Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

Historic Site/Structure, Museum/Heritage/Gallery/Visitor Centre


Please note that the visitor centre and café will be closed for the winter until spring 2020.

Standedge Tunnel is Britain’s longest, deepest, highest canal tunnel nestled deep beneath the beautiful Pennie countryside.

Get your hard hats at the ready so you can explore in the tunnel. Step on board for a 30-minute boat trip through the 200-year-old tunnel where you can hear all the secrets and fascinating tales of the years gone by.

We bet you’ve never stopped to think about why the Huddersfield Narrow Canal engineers decided to construct in such an awkward place or what famous bit of slang was inspired that we still use today!

Leg it over to our visitors centre located in the old canal warehouse and learn the stories of folk that built and navigated this tremendous tunnel.

Feeling peckish? Why not visit 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.

If you still have time why not take a stroll around the Tunnel End Reservoir Nature Trail

It’s one of the seven wonders of the waterways and a great family day out. Tick it off your bucket list today.


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


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  • Wi-fi
  • Pets Accepted
  • Cycling Friendly
  • Child Friendly
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