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Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:00
Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Nice little trip

Good experience, the visitor's centre is very informative and the canal boat trip into the tunnel... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Wedding Receptions

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“canal towpath”(10 reviews)
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
+44 1484 844298
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank jii001
Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank KTandPT1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the boat trip through the tunnel and it was fantastic, guide told us all about it and saw the part where the ventilation and work shaft is, (with water teeming in) and back out to the cafe, great trip and great people

Thank frednufc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A easy walk along the canal from Marsden station and refreshments at this very interesting major engineering site with the highest, longest and deepest tunnel from a bygone age. Also a museum and a nature walk along the valley , not difficult.

Thank GS1706
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic walk from Slaithwaite to Marsden along the Canal, finally reaching the Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre. It was beautiful, with glorious sunshine watching the wildlife whilst getting a little needed exercise. Fantastic

Thank JacquiSh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a trip out to this lovely location with my grandson, nice walk down the canal from Marsden station then the highlight of the day out a trip down the tunnel on the longboat, great informative staff telling the story of the construction of the...More

Thank joe909
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 2 pensioners, our granddaughter aged 11, our friend and her daughter also 11, so a good range of ages. A day out in the school holidays. We travelled by car and parked in the car park at Marsden station which...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say ? Spend a wonderful day in the company of Captains Howard and Chris, Tunnel Commander and fisherman, and the very interesting and friendly Stuart. Amazing trip through the historic tunnel through the heart of the Pennines for 35 minutes and afterwards...More

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Leisurely walk down the canal towpath towards Slaithwaite and then booked on the first boat trip of the day. 30 minutes into the historic 5.2km tunnel was great value. Lunch at the cafe in the sunshine to end the trip. Under 5’s go fee but...More

Thank David L
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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.