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Wainhouse Tower

King Cross, Halifax, England
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Room with a view

Up, up and away. A heck of climb up a narrow staircase, but very worth the trip - what a view... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
fidodog_simmons
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Coalville
Tallest folly in the world!!

A significant landmark at 275 ft high. Originally started as a chimney and named after the mill... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
jandlUk
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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King Cross, Halifax, England
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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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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A significant landmark at 275 ft high. Originally started as a chimney and named after the mill owner of 150 years ago. An octagonal stone edifice with stylish top. Limited public access, but the 403 steps can be climbed on Bank Holidays. World record holder!!!

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Yeah, it was ok. Lot of hard work getting up the stairs, not very clean and passing others coming the other way was awkward at times. The view was good but as it only opens a few times a year it was pretty crowded so...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Wainhouse is our family name so this was a must see visit on our UK trip. Having a private viewing was really special as we were able to go up to the very top. The views were spectacular. Our guide Shane had very valuable historic...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you manage to climb Wainhouse Tower on one of the days it is open to the public, you will not be disappointed! Great views over the surrounding area of Halifax

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely place is wainhouse tower situated near sowerby bridge. Within a quiet peaceful area onlybdown fall is all the steps by time you reach the top your shattered. However for those with plenty of stamina its worth the beautiful view of all the hills and...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great family hour out with amazing views and a bit of exercise thrown in... Would highly recommend when they have an open day.

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Ace asset to the Halifax skyline. Go up if only once the view is terrific and the climb to the top will get that lactate in your thighs going.

Thank Roger N
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

253 ft high finished in 1875 and now owned by Caulderdale Council who do not seem to think of this monument as being anything special as it is difficult to find and there is no information plaque at its base.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We we're lucky enough to have good weather on one of the rare days the tower was open.... Fantastic views

Thank Caroline S
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Sharon A
8 October 2017|
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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
11 February 2016|
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Response from Corinne B |
A local dog Walker said it is open on Bank Holiday Mondays only.
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