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Emley Moor transmitting station

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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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ENGLAND
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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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 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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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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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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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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