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Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ, England
+44 1484 844298
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Beautiful Wedding Venue

We held our wedding at the Visitor’s Centre and oh my word, it was magical. The room is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca P
via mobile

Bought trip on the boat as birthday present but before that enjoyed the walk along the banks to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jill B
Colchester, 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 good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ, England
+44 1484 844298
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We held our wedding at the Visitor’s Centre and oh my word, it was magical. The room is beautiful, and so flexible. The team is so supportive and want to do everything they can to give you the day you dream of. Nothing was too...More

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought trip on the boat as birthday present but before that enjoyed the walk along the banks to the tunnel . We visited the Centre and enjoyed some refreshments. The boat tour would not do for someone who suffered from claustrophobia but gave a very...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really interesting time visiting this gem of a place on a wet afternoon. The Exhibition Centre was full of fascinating facts incorporating a great indoor and outdoor playarea for the kids to let off some steam! We did the short canal ride into...More

Thank Sonya S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a cold and wet October day,and we was stood waiting to get on this barge to enter a tunnel ! It was brilliant i've never been so intrigued or fascinated, we only did the short trip but we learnt so much the gentleman...More

Thank DazProv
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Initially had been on a short half hour trip in the tunnel then decided to do the full length of the tunnel - just over 2 hours - a couple of months later. Went from Diggle to Marsden underneath the Pennine countryside. Considering the tunnel...More

Thank 213maureenb
Reviewed 10 October 2017

It is probably a bit patronising to marvel at the achievement of this amazing piece of engineering but considering that it was built over 200 years ago entirely by hand without the aid of any lighting other than candles, you really have to agree that...More

Thank Ewingston
Reviewed 7 October 2017

My wife and I were in the Marsden area and we decided to have a visit to Standedge Tunnel and visitors centre. We had a bit of time on our hands so we decided to have refreshments from the cafe. These were well priced and...More

1  Thank barrieshepherd
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My favorite place in Marsden. Always enjoy a great cup of tea or coffee and food they serve is delicious. It's Never too busy and have a wonderful service with every visit. Would definitely recommend to everyone! Always enjoy this place in my lovely Marsden!

Thank Hot G
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I didn’t quite know what to expect but it was such a fun little trip with really friendly staff and interesting little chats about how the canals and tunnels were used makes this a lovely way to spend a few hours! The helmets add a...More

Thank Carni L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had a fabulous trip through the tunnel (Diggle to Marsden) - excellent information from our on-board expert gave us a real sense of the immense endeavour that was required to build the tunnel. A really unusual and fascinating trip, and with good tea and...More

Thank Sarah M
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Margaret A
30 April 2017|
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Response from MrsES2012 | Reviewed this property |
canalrivertrust org uk Is the website , times maybe different for bank holiday, I would suggest calling before travelling there.
29 August 2016|
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Response from Andrea C | Reviewed this property |
the parking is free and we did the trip we did was the short trip and not the one going through the tunnel. It was £5 per adult there are concessions for children and the elderly. 0 seconds ago
Dave B
21 September 2015|
Response from EllenStandedge | Property representative |
Hi there, we do run the trip all the way through the tunnel but unfortunately these are fully booked for the remainder of the season (they get booked up very quickly!). They will begin again around April time next year, you... More