the Black Country something I never knew! Our children had a go at tredding or moving the boat with their feet! Long trips underground may not... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We took a lovely canal boat trip from the Dudley Canal Trust situated on the Birmingham Road and had a brilliant couple of hours. It is absolutely amazing what is underneath your feet and you don't even know it. The mines and tunnels were absolutely fascinating and in places was a bit emotional when you consider the conditions the people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The boat trip at Black Country museum is a must when you go. It is an additionnal £9 but well worth it as you have a nice little trip on a boat down the tunnels and then to the main cavern which is very pretty. Me and my 3 friends thoroughly enjoyed this trip and in particular liked seeing the... More

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Oxfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I saw this advertised at the Black Country Living Museum (it's actually in their grounds) and thought that it was a unique thing to do on a day out. We paid the £6.20 each extra and were given a hard hat and got our seat in the narrow boat. It is basically a 45 minute long tour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth the money. An inciteful trip right on your own doorstep. Canals are kept lovely and the volunteers so friendly and a lovely cuppa in the warm at bumble hole afterwards.

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

Thanks for the lovely review! We're pleased you like coming to us, we hope to see you again soon! More

up in the north tha' knows
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a fantastic trip along the canal with a bvery informative guide. Well worth going on. I would like to do the 6 hour one next!

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

We're glad you had such a great day with us. Our six hour trips are very popular and book up early, so have a look at our website for our 2015 dates. Thanks for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We hope to see you again soon! More

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