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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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See the network of underground canal routes that helped form the industrial...

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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if you have never been before you must go if your days are busy you must go if your life is running way to fast you must go.... any of the above and 50 other reasons you... read more

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Brierley Hill, England, United Kingdom
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Brierley Hill, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you have never been before you must go if your days are busy you must go if your life is running way to fast you must go.... any of the above and 50 other reasons you must go... the Canal takes you back to a much quieter time you get to see everything you miss when whizzing past in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On arrival at this new building we had a look at a very interesting exhibition on the history of the Dudley canal and mines. We then went on a 45 minute tour in the narrowboat. Paul was hilarious in his talk and gave us lots of further information regarding the tunnels. Who knows about the hanging gardens of Dudley? The... More 

Thank Richard T
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on the first day of the season for the 12 noon boat. There were only the two of us but the 40 minute trip still went ahead and was wonderful. Our boat guide was both friendly and knowledgeable and conducted our tour in a professional manner. The experience was superb. To see inside those narrow tunnels and soak... More 

Thank Faigs I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun experience even in the pouring rain. Grotto in the cave looked really good and presents for children were very good. All over an enjoyable event and good value for money. Suitable for all ages my 8 year old daughter loved it equally my teenage daughter and grandma enjoyed the boat trip as well.

Thank KirstEngland
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Even though I am a local, I underestimated what was beneath us in those tunnels and its history. The tour master was entertaining and the tunnel tour was interesting somewhat, however the unexpected climax was the vast space and picture show/projection. It has such a mysterious aura around it. We throughly enjoyed this unexpected eventful tour.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went on the Santa/pantomime trip into the caverns and although we had heard good things from friends and read the favourable reviews on here, it still significantly surpassed our expectations. The centre itself is really nice and although we didn't use the café/restaurant, (had booked into a local pub for lunch), it looked excellent, so may well stop there next... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went last year to visit Santa through the tunnels. Was a magical experience and our captain was full of joy and made us laugh all the way around. Little show at the end of the journey and a visit from the big man then back to the cafe for a hot drink and mince pie.

Thank NieceyNoo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

What an enjoyable afternoon we had here on Saturday 12th December. Started off with a lovely pork bap, hot chocolate and a slice of cake from the new restaurant and then onto the tunnels. The kids were a bit apprehensive to begin with but soon got into the swing of things jeering and shouting in the panto and singing Christmas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Took our eight yr old son to see Santa and had a really good time.Boat was full with about fifty people and the staff really seem to enjoy their jobs which gives it a personal touch. trip lasts about an hour and there is plenty of parking and a restuarant on site. Well worth a visit.Santa comes on board the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We visited at 12 noon on a Friday in December. Had a 60 seat barge to ourselves!! Our guide was very informative and not at all dull or boring. The trip involves a barge ride through tunnels and mines. A hard hat is essential but large sizes seem in short supply! The trip provides an insight into the history of... More 

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