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Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

Open Now: 10:30 - 16:00
Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Timeless gem

The towpath walk from Marsden Station to Standedge is brilliant. Great experience and is only... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tim R
via mobile
Standedge tunnel marsden

A great little tourist attraction thats not offten mentioned. Here you can go on a boat trip to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter e
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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All reviews boat trip standedge tunnel canal towpath interesting trip minute trip full length industrial history limited parking pleasant walk interesting facts tow path narrow boat buy tickets small cafe great place to visit soft play area two hours
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Peter e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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

Thank KTandPT1961
Reviewed 18 September 2018 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 18 September 2018

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
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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.