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Group Visits, £0.60

Castle Hill and Victoria Tower

Castle Hill and Victoria Tower

Details

Castle Hill is a scheduled ancient monument offering panoramic views from a former iron age hill fort and medieval settlement.

Victoria Tower
Perched on Castle Hill overlooking Huddersfield, the tower was completed in 1899 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign. The corner-stone of the tower was laid on 25 June 1898 by Mr John Frechville Ramsden and was officially opened by the Earl of Scarborough on 24 June 1899. The walls of the tower are four feet thick at the bottom, tapering to two feet at the top. The tower was renovated in 1960 when the top seven feet were removed. It reaches the height of almost 997 feet above sea level. Victoria Tower is open to the public on certain days of the year.

The tower is open to the public on Easter and May Day weekends, then every weekend until the Heritage Open Days in September. Opening hours 1230-1630. The Tower is open each Bank Holiday Monday from Easter to August. Opening hours 1230-1630. 165 steps to open air viewing area.

Coach parties acceptedPicnic siteWelcome HostAccepts groups

Dogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Access is by steep uneven paths. The tower can be accessed by steps only.

Prices

Adult £1.30
Child £0.60
Family £3.00

Address

Castle Hill,
Hillside,
Off Lumb Lane,
Almondbury,
HD5 8HF

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 157162  Lat: 53.64259 Long: -1.76297

By Road:
Follow the A629 Wakefield Road, turn right onto Somerset Road, bear right onto Dog Kennel Bank and then continue onto Hall Cross Road. Bear right onto Lowerhouses Lane and continue forward until you reach Longley Lane. Turn right onto Ashes Lane and then left onto Castle Hill Side.

By Public Transport:
No access

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Access is by steep uneven paths. The tower can be accessed by steps only.