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Harry Styles fans rush to singers Cheshire home for free walking tour

Harry Styles fans seem to be curious about where the singer grew up

Harry Styles fans rush to singers Cheshire home for free walking tour
Harry Styles fans rush to singers Cheshire home for free walking tour

What are Harry Styles' fans called? And why are they interested in his Cheshire home?

Fans of Harry Styles from all around the world are travelling there to see where he was raised.

For a brand-new "Harry's Village Walking Tour," "Harries", as the fans are called, from as far away as Japan and Canada are travelling to Holmes Chapel to retrace the steps of their hero.

The community has created a free map showing the popular locations where the One Direction singer spent his formative years.

Currently 29 years old, Harry attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.

Visitors can pick up free tour guides at the train station.

Fans may visit the W Mandeville bakery, where he worked as a youngster, and Fortune City Chinese, where he once took Taylor Swift, who was then his girlfriend.

A life-size photograph of Harry, who is set to wrap up his global tour, is inside the bakery, and admirers may purchase wooden spoons, candies, and aprons as souvenirs.

As Harry did in the documentary This is Us about One Direction, fans may also visit Harry's childhood home and sign their names at Twemlow Viaduct.

Judy Abdelikareem, 19, and her friend Inez Castanheira, 21, have travelled from their homes in Gothenburg, Sweden, to the town to visit. The two connected online in 2016 and have since attended a number of the star's concerts together. However, they chose to fly to Holmes Chapel because they had "always wanted to."

Judy said, "He's like a superstar - that's why everyone comes to visit."

"I've always wanted to come to Holmes Chapel and sign the wall and now I'm finally here," adding, "We meet up often and bond and fangirl over Harry - we went to Wembley to see him last month and we went to Stockholm to see him last year."

"It's just great to be here and to be able to see the bakery and the wall. I'm flying back home tonight so I had to come before I left."

At the train station, Graham Blake, a 62-year-old railway ticket agent, offers free tour maps to fans so they may choose the most direct route.

It was introduced this summer as a result of villagers' worries that tourists were putting themselves in danger by crossing busy roadways' unpaved major thoroughfares.

Instead, supporters of the musician are urged to stroll through neighbourhoods before following the River Dane to the viaduct.