It’s a landmark we have come to accept as “ours”.
Many people who leave Huddersfield realise they are home when they see the giant TV mast towering above the horizon.
But now Emley Moor TV mast has been listed as one of Britain’s most iconic roadside landmarks.
It joins structures including the Angel of the North and the Forth Bridge in a list compiled by travellers.
The survey has been compiled by travel firm National Express which runs coach journeys across every part of Britain.
The Emley Moor transmitting station has been voted one of the UK’s best-loved roadside landmarks.Watch below as the Examiner's Lauren Ballinger travels up Emley Mor mast
The Grade II listed building which is visible for many miles across West Yorkshire has placed ninth in a survey of 1,000 people by the UK’s largest coach operator to compile a definite list of the country’s favourite roadside landmarks.
Standing at 1,084 feet, Emley Moor transmitting station is the UK’s tallest freestanding structure and an unmistakable local landmark.
It’s proper name now is Arqiva Tower and it was built to replace the previous steel transmitting tower which crashed to the ground on March 19, 1969, having fallen victim to strong winds and ice.
The new tower was started in 1969 and opened in 1971.
Inside the concrete tower is a lift which takes seven minutes to reach the top.
It’s not the only unusual landmark to make the list – Birmingham’s love-it-or-loathe it Spaghetti Junction motorway ranks in eighth place.
Tom Stables, National Express Managing Director UK Coach said: “From the iconic to the quirky, roadside landmarks can be a welcome marker your journey is well underway or lift your heart because they pinpoint you’re nearly home.
“We wanted to compile a definitive list of the UK’s favourite landmarks and think it’s great Emley Moor has made the grade.”
The top ten:
Angel of the North A1
Forth Bridge A90
Clifton Suspension Bridge A4
Severn Bridge M48
Stirling Castle M9
Willow Man M5
QEII Bridge M25
Spaghetti Junction M6
Emley Moor transmitting station M1
Medway Viaduct M2