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Address: High Street, Ironbridge Gorge TF87HT, England
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we liked this. quirky history, may be 'just a tunnel' but def worth a peep! the initial bit is low, but luckily further on could walk normally. there is still some tar oozing out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2015
HappyHEmum
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

we liked this. quirky history, may be 'just a tunnel' but def worth a peep! the initial bit is low, but luckily further on could walk normally. there is still some tar oozing out of walls.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

This can be a little hard to find after leaving the Coalport China Museum but do persist in finding it along the canal bank. Being able to walk inside the hill along the brick lined tunnels was an awe inspiring experience and then being able to see the tar pools off to each side

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

Although not one of the hugest of the Ironbridge Museums, this was a real treat, to be able to walk along a tunnel unescorted and observe the sight of bitumen oozing from the walls. Handed a helmet and handout we spent an interesting 15 minutes wandering along the tunnel looking into the tar pits and learning about the tunnels history.... More 

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Thank BargeeGirl
Bolton, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

We were intrigued by the tar tunnel so on a very wet day we went to visit, it's a tiny entrance to a small shop reception area, the lady was lovely, we got our hard hats and went in, not guided but you are given an information sheet did enjoy but only takes about ten mins to do.

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Thank JulieandMark9-10-11
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

only takes about 15 minutes to see this attraction but well worth the visit as never heard of it before and now have the extra knowledge

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Thank Glenda H
Worcester, UK
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153 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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513 reviews
211 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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Thank PebbleL
Andover, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
81 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank John C
Northwich, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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