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Dudley Canal Trust Trips

Birmingham New Road, Dudley DY1 4SB, England
+44 121 557 6265
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Ranked #1 of 5 Activities in Dudley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: See the network of underground canal routes that helped form the industrial Black Country and marvel at the fantastic Limestone Caverns. Enjoy a... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Henlow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

As I was staying in the Black Country for 2 weeks we decided to visit this attraction and we weren't disappointed at all ! The price was really good considering we had a lovely tour on a barge through the canals and mines with a really friendly tour guide, who u could tell really loved his job. The tour lasted... More

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went on a trip to the black country museum it was 20 pounds for a family of 4 for a 45 minute trip. We all enjoyed it and there was plenty to see you can even try logging which is great fun. Well worth the money.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

An hour or so spent re-living the history of the canals, mining and Black Country folk. The guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Whilst there is a separate charge for the trip, it is money well-spent and all profits go to the work that the Trust does. Recommended.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went on the 2 hour trip which was a fantastic experience. The guide was really informative and knowledgeable and the staff very friendly. We learnt so much about the tunnels and the canal. We've lived in the area for years but we didn't realise there was so much going on under Dudley!! A really fun day out for all... More

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Villereal, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The canal tunnels are a real 'Who'd have thought it' when visiting the Black Country Museum offering a glimpse into the harsh realities of working life in the mid 18th century. The trip lasts some forty five minutes with an interesting and informative narrative as to how and why the tunnels were constructed as well as an excellent geology lesson!... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Visited here as part of a day out to the Black Country Museum (separate attraction). It was an informative trip along the canals which run under Dudley learning about the mining and work which used to take place in the area. The guide was friendly and entertaining to listen to and obviously had a passion for canals and his job.... More

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Every time we visit the Black Country Museum we make sure we go on the canal trip. It's separate from the museum so there is a extra charge, around £6.00 for adults for trip lasting around 45 minutes. We always find the ride interesting and informative. Unbelievable that these water ways and massive caves and caverns are underneath the streets... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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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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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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