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Group Visits, £3.50-£4.50

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Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre

Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre

Details

Standedge Tunnel is nearly 3 1/2 miles long, the highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel in the country. This is your chance to experience what it was like to go through the tunnel - without the hard work!

A glass-roofed boat travels into the first part of the tunnel, and with the help of a guide, you can learn about the trials and tribulations of the men responsible for this amazing feat of engineering.

In the free visitor centre you can discover more about the characters involved in the original idea, the local people who worked on it, and the goods which were transported from one side of the Pennines to the other. Enjoy some light refreshments at Tunnel End Cottages before heading off on one of the many local walks around the area or along the towpath, including the Standedge Trail and the Colne Valley circular.

With a whole host of events happening throughout the year, Standedge is the perfect choice for a day out.

30 minute boat trips run:
Monday to Friday 12:00 – 15:00
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 16:00
Adults (£4.50); Seniors (60+) & Students (£4); Child 5-15yrs (£3.50); 4 & under (Free);
Family Ticket (£14)


Through trips every other Saturday (2 hours)
Marsden to Diggle: 10:00
Diggle to Marsden: 13:00
Tickets are priced at £15 per person
Booking essential as places are limited.

Open seasonally Spring – Autumn

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

As one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways, 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 playgroud and wildlife garden.

Opening Details

Open all the time

30 minute boat trips run:
Monday to Friday 12:00 – 15:00
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

Through trips every other Saturday (2 hours)
Marsden to Diggle: 10:00
Diggle to Marsden: 13:00
Booking essential as places are limited.

Open seasonally Spring – Autumn

Prices

Adult £4.50
Child £3.50
Concession £4.00

Contact

Standedge Visitor Centre

01484 844298

Address

Tunnel End,
Waters Road,
Marsden,
HD7 6NQ

Location

Directions

See location of Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 040120  Lat: 53.60527 Long: -1.94077

By Road:
Follow the brown and white tourist signs from Marsden village centre, which if off the A62 between Huddersfield and Oldham. Park next to Marsden Railway Station and follow signs on towpath.

By Public Transport:
15 minute stroll down the towpath to the visitor centre. There are regular Transpennine services from York, Manchester and Liverpool.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Marsden station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

As one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways, 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 playgroud and wildlife garden.