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Blisworth Tunnel

Planning your visit

Address: Blisworth, Northamptonshire

Price: Once you park up it's absolutely free

Toilets: At the Stoke Bruerne end there are toilets at the Canal Museum café.

Blisworth Tunnel is one of the longest in Britain. 3076 yards long and broad throughout - so that two narrowboats can pass - it is surpassed only by Standedge Tunnel (on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal) and Dudley Tunnel in the Black Country.

Great for

The Grand Union Canal here takes you through the lush fields and wide bridleways, it's said that ghosts haunt the dark tunnel under the hill, as many lives were lost throughout the building of the tunnel.

  • Walking
  • Wildlife spotting
  • The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne


The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne has great stories and memorabelia from the tunnel. And you can take a stroll us the towpath to the tunnel entrance.


  • Navigation

    Great food and drinks, complete with large outside patio and children's play area.

  • The Royal Oak


  • The Walnut Tree Inn

    Family run hotel and bar that offers fresh cooking and a well-stocked bar.


You may see:

  • Barn owl
  • Insects
  • Birds

There is the wonderful woodland walk on the Stoke Bruerne end as well as other nature trails and activities. See the Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne for things to do.