Wainhouse Tower

Go Up Wainhouse Tower on Bank Holiday Monday!

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On Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August, why not climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase of Wainhouse Tower to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney!

Unfortunately, the last time that you should have been able to go up the tower in May, it was snowing so much that the event had to be called off for safety reasons. Somehow, I don’t think that we will have the same problem this time!

Wainhouse Tower will be open from 11:00am to 4:00pm (last ascent 3.30pm).

Prices are Adult £3; Children & Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £2.50; Child PPL £2; Family ticket ( 2 Adult & 2 Children ) £10.

For further information please contact Dawn Mitchell on 07540 674307 or email dawn.mitchell@calderdale.gov.uk.

For more on the history of the Tower, see: History of Wainhouse Tower.

Heritage Walk: The Wainhouse Trail

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Meet David Nortcliffe on Monday 27 August, 2:15pm by the base of Wainhouse Tower for a 2 hour walk through the area where John Edward Wainhouse operated. Looking at his life, his properties and his famous feud with Sir Henry Edwards.

This is a Calderdale Heritage Walk and there is a charge of £3 (all ages) – no booking needed.

Access on foot from Wakefield Gate (off Skircoat Moor Road), Halifax.

(If you plan to ascend the Tower and walk the trail on the same afternoon, you’ll need to do the ascent first starting around 1:15pm as the Tower will have closed by the time the walk ends!).

  • Easy walk on level paths
  • Bus available to near starting point
  • Walk – please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Go Up Wainhouse Tower on Easter Monday!

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On Easter Monday, 2 April, why not climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase of Wainhouse Tower to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney!

Wainhouse Tower is open from 11am to 4pm (last ascent 3.30pm) on the following dates in 2018:

  • Easter Monday 2 April
  • May Day Monday 7 May
  • Spring Bank Monday 28 May
  • August Bank Monday 27 August

Prices are Adult £3; Children & Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £2.50; Child PPL £2; Family ticket ( 2 Adult & 2 Children ) £10.

For further information please contact Dawn Mitchell on 07540 674307 or email dawn.mitchell@calderdale.gov.uk.

For more on the history of the Tower, see: History of Wainhouse Tower.  A 360° view from Wainhouse Tower by Joby Catto from Anti Limited. This gives a preview of the views from the top of the tower.

Do you dare? This weekend.

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Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase of Wainhouse Tower to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney! Or is it a chimney – rumours abound.

Opening Times:

11am to 4pm (last ascent 3.30pm) on the following dates:

Spring Bank Monday May 29th
Father’s Day Sunday 18th June
August Bank Monday August 28th

Adults £2.50
Children £2
Family Ticket £8

For further information please contact Dawn Mitchell on 07540 674307