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Wainhouse Tower

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Address: King Cross, Halifax, England
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Great family hour out with amazing views and a bit of exercise thrown in... Would highly recommend when they have an open day.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank chang33
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a Folly tower, the tallest in the world, Wikipedia says, though there are foolish things in the tower line, and taller, all over the world - eh, Dubai for a start! Originally started as a chimney for a factory, it was never connected to the flue, but remains a monument to Victorian eccentricity. It has a really kooky... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

visited on a day when the tower was open ... so we set off up the winding steps ...... was a bit claustrophobic for me but well worth it when you get to the top and see the views

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The 253 ft tower is regarded by many as one of Britain's finest follies. The Tower is open to the public on Bank Holidays, so you only have a few days a year to actually climb the tower. For those brave enough to tackle the 403 steps to the viewing gallery at the top, the stunning views make it well... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This structure dominates the local landscape at one end of Halifax and nearby Sowerby Bridge. I've seen it from the outside for years and years, but only recently took the opportunity to climb the internal spiral staircase and see the views from the top. The tower's only open to the public on select days of the year (usually Bank Holiday... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

There are 403 steps but once at the top the view is fantastic. Unfortunately it has limited open days so plan in advance. It appears on the corner of the advert for 'Happy Valley' if you fancy a trip up.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

You need plenty of energy 365 steps to the top, take your time but well worth it when you get up there, panoramic views of Halifax.

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