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Tar Tunnel

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The Tar Tunnel

    • Amongst the oldest tourist attractions in the Ironbridge Gorge is the Tar Tunnel, where miners digging in 1787 struck a spring of natural bitumen, a black treacle-like substance. The eerie brick-lined tunnel was a great curiosity in the eighteenth century and bitumen still oozes from its walls today. Do you dare to walk its 100 yard length - even with the hard hat supplied?
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