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News article created on 3 October 2013

Longer boat trips at Standedge Tunnel

Visitors to Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre can now take longer boat trips into the famous tunnel.

The new 50 minute trips not only offer a thrilling experience but also an educational one James Dean, visitor centre manager

From 1 October, the 11am and 2pm daily tunnel boat trips on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Standedge will be 50 minutes long, going a further 500 metres into the tunnel - doubling the length of tunnel that visitors are usually able to see. The normal 30 minute short trips will continue to run at 12pm, 1pm and 3pm daily.

Standedge Tunnel is the longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel in the country, and the 50 minute trip will show visitors unlined sections and give a more detailed insight into how the tunnel was constructed over 200 years ago.

James Dean, visitor centre manager for Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre, said: “The new 50 minute trips not only offer a thrilling experience but also an educational one, as visitors will learn the history of the tunnel – why it was built and its different uses from its start through to the present day, as well as having the opportunity to see it up close.”

Visit Standedge Tunnel

The cost of the new trips will be £8 for adults and £6 concessions. For those of a more adventurous nature, a one way trip all the way through the tunnel is available to visitors on 19th October, 2nd November and 16th November.

For all the latest event information, trip booking and prices, visit the Standedge website or telephone 01484 844 298. The two shorter trips are available without booking. Standedge Tunnel will close for the winter period on 17 November 2013 and reopen in March 2014.