Stuck for something to do this morning?…Why not climb Wainhouse Tower

Wainhouse Tower Open Day Today from 10am to 1pm

Adults £2.50, Children £2, Family £8

Open as part of Park Heritage Festival taking place this week.

Climb the  403 steps to the top of the tower…the 253 ft Wainhouse Tower was originally commissioned as a chimney for the local dye works by John Edward Wainhouse in the late 19th century. The structure was never actually used as a working chimney and as such, is regarded by many as one of Britain’s finest follies) An opportunity to see Park Ward and further afield  from great HeightWainhouse Tower

Directions: If visiting the Tower, cars may be parked on Skircoat Moor Road. Opposite Halifax Fire station there is a brown sign indicating the path that leads to the tower. The path is uneven and can be muddy so please bring appropriate footwear and take care underfoot. The Tower can also be approached on foot via Wakefield Gate. use the pavement on the gain opposite side of the road to the Fire Station, Walk on past the Car rental buisness (which will be on your right) and the mini roundabout (on your left) and follow the road along. Wakefield Gate is the cobbled road on your right, just past a row of terraced houses. Walk into Wakefield Gate, follow it round a corner and there is a footpath on your right that leads to the base of Wainhouse Tower.

The 253 ft Wainhouse Tower was originally commissioned as a chimney for the local dye works by John Edward Wainhouse in the late 19th century. The structure was never actually used as a working chimney and as such, is regarded by many as one of Britain’s finest follies) An opportunity to see Park Ward and further afield  from great Height

 

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