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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.

Boat Trips

30 min daily trips
Adult £5.00
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

Steam Extravaganza

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.