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“SPLENDID VIEWS FOR MILES”
Review of Wainhouse Tower

Wainhouse Tower
Ranked #8 of 35 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“SPLENDID VIEWS FOR MILES”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Although Wainhouse tower is only open on select days, it is well worth a visit, climb the steps and gasp at the view.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“great views”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Wainhouse Tower is only open a few times a year. It was £4 to walk the many steps to the top but the views of Sowerby Bridge and the valley were amazing. There isnt much advertising for when it is open and the only way i knew was i drove past and my partner said they could see people at the top. Needs advertising and opening more cos i'd love to go again.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Brightness in the mist”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Did not go inside, but walked to the site after dark through the graveyard. Very impressive when lit and an evocative atmosphere in the moonlight.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank zchug
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

I have climbed the stairs many times because the views are really exceptional. can be a bit cold at the top so take a coat. Climbing the spiral stone stairway gives you regular views through small open gaps.

Visited May 2012
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Halifax
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Feeling dizzy!”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

It's always worth visiting local history, but the spiral staircase did make me feel a bit queasy & its quite hard to pass others on the staircase as it's narrow. It's good for a trip out though & reasonably priced, a good bit of exercise & the view from the top is well worth it (unless you're afraid of heights!).

Visited March 2012
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