Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines (Dudley) Reviews
Description:Dudley Borough has 3 main canals (Dudley No 1, Dudley No 2 and Stourbridge) with a number of smaller arms and ... more
Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines (Dudley) ... extensions (Stourbridge Arm, Lapal Canal, Fens Branch). The canals of the former areas of South Staffordshire and North Worcestershire were fundamental to the industrial revolution and the creation of the manufacturing heartland of the Black Country. Providing a stunning 'green corridor' through the predominantly urban landscape, the canal network today attracts boat visitors, walkers, cyclists, anglers, wildlife enthusiasts and lovers of beautiful countryside. There are many 'must-see' places along Dudley's canals offering a fascinating insight into the history of the area and the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The Black Country canals include a fascinating network of junctions and branches. There is a wealth of features of interest to canal enthusiasts and industrial archaeologists: locks, bridges and warehouses. Commercial carrying has long since gone from these waters leaving them to be enjoyed by walkers and boaters. The scenery varies from industrial sections to surprisingly secluded rural lengths.
Newest Review: ... out first tunnel, which was very dark and full of spiders! The brick walls were covered in calcite deposists and there were even some small stalagtites hanging from the celing. The tunnel was very drippy and the guide warned us not to look up! After exiting the tunnel, we came to an area that was like something out of Jurassic park. A small opening was surrounded by hanging ivy, which swayed ... more
Customer Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines (Dudley) Reviews (3)
by - written on 27/10/12 (Very useful, 94 readings)
Dudley Canal Tunnels is a standalone attraction which can be reached via its own entrance, or alternatively, is also accessible from the Black Country Museum in Dudley. We were visiting the Black country museum on a day out and decided to try out the canal trip as it was something we hadn't done before. The Dudley canal trust is a charity that aims to keep the original tunnels and mines open to the public, as well as giving informative talks about the history of the area. At the moment, the entrance is a glorified tent, with a little burger stand and some tables for visitors to sit whilst waiting for the boats. There is also a little visitor shop, with all ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/10/09 (Very useful, 182 readings)
We went on a barge trip through the Dudley Canal Tunnels and through to the limestone mines in the summer and even though I thought it wasn't going to be the sort of thing I'd enjoy I had a right laugh. You buy your ticket that costs about £9.00 for an adult and wait for your barge to arrive. There was a bit of a wait for us because it was a hot day and there was loads of people so they filled up 2 barges before it was time for us to get on one. That was ok though because it was nice to sit by the canal while we were waiting and there's a little gift shop and somewhere to get an ice cream so I didn't care about the hours wait. When you get on the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/10/06 (Very useful, 2090 readings)
Birmingham and the Black Country are a maze of canals, itís widely rumoured that we have more miles of water than Venice although Iím not sure if thatís ever been proved or is just barmy local pride! Even though Iíve sat beside the canal thousands of times while Markís been fishing Iíve never actually been on the water or really taken much notice of the history behind this massive waterway. Watching Central News a few months ago I saw that trips on a barge through some of the many tunnels are available, this information was filed in the section of my brain reserved for Ďthings to do when the kids are boredí and today they were bored. The trips run ... Read the complete review
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