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Worth a climb

Only open occasionally, but I went one Sunday and very much enjoyed the view from the top. Quite a... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
M F
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Finally made it to the top!

At the age 71 I finally made it to Wainhouse Tower - our local famous folly that I had seen... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Christine R
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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Only open occasionally, but I went one Sunday and very much enjoyed the view from the top. Quite a climb - lots of narrow stairs - probably not great if you are infirm or unfit.

Thank M F
Reviewed 28 August 2018

At the age 71 I finally made it to Wainhouse Tower - our local famous folly that I had seen whenever I came to Halifax but had never visited. Unfortunately it's only open on Bank Holidays so when something rang a bell today I came...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Even on a cloudy day the views from all round are amazing! I'd like to go again on a sunny day (but will have to wait until next year as it's only open on bank holidays!). I'm not keen on heights but was definitely worth...More

Thank Amydoodah
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband took our 4 week old son up the tower, the winding staircase is narrow but there are plenty of passing places. Entry is very very reasonable, only £3 each! With the opportunity to purchase a certificate when you get back down...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 10 August 2018

If climbing a lot of steps is ok for you , then worth a visit for the view. Needs to be on a clear wind free day or you may feel like you will be blown away

Thank franclarke1967
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This folly has a most dramatic position and truly dominates the skyline in all directions if you are not glued to your I phone. I would shoot up this when it is open given the chance though the combination of opening dates and a clear...More

Thank R N
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Although it's not easy to get there (and a lack of signposts doesn't help), this is a remarkable structure and you can't miss it when driving into Halifax from the west. It's open on Bank Holidays (although my days of climbing 402 steps is long...More

Thank TimJ1893
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is the tallest folly in the world well worth a visit.you can see the top of it from the road above or walk down a short track and see all of it.we were told that it is open on certain days and you can...More

Thank Pippa C
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I was driving through Halifax and saw the tower. The building can be seen from a great distance. Sadly the tower wasn’t open when I visited, but it’s still worth going to see. It has lovely architectural features near the top.You get fantastic views, of...More

Thank gothicwax
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Up, up and away. A heck of climb up a narrow staircase, but very worth the trip - what a view. Sadly we visited on a rather damp day, but even so...

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Sharon A
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Response from teamenglish | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't take my dog up it, there's not much passing room for people so it'd probably be a problem
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Marie M
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A local dog Walker said it is open on Bank Holiday Mondays only.
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