Trust wins award for third year running

Published: Wednesday, 20 February 2019

DUDLEY Canal & Tunnel Trust has won a special national tourism award for the third year running.

The trust that operates sightseeing in the limestone mines of the canal tunnel has again won a ‘Best Told Story’ honour in VisitEngland’s ‘Attractions Accolades’, Alan Tilbury reports.

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The awards celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction industry, the attractions judged on the outstanding experiences they provide, highlighting all aspects of the visitor experience from story-telling to food and drink and customer service.

It operates regular guided boat trips through the tunnels, lifelike reconstructions and music and light shows, with the trust’s Chief Executive Officer Traci Dix-Williams telling:

“This is the third year on the trot we’ve won this award which is amazing and we are really pleased.

“I think it comes down to the fact we take people into an environment they don’t normally see and it creates a sense of another time and place. I think our success comes from the fact that there are so many stories associated with this area.”