Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre
Standedge Tunnel occupies a unique spot in the heart of the Pennine countryside. More importantly, it is the longest canal tunnel in Britain and makes a perfect family day out in Yorkshire.
Now open for the 2013 season!
As one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways, visitors can explore deep into this marvelous Yorkshire attraction on one of the family friendly guided boat trips, stop for a bite to eat in the cafe and let kids jump, climb and explore our playground and wildlife garden.
Entry is free into Standedge Tunnel, although a charge does apply for the boat trip.
We're very sorry to announce that, due to problems with one of our boats, our through boat trips are currently suspended until further notice. The short boat trips are running as usual.
We will update this information as soon as the situation changes. Our Visitor Centre and Cafe still look forward to welcoming all visitors and will be open as usual.
Are you a boater?
If you would like to take your own boat through Standedge Tunnel please take a look at how to book your passage.
You can also download our Boaters Guidelines for Standedge Tunnel.
Did you know?
- At 3.25 miles long, Standedge is Britain's longest canal tunnel
- Opened in April 1811, Standedge Tunnel is over 200 years old
- Typical cargos through the tunnel included wool, coal and horse manure!
- Before diesel power, boats were legged through the tunnel