Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

Historic Site/Structure, Attraction, Natural Feature, Garden/Environmental Attraction, Food/Drink-Centred Attraction, Museum/Heritage/Gallery/Visitor Centre


Hard hats at the ready! Standedge Tunnel is Britain's longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel, hidden deep beneath the beautiful Pennine countryside. One of the seven wonders of our waterways, this must-see attraction is located in Marsden, a charming Yorkshire village.

A great day out for all the family, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Step on board for a 30-minute boat trip through the 200-year-old tunnel where you will hear all of the secrets and fascinating tales from times gone by.

Discover the history of Standedge in the visitor centre which is FREE to enter! Learn the stories of the folk that built and navigated this tremendous tunnel. Meanwhile, the kids will be kept occupied in the indoor soft play area AND outdoor adventure play area!

Feeling peckish? You’ll find the wonderful Watersedge Café in the old Tunnel End cottages. Enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake or visit for lunch on a lovely summer’s day by the canal. You may even see the resident ducks, Jemima and Duncan, float past the picnic tables.

Tick this one off your bucket list today…

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Type Price
Adult £5.50
5yrs-15yrs £4.50
Under 5s FREE
2 Adults, 2 Children £15.50
Concession £5
Groups (12 or more) Call for Prices

Opening Hours

Sun 09:30 17:00
Mon 09:30 16:00
Tue 09:30 16:00
Wed 09:30 16:00
Thu 09:30 16:00
Fri 09:30 16:00
Sat 09:30 17:00


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Pets Accepted
  • Cycling Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Card Payment
  • Booking Essential


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