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Emley Moor transmitting station

Address: Emley, Huddersfield, England
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Huddersfield
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Lots to do and visit in this area Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Hepworth, Holmfirth. Well worth a visit!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Live near the mast and cycle up and beyond it most weekends, Can see from my landing window and is the last view I have before going to bed. You always know you are home coming up the motorway when you see the mast. Never been up the mast and not sure if you can but the structure is a... More 

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Derbyshire,England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not sure if you can tour the mast but the height is very impressive and can be seen from miles and miles around.

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wow, what a view from here, you can se over to Lancashire, the rolling hills brilliant. The lights for the Tour de France could be seen 30 miles away

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Lived in view of emley moor mast all my life and you just take it for granted that its there. Nothing to do apart from see the spectacular height of the structure with views and usually an ice cream van around. Down the hill is the 3 acres pub which is lovely (ive left a reveiw for it). Im sure... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Even standing inside the base is an experience - it is vast. I was lucky enough to have been up to the top of the tower in 1990 and the views - all 360 degrees - are stupendous (once the clouds have lifted....). I noticed that the Venetian blinds were swaying and mentioned that there must be a draught -... More 

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