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Brimham Rocks, Harrogate

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Geologic Formation
Stretch your legs with a walk around Brimham Rocks, featuring some of the most dramatic natural formations in the United Kingdom. These balancing rocks, many of which reach a height of 30 m (98 ft), are part of the protected Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Caused by the erosion of the Millstone Grit sandstone over a period of 300 million years, the almost impossible shapes were once thought to have been carved by the druids. Many formations have been named, though imagination is required and the correct viewing angle is helpful. See if you can spot the Sphinx, the Turtle, or the Dancing Bear. Rock climbing is recommended for very experienced climbers only, with guided walks for casual visitors available all year long. Add Brimham Rocks and other attractions to your Harrogate trip itinerary using our Harrogate itinerary planner.
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  • A lovely place to visit but far too expensive to park if you dont have much time to spare ... I only wanted about 1 hour but wasn"t willing to pay £6 ...  more »
  • If you're a National Trust member then you can park here for free. Otherwise it will cost you around £5 for the day. When we arrived there was a car park attendant to help you part with your cash and ...  more »
  • Our visit to these rocks was a fascinating experience. Never really seen anything quite like this extraordinary landscape. The rocks cover quite a large area, but with good paths (and refreshments mid...  more »