You can now go on an official tour of Harry Styles’ home village

A new tour of Holmes Chapel lets Styles fans visit the bakery where the singer worked before fame and the bridge where he had his first kiss

Annie McNamee
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Annie McNamee
Contributor, Time Out London and UK
Harry Styles
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Last year Harry Styles’ sold-out arena tour attracted hundreds of thousands of fans, all coming together to celebrate their love of the ex-One Direction singer. If you’re still feeling the post Love on Tour blues we’ve got some great news for you, because a second, marginally lower budget Harry Styles tour has just hit the market, and tickets are on sale now.

There’s no need to camp overnight or queue for thirteen hours to get into this one. All you’ll need to do is bring yourself, your wellies, and a willingness to walk through the British countryside for Harry (feather boas and cowboy hats optional).

That’s right. The Holmes Chapel ‘Harry’s Home’ walking tours are officially a-go, the first one is June 8, and they’ll be taking place every Saturday morning this summer. You may remember that a few months ago the village was looking for Harry Styles experts to be guides, so these tours will be completely for fans by fans.

If you fancy a trip to Harry’s home, here’s everything you might need to know.

What village did Harry Styles grow up in?

The ex-One Direction darling grew up in Holmes Chapel, a small town in rural Cheshire. It’s about a 50-minute drive to Manchester, and Harry is easily its most culturally significant export. Its population is less than 10,000 and it only has one secondary school. One of the reasons the village introduced official tours was to manage the number of fans making the pilgrimage, as the tiny town was struggling to keep up with the number of visitors it got on a regular basis.

How much do Harry Styles tours cost?

At only £20 per person, this tour is quite a bit more affordable than Harry’s last. You might also need to pay for travel to get there, as it’s very unlikely you already live in Holmes Chapel – return tickets from Manchester by train are £15.

How long are Harry Styles tours in Holmes Chapel?

Each tour begins at the train station, takes you around the houses (literally), then into the nearby fields towards the Twemlow Viaduct before ending back at the town centre. In total, this will take between 2.5-3 hours and require you to be able to walk on uneven ground and step over countryside stiles. They’ll be taking place every Saturday until September, so you’ve got plenty of time to make the trip. 

How do I get tickets to Harry Styles home village tour?

You can buy tickets from the Holmes Chapel website here. Only 16 people can go on a tour at a time, so it is possible that they’ll sell out at some point – if you want to go, nab a ticket ASAP. 

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