It’s cold, dark and eerie and one of Yorkshire’s most unusual tourist attractions.
At 3.2 miles, Standedge Tunnel, at Marsden, near Huddersfield, remains the longest canal tunnel in the country over 200 years after it was built and now visitors can now take longer trips into the heart of the darkness.
Starting yesterday, (Oct 1) the 11am and 2pm daily tunnel boat trips on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Standedge will be 50 minutes long, going a further 500 metres into the tunnel - doubling the length that visitors are usually able to see. The normal 30 minute short trips will continue to run at noon, 1pm and 3pm daily. The 50 minute trip will give a more detailed insight into how the tunnel was constructed.