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Brimham Rocks, Harrogate

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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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  • We visited on a fairly cold day so it was quiet. The tea bar was closed and out of season we haven't noticed it open much but that seems fair enough. Just a nice destination for a gentle walk. The pat...  more »
  • Great place to visit. Charge by the car. Great views. Great for picnics. Fantastic for a day out with the family 
  • Went for what we thought would be a casual walk - it looks like it's a piece of property that, in years gone by has had some association with local aristocracy and someone has bought it with the idea ...  more »