We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
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
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
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Read all 74 reviews
All photos (34)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
King Cross, Halifax, England
Reviews (74)
Filter reviews
74 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews open to the public winding staircase passing places worth the trip few times sunny day well worth a visit chimney folly climb bank skyline landmark tallest windy unfit octagon
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 74 reviews
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...

Thank fidodog_simmons
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 nearby hotels
The Tower House Hotel
408 reviews
.57 km away
The White Swan Hotel by Compass Hospitality
504 reviews
1.56 km away
Premier Inn Halifax Town Centre
794 reviews
1.65 km away
Travelodge Halifax
279 reviews
1.74 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 338 nearby restaurants
Sheridan's Tea Room
135 reviews
.61 km away
The Maypole Inn
364 reviews
.43 km away
72 reviews
.40 km away
Mother Hubbards
84 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 87 nearby attractions
Shepherds Rest
10 reviews
1.41 km away
The Moorings Pub & Kitchen
41 reviews
1.16 km away
Manor Heath and Jungle Experience
180 reviews
1.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Sharon A
8 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Marie M
11 February 2016|
Response from Corinne B |
A local dog Walker said it is open on Bank Holiday Mondays only.