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“Great views from Emley Moor” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Emley Moor transmitting station

Emley Moor transmitting station
Emley, Huddersfield, England
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Huddersfield
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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“Great views from Emley Moor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Sadly you can only view the mats from a lay-by and can't go up it, although it would be a hell of a climb but I imagine the views would be worth it. OK to stop off en route to somewhere else like the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Visited April 2013
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“Don't Be Fooled - This is a layby, dustbin and text panel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Firstly please don't get me wrong. Emley Moor Transmitter is an iconic landmark and fabulous peice of engineering. This does not alter the fact that it is not a tourist attraction. You cannot gain access to the secure mast sight for quite obvious reasons. So what you essentially have is a layby, with a dustbin and a interpretation panel offering very basic information about the mast - hardly a family day out. You may have a better experience at the nearby Woolley Edge M1 services, a layby with shops, cafes and toilets but I doubt you would go there for a day.

The view is good, though not at the layby you have to walk to appreciate it. Go and gawp at the mast, you should but combine it with a visit to the nearby Three Acres resteraunt, Kirklees Light Railway or Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Visited April 2013
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“Brilliant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Get yourslef down there. If you get to go on a clear day you'll love the view. Not something I would have thought of previously.

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“visit this place if you can.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

great for a family day out take a picnic visit the lovely moors and take in the scenerary. lots of history and a real sense of history.check this out.

Visited June 2012
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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“its high”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Emley Moor transmitting station would be interesting if you could see the transmitter hall, associated engineering and connecting cables - but you can't. you can park on the road side and look at the tower but it looks pretty much the same as it does from 10 miles away only bigger. Don't waste your fuel unless you want a drive through some countryside to an arbitrary destination, which for me is one of the more hospitable pubs nearby.

Visited February 2013
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