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Standedge Tunnel
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Standedge Tunnel

Looking for things to do with the family in West Yorkshire? Visit Standedge Tunnel and discover Britain's longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel.

Things to do

Have you ever stopped to think why the Huddersfield Narrow Canal engineers decided to tunnel in such an awkward place, how it helped to fuel canal mania and our Industrial Revolution, or what famous bit of slang it inspired that we still use today?

Step on board one of our family boat trips to explore deep beneath the beautiful Pennine countryside.

Enjoy a canalside stroll in stunning surroundings or follow the Admiral's Trail, and top it all off with tea and cake in The Watersedge Coffee House.

Planning your visit

All you need to know about visiting Standedge Tunnel.

  • Discovery Boat rides

    Friday: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm. Saturday: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm. Sunday: Every second Sunday

  • Prices

    Boat trip prices vary. Please note: we are a cashless venue.

  • Facilities & towpath

    Towpath near tunnel entrance may be slippery in wet or icy conditions.

  • Address

    Standedge Tunnel, Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 6NQ. Parking; HD7 6DH

  • Getting here

    Use postcode HD7 6DH for free parking at Marsden Station. 15 minute walk from here along the towpath. Disabled parking available at the visitor centre.

  • Contact details

    Phone: 03030 404040, or email [email protected]

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Travelers Choice 2023
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