Friday 8th April: 10am-11am, 11am-12pm
The unique Wainhouse Tower – the world’s tallest folly, standing at some 253ft! – is usually only open a handful of times a year, and hasn’t been open since before the pandemic. It will be open once again, for private group ascents during Anne Lister Birthday Festival, so don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to ascend the 369 steps to the viewing platform, to enjoy the spectacular 360degree views around the Calder Valley and beyond. You will receive a commemorative certificate to mark your achievement on arrival back down to the bottom of the Tower!
Please note that you should arrive in time to begin your ascent promptly. Your hour slot allows plenty of time to get up and back down the Tower again, and also to spend time at the top to admire the views and take photos. There are also plenty of landings on the stairs for you to take a rest on the way up and back down.
Wear suitable footwear to manage 369 steps to the top, and then back down again – and please note that even on a warm day it can be chilly (and windy) at the top, so dress appropriately. And remember that whilst you are here, you can also walk on the ancient Wakefield Gate, where the opening scene to each episode of the first series of Gentleman Jack was filmed – walk in the footsteps of Suranne Jones!
NB A bag search may be in operation, and large bags may have to be left with staff at the bottom of the Tower for health & safety reasons.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, and young children should be supervised at all times.
No dogs permitted inside the Tower except Assistance Dogs.
£10 per person for all ages, no concessions.