Glenfield Tunnel

Glenfield Tunnel Bill Pemberton

The Glenfield Tunnel - built in 1829 and the longest railway tunnel in the world when opened in 1832, was one of the world's first underground rail routes used by steam trains to carry coal from North West Leicestershire's pits to the city.

It shut in the 1960s when British Rail sold it to Leicester City Council for £5. The tunnel is now open to visit in selective months, 400 yards of the perfectly maintained tunnel can be explored.

Guided Tours 2022

Guided tours are now available on the following dates:

  • July 2
  • July 3
  • July 9
  • July 10
  • July 16
  • July 17
  • September 10
  • September 11
  • September 17
  • September 18

On all of the above days, the following time slots are available:

  • 10:00AM BST
  • 11:30AM BST
  • 14:00PM BST
  • 15:30PM BST

To book tickets and more, visit the LIHS website.