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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...more
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Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ, England
All reviews boat trip standedge tunnel canal towpath interesting trip full length minute trip industrial history railway station tow path pleasant walk interesting facts small cafe narrow boat play area buy tickets great place to visit two hours
The tunnel trip was worth doing. The canal boat takes you on a short trip into the longest, deepest canal tunnel in the country. Our guide was very knowledgable and made the trip very interesting.
The Visiro Centre was also worth a visit and gave...More
Standedge tunnel is the longest canal tunnelbin Britain. The most unbelievable thing is it was built without machinery. Much of the work was completed by workmen with picks , shovels and sweat .
You can ride through the tunnel on boat or barge. There are...More
A great little tourist attraction thats not offten mentioned.
Here you can go on a boat trip to see the tunnel and hear about its history , there is a very good free museum and tea shop as well .
I dont think this is...More
We went with family and two small children there is an excellent playpark and a small soft play in the museum which is free of charge. We got a lovely coffee from the cafe where the staff were helpful and friendly.
Took my grandchildren here for the afternoon,after a very informative canal trip into the tunnel, expertly guided by a member of staff , we had lunch on the bank of the canal. Afterwards they played on the park. Overall a lovely afternoon.
Visited with the family. Took the train to Marsden and followed the pleasant 15 minute towpath walk to the tunnel. Had a very good and reasonably priced lunch at the waterside cafe then spent time in the extremely informative visitor centre. That was followed by...More
Good experience, the visitor's centre is very informative and the canal boat trip into the tunnel is very interesting, good for all ages there were lot's of children who were having a great time, combined with a walk around Marsden where there are lot's of...More
Visited the rivers and canals trust at Standedge near Marsden, and it was during a wedding so no visitor centre visit possible , the canal trip was into and back out of the 3.4mile tunnel that usually takes 2 hours to travel through. In all...More
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I do not know about trips but feel that a short trip is the best if you have claustrophobia. It is over 3 miles long and has a low roof which was necessary to be able to propel a barge along the canal. You will see how this... More
I do not know about trips but feel that a short trip is the best if you have claustrophobia. It is over 3 miles long and has a low roof which was necessary to be able to propel a barge along the canal. You will see how this was done at the visitor centre.