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Emley Moor

Emley Moor, Huddersfield HD8 9TD, UK

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About Emley Moor

One of the majestic pieces of architectural skill that was towering over the town from high up on Emley Moor.  This transmitting station stands 1,084 feet tall. Its base is 1,949 feet above sea level, imposing over the beautiful rolling moorland. The structure consists of a tapered cylindrical pillar of reinforced concrete, topped by a steel lattice mast carrying 55 m tall antennas. It was the seventh-tallest freestanding structure and the fourth tallest tower in the European Union.



Attractions near Emley Moor

The National Coal Mining Museum for England. Visit for a unique all weather adventure. Underground tours, exhibitions, the great outdoors & original events. The museum offers guided underground tours where visitors can experience the conditions miners worked in and see the tools and machines they used as the industry and the mine developed through the years. The Yorkshire Mining Museum opened in 1988 and the museum became the National Coal Mining Museum in 1995.

Pennine Way4.01km from Emley Moor

The Pennine Way was the first National Trail in England and is one of the UK's most famous long-distance walks. it is one of the most challenging but rewarding long-distance walking routes and is steeped in history. It is also blessed with natural beauty and also it attracts a lot of tourists.

Kirklees Light Railway4.32km from Emley Moor

The Kirklees Light Railway is situated in the village of Clayton West, near Huddersfield, in the picturesque foothills of the South Pennines.  The railway runs for three-and-a-half miles from Clayton West to Shelley and includes passage through the Shelley Woodhouse Tunnel which – at 467m long – is the longest tunnel on any 15” narrow gauge line in Britain.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park6.25km from Emley Moor

500-acre open-air gallery showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The park's collection of works by Moore is one of the largest open-air displays of his bronzes in Europe.

Castle Hill7.19km from Emley Moor

The site was developed as an iron age hill fort, surrounded by defensive ditches and ramparts. In the Middle Ages there was a castle on the hill, of which the well remains. The present tower was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897 No camping, barbeques or fires are allowed due to the damage that has been sustained to the ancient monument and vegetation.

Cannon Hall Farm7.26km from Emley Moor

Cannon Hall Farm is an award winning family run attraction sitting in the beautiful Pennine foothills. The farm features one of the biggest and best equipped playgrounds in the north of England and the largest tube maze in Europe.

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West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. Remnants of strong coal, wool and iron ore industries remain in the county, having attracted people over the centuries.