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Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ, England
+44 1484 844298
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Pleasent walk along the canel side

fair to say when the sun is out on a pleasant weekend afternoon a stroll along the canal taking in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Excellent afternoon out!

Following a short and pleasant walk along the canal towpath our first port of call was the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, 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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ, England
+44 1484 844298
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Reviewed 6 days ago

fair to say when the sun is out on a pleasant weekend afternoon a stroll along the canal taking in the surrounding area in is worthwile. visitor centre informative free entry .. followed by a walk to the canal tunnel where you can take a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Following a short and pleasant walk along the canal towpath our first port of call was the Watersedge Cafe. Two excellent bacon butties later I embarked on the short tunnel trip which was extremely interesting and informative (guided by Fred and skippered by Stephen). My...More

Thank SteveKershaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as part of a hike to Huddersfield along the canal and it is so beautiful here. We went on a boat trip into the tunnel which we would recommend. The commentary was so interesting and it is fascinating if you like history....More

Thank AdrianH1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb trip through the tunnel to the Diggle portal. Thought I would be claustrophobic but it was so interesting and very reassuring to know there was a shadow vehicle in the disused railway tunnel watching our every move. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the guide...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day out, but be warned it does get cold if you go in the tunnels. It is also a long walk from the car park.

Thank pildyboys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place with a real sense of history in a beautiful location. The tunnel itself is an amazing feat of engineering. And makes you think of the navvies that worked to build it. There is an interesting visitor centre. And a superb cafe.

Thank joseph850
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 4.5 mile conducted walk on Saddleworth moor above the tunnel.Followed by a 2 hour trip through the tunnel in the canal boat. All very interesting if you like that sort of thing.

Thank IreneLysons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marsden will be a surprise package for any visitor coming to this town. Great brewery pub. Great ice cream parlour. Great walks. Today went on a 30 min canal trip through the Standedge Tunnel. Felt privileged to listen to the excellent down to earth tour...More

Thank AndyP1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It helps if the weather is good as the café is very nice outside. The trip in the tunnel was different but when they turned the lights off a few people got panicky. The guide was very good and gave a lot of information

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the railway station it is a short walk along the towpath to the tunnel. There is a little cafe and shop. There you can buy tickets for a short or 2 hour trip through the tunnel. We took the short boat ride which took...More

Thank hayley s
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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