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Address: Emley, Huddersfield, England
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A big tower

We have all seen it from a distance, and basically it is what it is a big tower, and if your close to the area it does not take long to drive to it.You can get to about 250 metres... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Despite the questionable merit in feeding television to the masses, Emley Moor's premier transmitting station is worthy of a visit for all mast enthusiasts. We arrived on a Saturday evening and had the place to ourselves aside from only three bescootered teenage boys who we understand have a fixation with this type of monument. Establishing dominance over other tall thin... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We thought you could walk around it or something, but it's just a very tall tower and that's it. No footpath, but just a high gate to keep you off the premises. Hmm.

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Skegness
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Wow Emley Moor Mast is amazing, you can see it miles away, it's so near to the lovely town Holmfirth where Last of the Summer Wine was filmed, why not have a lovely day out visiting Emley Moor and the surrounding country side, there's some quaint little pubs too where you can eat.

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ENGLAND
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We have all seen it from a distance, and basically it is what it is a big tower, and if your close to the area it does not take long to drive to it.You can get to about 250 metres away and then you realise how big it really is, and that is taller than the Eiffel tower.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I a cracking, stunning erection. I love big erections like the tower of pisia and effort tower and Blackpool tower

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Travelling down the M1, past Wakefield, I noticed this massive structure. Initial thoughts, that is big and seems too wide to be an aerial, I had to look it up when I got home. Discovered it was the Emley Moor transmitting station and it is the tallest self supporting structure in the UK. I finally got to visit it this... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Visible for many miles around the Emley Moor tower was erected in 1971 replacing an earlier (and slightly higher) mast which collapsed in 1969. The current tower is the tallest self supporting structure in the UK. The views are glorious. Worth a short detour if you are in the area.

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West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Older members of the community tell their tales of going up the tower before health and safety took over our lives. It is a shame you can because I bet the views would be spectacular. I believe it is hollow with a staircase on the inside wall? Anyway, when you get up close it's quite a view too.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a great structure to go and see, you can't actually go inside, however there is parking at the side of the mast and is Grade II Listed building. There is a lot of history around the mast available on the website including photos of when it blew down. A very well known landmark in the area.

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Hull UK
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It is a great sight, as you would expect. Sadly the viewing point - a layby- is in desperate need of a make-over!

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