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Lovely visit

We visited here as we were staying local in Dovestone. It’s a lovely place, we had a ride on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Perect afternoon out

This is the perfect afternoon out if you want a relaxing walk in lovely scenery. You can take a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joanne R
Mirfield, United Kingdom
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“canal side”(9 reviews)
A unique spot in the heart of the Pennine countryside, Standedge Tunnel is the longest canal tunnel in Britain and makes a perfect family day out. As one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways visitors can explore deep into the tunnel on one of the...more
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Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here as we were staying local in Dovestone. It’s a lovely place, we had a ride on the canal boat ride which the children loved and then we walked over and they had a little play in the soft play and also they...More

Thank BB0602
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the perfect afternoon out if you want a relaxing walk in lovely scenery. You can take a boat trip up the canal at certain times and there is a lovely coffee shop with seating just before the tunnel mouth.

Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 5 year old was a little scared of going into the tunnel, so just booked the 30 minute trip. Well worth the money, all 3 children and 2 adults thoroughly enjoyed the ride, the museum and play area. Great wallk along the canal path,...More

Thank fovantmum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just wandering looking for something to do when we came across this attraction. Visitor centre was basically a kids club but the actual tunnel boat ride was incredible. Run by two very knowledgeable and entertaining volunteers, one of them - the oldest apprentice on the...More

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem in Marsden. Great choice of reasonably priced food. Great outdoor seating by the canal. I love the chicken salad washed down with a glass of cider. I highly recommend this café!

Thank Riversidegirl571
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of performing at the Stanedge Tunnel Visitors Centre and had to review this venue as a perfect location for a wedding. Not only is the venue superbly catered for, the surrounding area wonderfully picturesque, but the staff were incredibly friendly, helpful, efficient...More

Thank Dominic B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't get more authentic than this.Excellent place to visit at the last stop before Manchester.

Thank test400
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with family who are very interested in industrial archaeology and canals. We opted for meeting at the Visitor Centre, having a 5-mile guided National Trust walk over the top of the tunnel, then boating back through. Although we had pre-booked, it took the...More

Thank Juliav50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a friend's wedding and everything was perfect. First class location with great staff. Highly recommended.

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place. Super friendly staff on the canal boat trip. Book your ticket as soon as you arrive as the boat fills up quickly. Nice cafe. Reasonable prices.

Thank MaryEastAnglia
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22 July 2018|
Response from JohnA1943 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about trips but feel that a short trip is the best if you have claustrophobia. It is over 3 miles long and has a low roof which was necessary to be able to propel a barge along the canal. You will see how this... More
5 May 2018|
Response from david1ziva | Reviewed this property |
You can just turn up if you are going on the trip boat. If you are on a canal boat and want to go all the way through you need to book.