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Wainhouse Tower

King Cross, Halifax, England
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A beautiful sight

This folly has a most dramatic position and truly dominates the skyline in all directions if you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
R N
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Awesome building!

Although it's not easy to get there (and a lack of signposts doesn't help), this is a remarkable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim J
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King Cross, Halifax, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Tim J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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...

Thank fidodog_simmons
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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!!!

Thank jandlUk
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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

Thank Michelle W
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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

Thank Nigel C
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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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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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