Tours carve their way through an interwoven network of basins, junctions and limestone tunnels which stretch over 2,000 yards. During the 45-minute trip, video and waxwork displays will demonstrate the vital role the Black Country limestone played in the industrial revolution. Canal cruisers of two adults (usually £11.98) or two adults and two children (£19.45) will drift through the Lord Wards, Little Tess and Hurst caverns, and gaze up at the stalactites as they embrace the art of legging — propelling the barge through tights spaces by foot.
Choose from the following options for a canal tour:
£6 for two adults (50% off)
£9 for two adults and two children (54% off)
Guiding groups through a network of hidden waterways, Dudley Canal Trust brings history to life with videos, lifelike reconstructions, and impressive sound and lighting displays. The array of tours include 45-minute and two-hour jaunts through Dudley's tunnels, as well as three-hour expeditions to Netherton's tunnels and landscaped man-made lake, while a six-hour tour covers both location's sights. A gift shop and ice cream parlour cater for mementoes and refreshments, while corporate days, special seasonal events for all ages and weddings are also regularly held.
Dudley Canal Trust earned a buoyant 4.5/5 stars from TripAdvisor users, and holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Reviewers appreciated the varied sights, and particularly liked travelling through the tunnels. The engaging and enthusiastic guides and their local history anecdotes also met praise.
Details verified 05/08/2013.
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97% of 174 customers recommend
“We had a fantastic and fascinating tour. The Skipper was very informative and funny too. The cafe was lovely with a very helpful lady behind the counter. One thing...”
“We had a fantastic and fascinating tour. The Skipper was very informative and funny too. The cafe was lovely with a very helpful lady behind the counter. One thing I will say though was that the muffin was a little stale.”
“Nice new visitor centre, excellent cafe. Good value for money, very friendly st”
“It's amazing what is on your doorstep without you knowing it existed! A thoroughly enjoyable time.”