SLEEPY Holmes Chapel is getting ready to welcome thousands of pop music ‘pilgrims’ over the summer. 

The first batch of 1,000 tickets have gone on sale for the new Harry’s Home Village Tour, run by the not-for-profit Holmes Chapel Partnership.

Billed as a Harry Styles ‘pilgrimage experience’ by organisers, fans will be guided on a country walk through the picturesque landscapes of Holmes Chapel, where Harry Styles spent his formative years.

The three-hour walking tours, led by self-confessed superfans, takes in places which have become a part of the superstar’s growing mythos. 

These include the Mandeville Bakery he worked at as a teenager, and the historic Twemlow Viaduct, which according to legend is the location of the heartthrob's first kiss.

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A spokesman for the Holmes Chapel Partnership said: “It’s more than just a walk - it’s an intimate glimpse into the world of Harry Styles and a beautiful Cheshire village.

“From the quaint bakery where he worked to the local haunts which inspired his music, it promises a magical journey through the heart of Holmes Chapel.

“Whether you’re a die-hard fan or simply curious, visitors will discover the hidden gems, stories, and inspirations which shaped Harry’s creative spirit.”

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Harry Styles, now 30, shot to international stardom after his band, One Direction, appeared on reality TV show, The X-Factor, in 2010.

Since then, Holmes Chapel has become something of a pilgrimage site for his global fan following, especially under the arches of the Twemlow Viaduct, which he’s believed to have experienced his first kiss.

The grade-two listed structure is now covered in graffiti messages to the star, and the Holmes Chapel Partnership say the tours were launch to prevent further damage, as well as to keep visitors safe while walking around the busy village.  

The Partnership spokesman added: "Visitors can leave their mark in Holmes Chapel by inscribing a message on a free slate heart which can be left at Twemlow Viaduct, or taken home.

“It’s our way of saying thank you for respecting our village and the viaduct’s Grade II listed heritage.”

Tickets went on sale on Thursday, May 30, and can be purchased here. Tours take place on Saturdays beginning on June 8, and weekdays from July to September.

It costs £20 per person, with a maximum of 16 people per tour.