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Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ, England
+44 1484 844298
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Had our wedding reception at this fantastic location. The venue was ideal on a summers evening... read more

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billycarruthers100
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Tunnel and hike

My husband and I spent a day visiting the centre. We parked at the station as parking is limited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vbeaver2017
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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A unique spot in the heart of the Pennine countryside, Standedge Tunnel is the longest canal tunnel in Britain and makes a perfect family day out. As one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways visitors can explore deep into the tunnel on one of the family friendly guided boat trips, stop for a bite to eat in the cafe and let the kids jump, climb and explore around our playground and wildlife garden.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (47 reviews)
“canal towpath” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ, England
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+44 1484 844298
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"boat trip"
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"standedge tunnel"
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"canal towpath"
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"industrial history"
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"interesting trip"
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"full length"
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"minute trip"
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"civil engineering"
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"interesting facts"
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"buy tickets"
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"pleasant walk"
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"small cafe"
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"great place to visit"
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"tow path"
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"two hours"
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"soft play area"
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"narrow boat"
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Reviewed yesterday

Had our wedding reception at this fantastic location. The venue was ideal on a summers evening, beautifully laid out and with loads to keeps the kids amused. The staff were outstanding, from the beginning to the end.

Thank billycarruthers100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a day visiting the centre. We parked at the station as parking is limited and enjoyed the walk along the tow path. Being claustrophobic, I declined the offer to travel through the tunnel by boat, which my husband chose to...More

Thank vbeaver2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very good cafe excellent the ride through to middle of tunnel is exciting new when they put out the lights it shows what hardships were like when boats had to be legged through

Thank baza111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived from Teesside after checking the website last Saturday. Totally wasted visit as the exhibition centre was closed for a wedding. The volunteer was struggling to get people to join as friends of the tunnel. Obviously the CRT can't even be bothered to put a...More

Thank Mr W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a visit to Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre (near Marsden) this afternoon. This is a fascinating place, set high in the hills of the Pennines, adjacent to the main railway line from Leeds to Manchester. The well kept site includes a Visitor Centre, which...More

1  Thank Martin D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There Standedge tunnel designed and build by Thomas Telford, the string of very narrow locks, it will be tricky to navigate through them. Also the wonderful Uppermill viaduct. Makes for a great relaxing walk and slow down from all the stresses of life. Well worth...More

Thank odedkuschy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As well as being a beautiful little spot and if you are interested in canal history and it's hard not to be as it's such a dominant part of industrial history in this area, then it's a must. The on-site museum is fascinating - not...More

Thank neildavy61
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice venue in a very good location. Wedding held there went very well and guests enjoyed it. Food very average for mass catering but did the job. Staff don't understand that when you are provided with cream for a pot of tea it will curdle,...More

2  Thank Hessle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came from France for a visit to the area. Spent much of time walking canals (brilliant). The low spot of the week was the closure of the visitor centre ... for a WEDDING. No advance warning, no apologies. The Trust that runs it needs to...More

3  Thank jobo49
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

we arrived at the museum visitor centre.2 minutes into our visit we were very rudely told by a waiter from the restaurant that he had been sent to "get rid" of everyone as there was a wedding upstairs. There were two other families in and...More

1  Thank claire77powell
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racrob76
5 May 2018|
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Response from david1ziva | Reviewed this property |
You can just turn up if you are going on the trip boat. If you are on a canal boat and want to go all the way through you need to book.
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