Tar Tunnel

Coalport High Street, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7HT
34 Coalport High Street Coalport England TF8 7HT GB

Amongst the more curious tourist attractions is the Tar Tunnel, near Ironbridge, Shropshire where miners digging in 1787 struck a spring of natural bitumen, a black treacle-like substance.

It was turned into pitch, lamp black and rheumatics remedies. Now you can walk along this brick-lined tunnel where the bitumen still oozes through the walls. Don’t forget to pick up your hard hat on the way in.

Opening Times: From Mid March until early November, please check their website as times do vary.

Photo Credits: © Copyright Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

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