Brimham Rocks
Brimham Rocks
4.5
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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An amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations: a great day out for families, climbers and those who love the outdoors.
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  • Pippa c
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see
    An awesome place to visit. We came early one morning during half term and it was empty . We really enjoyed our walk around the area and spent a couple of hours there. Well worth a visit. You only pay for the car park.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 April 2023
  • PThomas1985
    Stourbridge, United Kingdom352 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for a wander around
    I visited on a Monday morning, so it was quite quiet. That said, there was a member of the National Trust team working at the car park, who was very helpful. If you aren't a National Trust member, you either have to pay for parking by cash or on an app. However, the lady in the car park could take card payments. Ideal! There are lots of trails for all abilities, and some great rock formations...as you'd expect!! After a short walk from the car park, there's a refreshment hut, toilets and a book shop. I spent about an hour there, which was just the right amount of time
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Nick M
    London, United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of Harrogate trip
    Spent a long weekend in Harrogate. The afternoon trip to Brimham was the highlight. The staff were very courteous. The map they give you is not very useful, though: many of the rocks are named and we failed to identify any and constantly got lost, but it's a small enough area (and with google maps) easy to find your bearings again. Great to explore. Toilets and cafe were OK, although only had a drink.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 10 May 2023
  • Horace L
    Hamburg, Germany202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rock on
    Really interesting and fun place to visit. Some weird rock piles all given names. Multiple photo opportunities- probably even better if sun rising or setting. Avoid if raining as rocks too slippery to chamber on. Free admission but you have to pay for parking. Nice cafe and toilets.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Emma L
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Astounding place
    What an incredible place to explore. It’s like a natural playground to climb, scramble and crawl around. Every turn uncovers another striking rock formation and stunning view. Where sensible footwear and bring a picnic as the cafe isn’t great. The only thing that could be improved is the offer in the takeaway cafe and maybe some undercover seating.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Bluestoops
    85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very special place
    Like stepping on to another planet - one of my favourite places since I was 7. Took my kids for the first time this weekend and they were equally thrilled with the rocks - better than Disneyland they said. And a lot cheaper I said!! Really beautiful place to spend an afternoon in the sun, with a picnic.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Halina S
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly magical
    Beautiful and unique landscape. Easy path to follow, although it is uphill and not suitable for pushchairs. If you want to go off the track, then wear some good walking boots and be prepared for the rocks to be slipperly after rain. Great little cafe half way round which does get busy at lunch time. Also, there's no indoor seating; just outdoor picnic tables. Maps obtainable in car park. However, be prepared to pay one set fee of £6.50 in cash. I thought this steep! Car Park can get very busy in school holidays and at weekends. Also be aware that the car park has limited opening hours, so check these on the National Trust website. It's a great place to take kids exploring, but if you want to avoid the noise and chaos if families, avoid school holidays.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Sarah P
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Insanely good
    This is a must see! A truly amazing place… we underestimated how long we would be here! It’s a good full day (weather depending) The rocks are unbelievable! The shop sells the loviest fresh foods and scrumptious ice cream! We had a go at the free orienteering workshop… we couldn’t believe what a bargain day out this place is! All staff members were friendly too! We will be back
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Rovingviv
    Cambridge, United Kingdom78 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating but busy
    Another superb NT property. If you’re not an NT member you have to pay for your parking otherwise it’s free. Because if this it is busy. There’s a great map at the start which I screenshotted . Glad I did because there’s nothing to tell you which rock is which when you’re walking round . It’s a shame as they all have names and it would be interesting but I suppose it may spoil the aesthetic look of the place (?) Lots of kids and everyone seemed to be having a great time climbing on the rocks. It does surprise me that this is allowed because they’re getting fairly weathered. Beautiful heather up the top and a lot quieter.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • SB01
    Sonning Common, United Kingdom842 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mother Nature’s Truimph
    Superb natural feature set on the edge of Nidderdale. As others have said, remarkable rock formations emerge from the ground or hang out over the valley. Kids seem encouraged to play on them, or you can just walk around and look in amazement as several seem to defy gravity. There are well laid out paths or more challenging trails that wind up and down through the heather. Lots of parking, info leaflets, sandwich/coffee shop, toilets, ice cream. It’s free for National Trust members.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
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Steve_Lincs1
Lincoln, UK1,286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Large car park, decent paths and facilities. Plenty of walking routes, lots of rocks for scrambling from easy to the more difficult, something for everyone.
Kids and adults loved it.
Wear clothes you don’t mind getting mucky and good sturdy footwear with a good grip.
Written 13 April 2024
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568Traveller1
Dover, United Kingdom55 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Ridiculously busy. First day arrived and the car park was full. Very rude warden just told us to leave, no help on where else we could park or when to come back. Came back 2nd day, managed to get in car park, it was packed. People everywhere. Yorkshire is so beautiful but this place had no atmosphere whatsoever. I would avoid it and go for a lovely walk in the lots of other much quieter places.
Written 11 April 2024
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Rhinos007
Leeds, UK2,586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Paid 6.50 for half a days parking which was well worth it as national trust have preserved the area well , although there is a lack of signage in the park.

Car park requested cash payment but thankfully national trust staff had a credit card machine I could use , as I didn’t have any cash with me.

Coffee shop and food within the park .
Written 31 March 2024
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Piotr M
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
very nice place, take good trekking shoes with you 😁 delicious coffee and ice cream, it's a pity that you can't pay for parking by card, but this is not an important detail
Written 31 March 2024
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RichardG M
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Well worth seeing & exploring. Unbelievable formations from 'years gone by!'.
We went in Feb24 & the Cafe was open for hot/cold snacks & drinks 👍
Written 7 March 2024
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skodamatthew
Ipswich, UK84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
There were a lot more rocks than I realised! A short walk up from the car park and you are amongst boulders the size of houses. Keep an eye on little children because there are some cliff edge drops.

You pay for the car park but entry is free.
Written 22 February 2024
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Julie M
United Kingdom19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Absolutely stunning rock formations and views of the Yorkshire dales
Great place to visit with Children and have a picnic whilst they run around and do a bit of climbing and exploring
Written 20 February 2024
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richard r
Borgue, UK161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This Millstone Grit outcrop is a fantastical landscape of rocks, dells and moor. Fascinating geology has made a backdrop suited to the Lord of the Rings.
The walking.is easy on made paths and beaten tracks. An hour of gentle walks does.most of the rocky area and there is plenty more heather moorland which we did not cover . The cafe was not open, it being winter, but the dogs still loved it. I hear that it gets very busy in summer but all we saw were a few groups of climbers.
Written 19 February 2024
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organist66
Braintree, UK87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A large site with marvellous rock formations. We visited at a weekend and it was busy, but did not feel over-crowded. Good for children (of any age) who enjoy a bit of clambering, though the rocks can be slippery after rain. Coffee and ice creams can be bought, and there is a picnic area.
Parking is expensive: £6.50 for 4 hours and £10 all day. To be honest 4 hours is plenty of time to explore thoroughly.
Written 18 February 2024
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Yvonne
Glasgow, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Absolutely fantastic, highly recommend. Plenty of climbing and walking here, lots of lovely views, stones are amazing.
Written 11 January 2024
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