Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre

Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre

Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre review

The Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre are located near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. This is a unique spot in the heart of the Pennine countryside and Standedge Tunnel is the longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel in Britain.

Inside the visitor centre, there are displays that tell the story of the canal and the tunnel. Admission to the visitor centre is free, . Outdoors there is a wooden child-friendly assault course. There is also a Tunnel Edge Reservoir Nature trail.

A highlight to a visit to Tunnel End is a boat ride into the tunnel. The boat trips start from Tunnel End cottages and go into the tunnel mouth, these trips last around 30 minutes. The boats have been specially designed with glass roof panels. You can also book on trips all the way through which cost £35 per person. There may be an age restriction in place on the boat trips.

FAQ and Further Information Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Canalside visitor centre with indoor and outdoor play areas plus boat trips into the longest canal tunnel in Britain. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*free, and mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *free, – the visitor centre is free, to visit. There is a charge for day trips of £8 an adult, £6 children age 0-15. Family tickets are £24.

Is there parking?

The official car park is at Marsden train station – a 15-minute towpath walk to us. Charges may apply.

When are they open?

Opening days and times vary according to what you want to do. For up-to-date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are not permitted on their boats. The cafe, museum and outdoors are dog friendly.

Are they accessible?

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