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Attractions in Harrogate & Districts

Valley Gardens is a beautiful Park in Harrogate, perfect for a relaxed stroll or for a family day out. With formal gardens, leisure activities, woodland, Historical buildings, and the  Colonades are amongst a wide variety of shrub, flower and herbaceous beds. The adventure play area is immensely popular especially during summer when the paddling pool is a refreshing way to cool down…..Read More

Brimham Rocks – Picture Mount Everest; as crazy as it sounds, over 400 million years ago, a large mountain range just like the Himalayas stood not far from where Brimham Rocks now stands. Over time, powerful erosive forces slowly wore them away creating a river delta the size of Yorkshire. These sands were later compacted beginning the long process of shaping the rocks into their current forms….Read More

RHS Garden Harlow Carr Specially designed gardens reflecting the Yorkshire landscape with trails, a log maze and tea rooms….Read More

Newby Hall & Gardens – The perfect spot for a day out that the whole family can enjoy. We are now back open, but with a few changes to make your visit as safe as possible. You will now need to book online before your visit, please head to our website for booking information
Beautiful, award winning gardens sit alongside the legendary Adventure Playground, complete with a miniature train, pedalo boats, water fountains, swing boats, and much, much more….Read More

Mother Shiptons Cave – Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of the famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the waters which turn objects to stone….Read More

Lightwater Valley Theme Park – With over 30 rides and attractions for all ages, Lightwater Valley in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is bursting with fun and adventures for the whole family to enjoy on their day out in Yorkshire….Read More

DISCOVER THE SPIRIT OF HARROGATE – We have over 150 gins in store to choose from including our very own Slingsby Gin and over 30 different tonics on offer for a unique gin experience. Book your place or purchase an experience gift voucher today….Read More

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens – Boroughbridge – The gardens, restaurant for takeaway, play area, toilets, car park, and parkland at Beningbrough are open. The hall, galleries, and shop remain closed. We’ve introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. You will need to book your tickets by 3 pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We’ll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we may need to turn people away who arrive and haven’t booked if all tickets have sold….Read More

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden – The abbey, water garden, play area, and visitor centre car park, restaurant, and toilet facilities at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal are open. We’ve introduced a booking system to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary….Read More

Ripon Cathedral – Contact the Cathedral Office on 01765 603462

Chapter House: 01765 602072 Ripon Cathedral Offices, Liberty Courthouse, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QS….Read More

Ripon workshop Musuem  Start your visit in the original Gatehouse building, which contains the Guardians’ Room, Bathing Area, Vagrants’ Cells and Receiving Ward for inmates.

Then take a look around the Main Block where you can see the Master’s study and dining room, the pantry, classroom and inmates dining hall.  The Master and Matron’s front garden was restored in 2018 with authentic planting. Nor was it only labourers who entered. In 1861 the ‘former master wheelwright’, ‘former gentleman’s servant’, ‘master shoe-maker’, butcher, farmer and many who had known better times found themselves in old age, or when widowed, in a similar predicament; as did the 24 children under the age of 12, the youngest inmate being Matthew Colby aged two weeks….Read More

Nidderdale Walks – Nidderdale Walks – Is country walking your thing? With 820km of public footpaths and bridleways, there are endless options for walking and hiking routes throughout Nidderdale AONB. Taking in some of the most beautiful scenery in Yorkshire, we think country walking is one of the best ways to explore this area….Read More

ALDBOROUGH ROMAN SITE – Aldborough was the ‘capital’ of the Romanised Brigantes, the largest tribe in Britain at that time. One corner of these Yorkshire defences is laid out amid a Victorian arboretum, and we can view two mosaic pavements in their original positions. The site’s fascinating museum has an outstanding collection of Roman finds…..Read More

Mountain Biking – For those that like an adrenaline rush there’s our mountain bike trail in the Druids….Read More

Vern Overton Cycling –  A cycle-hire and guided tour company based in the scenic Nidderdale valley.  We provide road bikes, mountain-bikes, e-bikes and hybrids for personal hire and also offer a fully qualified bike guiding service.  We can also deliver bikes to your accommodation or to an area where you would like to cycle….Read More

The Tewit Well was the earliest of the Harrogate chalybeate springs: discovered by Mr William Slingsby in 1571, it was described by Edmund Deane in “Spadacrene Anglica” in 1626. The original well-cover was replaced by the present pavilion (circa 1807-8) which was transferred from the site of the Old Sulphur Well in circa 1842 when the Royal Pump Room was erected. Circular pavilion with modern fibreglass dome resting on a stone colonnade. Tuscan Order of 12 columns, the bases of 6 columns stand on the plinth, the other 6 are shortened to rest on a pedestal. The former wall infill with doors and windows of circa 1842 has recently been removed. A modern concrete cover seals the top of the old well…… Read More

Royal Pump Room Museum Visit the strongest sulphur wells in Europe, where over 15,000 people used to come every summer.Discover Harrogate’s connection to Russian royalty and what politicians and famous writers of the 19th and 20th century thought of their visits. Charles Dickens described Harrogate as the queerest place with the strangest people leading the oddest lives! Stroll past the museum’s displays of old-fashioned shops, a hotel and Harrogate’s famous park, the Stray, to explore life in bygone Harrogate………Read More

The Mercer Art Gallery is one of Yorkshire’s most exciting galleries. You never know quite what to expect when you come through the door… great Victorian paintings from the Harrogate collection by famous names such as Atkinson Grimshaw and William Powell Frith… the joy and diversity of the Harrogate Open exhibition, when everybody joins in and submits paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, drawings, textiles and more…or challenging new work presented to Harrogate by the Contemporary Art Society……..Read More

Jacob Smith Park This 30 acres of idyllic parkland was generously bequeathed to the community of Knaresborough by Winifred Jacob Smith MBE, following her death in 2003. It was Miss Jacob Smith’s wish that the park – which was once home to her award winning pedigree Ayrshire Cattle – should be opened for all generations to enjoy “the freedom and beauty that public parks bring.”

JSP, which is managed by Harrogate Borough Council, is a beautiful and tranquil wildlife haven, a hugely valued recreational space and a site of enormous historical value. By providing a wonderful setting for our senses to soak up, Miss Jacob Smith’s legacy is boosting our mental and physical health every day……..Read More

Almscliffe Crag, or Almscliff Crag, also known as Great Almscliff Crag to distinguish from Little Almscliff, 3 miles (5 km) north west, is a Millstone Grit outcrop at the top of a small hill near the village of North Rigton, between Leeds and Harrogate in North YorkshireEngland. The crag lies on the boundary of the civil parishes of North Rigton and Stainburn. The crag was formed due to the softer adjacent strata of shale and mudstone eroding at a faster rate than the hard wearing millstone………Read More

Platform1 BedaleBedale Road, Aiskew, Bedale DL8 1EW – Phone 01677 635343 – Platform One Tea Room – Bedale Station’s newly refurbished cafe is back! Light Bites, Drinks, Cakes and plenty more, as well as our special Monster Milkshakes! Click Here for website.

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