Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre
Described as one of the seven wonders of the waterways, Standedge Tunnel is a feat of Victorian engineering. At 3,25 the tunnel is the longest in the British cnal network. It originally opened in April 1811 to ferry goods to and from the industrial cities in Yorkshire. Now you can visit and enter the tunnel on a narrow boat on regular 30 minute trips with experienced guides. Or for the more adventurous take a rip through the entire length of the tunnel.
The Standedge Visitor Centre, free to enter, explains more about the tunnels 200 year old history and the restoration project which revived the tunnel and the canal aorund Marsden. and the canal network.
In the area around the visitor centre is a nature trail, wildlife garden and children's play area. The Watersedge cafe provides tasty meals and snacks.
Visiting Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre
Opening Times & Prices
11am to 4pm Monday to Friday
10am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday
There is no charge to enter the visitor centre.
30 min daily trips
Child (5 to 15) £4.00
Under 5's free
2 hour Through trip
£20.00 per person not recommended for under 7's
Contact Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Waters Road, Marsden,
Website: Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre
Events at Standedge Tunnel
7th - 9th October
The Autumn Steam Spectacular will return for 2016 and we are delighted to finally welcome Southern Region Rebuilt ‘Battle of Britain’ class 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ to the Railway, courtesy of the Severn Valley Railway and Southern Locomotives Limited. Real ale trains, vintage coaches, Pullman breakfasts, good trains and more.