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Brimham Rocks, Harrogate

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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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.
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  • Cosy place, beautiful scenery, nice place to enjoy a romantic. Interesting landscaping, plenty of cultural and historical information. Cannot fail to meet.
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  • We visited on a bleak day, yet still saw so much beauty, a natural gem free to explore and allow your imagination to run away with you. And to top it off stunning views even on a dull day 
  • Visited recently, parked up easily in large carpark, pay at machine as it is National Trust ( £5 for four hours)... We set off to the left of the carpark, hiking up through the rock formations and noo...  read more »
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