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Attractions in Harrogate & Districts

Attractions in Harrogate & Districts

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Valley Gardens Valley Gardens is a stunning park in Harrogate, an ideal place for a leisurely stroll or a family day out. Explore its formal gardens, enjoy leisure activities, wander through woodlands, and admire historical buildings. The Colonades add to its charm, nestled among a variety of shrub, flower, and herbaceous beds. During the summer, the adventure play area becomes a hub of excitement, especially when the paddling pool provides a refreshing respite.

Brimham Rocks At Brimham Rocks, it’s like gazing at Mount Everest’s past. Remarkably, over 400 million years ago, a mountain range much like the Himalayas stood close to where Brimham Rocks now stand. Over eons, erosive forces sculpted these rocks, forming a river delta the size of Yorkshire. These sands, over time, transformed into the unique rock formations you see today.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr RHS Garden Harlow Carr offers specially designed gardens that mirror the beauty of the Yorkshire landscape. Explore winding trails, navigate a delightful log maze, and relax in charming tea rooms.

Newby Hall & Gardens Newby Hall & Gardens provides a delightful family day out. While we’ve made a few changes for your safety, such as online booking requirements, the magic remains the same. Enjoy award-winning gardens, an iconic Adventure Playground with a miniature train, pedalo boats, water fountains, swing boats, and much more.

Mother Shipton’s Cave Nestled within historic woodland along the River Nidd, Mother Shipton’s Cave is the birthplace of the famous prophetess. This attraction is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. Explore the story of Mother Shipton and the captivating waters that turn objects into stone.

Lightwater Valley Theme Park Lightwater Valley Theme Park, in Ripon, North Yorkshire, boasts over 30 rides and attractions suitable for all ages. It’s a thrilling destination for the whole family to enjoy on their Yorkshire day out.

DISCOVER THE SPIRIT OF HARROGATE Experience the spirit of Harrogate with an impressive selection of over 150 gins, including the local favorite, Slingsby Gin, and more than 30 different tonics. Book your visit or gift a unique gin experience today.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery, and Gardens – Boroughbridge Beningbrough Hall offers a wonderful day out. Explore the gardens, enjoy takeout from the restaurant, let the kids have fun in the play area, and make use of the amenities. Please note that the hall, galleries, and shop remain closed for now, and advance booking is in place to ensure everyone’s safety and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Attractions in Harrogate & Districts

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden Plan Your Visit to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden:

  • The abbey, water garden, play area, and visitor centre are now open for your exploration.
  • For your safety and to maintain social distancing, we have implemented a booking system.
  • To avoid disappointment, especially during busier times like weekends, school holidays, and bank holidays, please book your visit in advance.
  • While pre-booking may not always be necessary on weekdays, it’s still recommended.

Ripon Cathedral Contact Information for Ripon Cathedral:

  • Cathedral Office: Call 01765 603462
  • Chapter House: Reach at 01765 602072
  • Location: Ripon Cathedral Offices, Liberty Courthouse, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QS

Ripon Workshop Museum Discover the History of Ripon Workshop Museum:

  • Start your visit in the original Gatehouse building, housing the Guardians’ Room, Bathing Area, Vagrants’ Cells, and Receiving Ward for inmates.
  • Explore the Main Block, featuring the Master’s study, dining room, pantry, classroom, and inmates’ dining hall.
  • The Master and Matron’s front garden was authentically restored in 2018.
  • Explore the diverse history of the workshop, which welcomed various individuals, including former professionals and children.

Nidderdale Walks Discover Nidderdale’s Breathtaking Walking Routes:

  • If you love country walking, Nidderdale AONB offers 820km of public footpaths and bridleways.
  • Experience the stunning Yorkshire scenery as you explore this picturesque area through country walking.
  • Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner, Nidderdale’s walking options are bound to delight.

ALDBOROUGH ROMAN SITE Journey into History at Aldborough Roman Site:

  • Aldborough, the ‘capital’ of the Romanised Brigantes, presents its fascinating history.
  • Explore a corner of Yorkshire’s ancient defenses amid a Victorian arboretum.
  • Witness two mosaic pavements in their original positions at this site’s outstanding museum, boasting an exceptional collection of Roman finds.
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Mountain Biking Embrace Adventure with Mountain Biking:

  • If you seek an adrenaline rush, try our thrilling mountain bike trail in the Druids area.
  • Experience the excitement and challenges of mountain biking in a beautiful natural setting.

Vern Overton Cycling Your Cycling Adventure with Vern Overton Cycling:

  • Discover a cycle-hire and guided tour company nestled in the scenic Nidderdale valley.
  • Choose from road bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes, and hybrids for personal hire.
  • Enjoy the expertise of fully qualified bike guides who can also deliver bikes to your preferred location.

The Tewit Well The Rich History of the Tewit Well:

  • The Tewit Well, Harrogate’s earliest chalybeate spring, was discovered in 1571 by Mr. William Slingsby.
  • The present pavilion, with a modern fiberglass dome, replaced the original well-cover around 1807-8.
  • Explore this circular pavilion with a Tuscan Order of 12 columns, some resting on the plinth and others on a pedestal.
  • Uncover the history of this site, including its relocation in 1842 and the sealing of the old well.

Royal Pump Room Museum Step Back in Time at the Royal Pump Room Museum:

  • Visit the Royal Pump Room Museum, home to the strongest sulphur wells in Europe.
  • Learn about Harrogate’s historical connection to Russian royalty.
  • Explore the museum’s displays of old-fashioned shops, a hotel, and Harrogate’s famous park, the Stray.
  • Delve into the unique and fascinating history of Harrogate, as described by Charles Dickens and other famous figures.

The Mercer Art Gallery Experience the Unexpected at the Mercer Art Gallery:

  • The Mercer Art Gallery offers a diverse and exciting collection of artworks.
  • Explore Victorian paintings from the Harrogate collection by renowned artists like Atkinson Grimshaw and William Powell Frith.
  • Be amazed by the Harrogate Open exhibition, showcasing a variety of art forms contributed by local artists.
  • Witness challenging new works brought to Harrogate by the Contemporary Art Society.

Jacob Smith Park Enjoy the Tranquility of Jacob Smith Park:

  • Jacob Smith Park, spanning 30 acres, was generously bequeathed to the community of Knaresborough by Winifred Jacob Smith MBE.
  • This beautiful park, managed by Harrogate Borough Council, offers a tranquil wildlife haven and recreational space.
  • Embrace the historical significance and beauty of this park, open for all generations to enjoy, as envisioned by Miss Jacob Smith’s legacy.

Attractions in Harrogate & Districts

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