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Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:00
Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Well worth the tunnel trip

The tunnel trip was worth doing. The canal boat takes you on a short trip into the longest, deepest... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Lots to see and do

Standedge tunnel is the longest canal tunnelbin Britain. The most unbelievable thing is it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Huddersfield, 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...more
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Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ, England
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skilli15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The towpath walk from Marsden Station to Standedge is brilliant. Great experience and is only spoilt by trains rushing past occasionally.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 2 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter e
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mason198517
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IMPartialDevon
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FarAway815715
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

A venue with a difference. Children’s soft play area, narrow boat travel to venue. A day to remember.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jii001
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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22 July 2018|
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Response from JohnA1943 | Reviewed this property |
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
5 May 2018|
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.