Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre

A unique spot in the heart of the Pennine countryside, Standedge Tunnel is the longest canal tunnel in Britain and makes a perfect family day out. Visitors can explore deep into the tunnel 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.

Reopened in 2001 after a 20 year restoration programme, the Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre sits on the banks of the historic Huddersfield Narrow Canal, a waterway of startling contrasts from tranquil countryside to dramatic mills.Families can enjoy a 30 minute guided boat trip deep into the 3.25 mile tunnel, or, for the more adventurous, there is a trip all the way through the tunnel every other Saturday. One of our entertaining guides will thrill you with tales of the folk who designed, built and worked in the tunnel.

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