Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Yorkshire  /  North Yorkshire  /  Harrogate  /  Nature  /  Brimham Rocks
Brimham Rocks, Harrogate
(4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Harrogate itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Harrogate

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Harrogate by other users

14 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Harrogate BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Yorkshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Yorkshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Harrogate BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Harrogate BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Harrogate & York BY A USER FROM SPAIN January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM CHINA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Harrogate BY A USER FROM CHINA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Paris & Harrogate BY A USER FROM CHINA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CHINA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a brilliant day out for families with teenagers who have loads of energy to use. Kids of all ages were running around and climbing these amazing futuristic looking rock formations. The views a...  more »
  • nice place....parking over priced ...plus high rocks and not much h&s keep a close eye on young children 
  • This is a great outdoor place to visit with young children there is a charge for the car park unless you are a National Trust member the paths are well laid out there are lots of rocks large and small...  more »