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Great views, massive rocks to climb all for a small price what more can you ask for. We have been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
596nikim
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Great outdoor fun

Beautiful scenery, fantastic place to visit for all age groups and great nearby pub, Pateley Bridge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bernhard P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great views, massive rocks to climb all for a small price what more can you ask for. We have been here many times with our 9 year old and always had a great time

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, fantastic place to visit for all age groups and great nearby pub, Pateley Bridge Close by too

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time I came here was 60 years ago on my first school trip. I vaguely remembered it what a great place for families to visit, children will love it lots of climbing and lovely walks with spectacular scenery.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Word of caution, make sure you arrive with plenty of change for parking. It is quite expensive but well worth it for the maintenance of such a beautiful place.

You can explore as much as you like and stick to the paths for an easier walk if you wish. There are clean toilets and a snack/coffee stand.

All in all I really enjoyed this location.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As the name suggests the rocks have been shaped by millions of years of natural forces (other explanations are available). Great place to experience the outdoors for a walk in fresh air admiring the shapes and rocks and views, scrambling or climbing or watching the antics of climbers. National Trust. Also a good destination for a cycle ride.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic panaramic views, rock formations are stunning, great place for a picnic and dog friendly too

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a morning here on a chilly, bright autumn day during half-term. Activities had been organised for younger visitors but we enjoyed walking and scrambling around this beautiful and fascinating landscape. Amazing views. Kiosk for refreshments and shop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my third visit to Brimham Rocks, and every visit is like it's the first! The car park is large, and the paths through the site are good (though you can wander off the paths anywhere you like). You get some stunning views out over Nidderdale and of the rock formations themselves. It is fantastic for kids and dogs as well. There is a little cafe offering hot drinks at the far end of the site.

Bear in mind you apparently need to scan your membership card at the parking machines to get a free parking ticket (if you're a member that is, otherwise you need to pay, which also covers access to the rocks) but there were National Trust staff there when we arrived to help us out.

1  Thank bethmaryclayton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like exploring the outdoors and panoramic views this is the place for you! Our two ten year olds loved climbing the rocks and finding ways through the rock corridors. You can take a picnic and make a day of it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit North Yorkshire, involve yourself in a 320 million year old attraction. It is about half an hour from Harrogate by car. Except when it has been raining hard or frosty, and they are slippery, BRIMHAM ROCKS in Nidderdale’s Summer Bridge area, are a mysterious treat for young and old to explore. They are an amazing sight on a sunny day-a delight for photographers, and exhilaration for both experienced and inexperienced walkers. It depends on which paths you take. Rather like life!
Take the main road towards Pateley Bridge and turn off right, making for the back of a military base. You will not find it on a map. Rising out of the mist there will be huge white golf ball-like structures, which the United States and the RAF manage. For some people these are a terrifying sight. They are an Early Warning system for Hydrogen bomb warfare.
In a similar way, and not far away, is one of the U.K.’s natural wonders. The Ice Age sandstone rock formations can also appear threatening silhouetted against an autumn sky. This area is managed by the National Trust, which has a car park and an information centre at one of the highest points in Yorkshire. It is classified as an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
The rocks are generally safe to climb and clamber through the odd shapes. Many of them are balanced one on top of the other. Regrettably, a gang of youths recently vandalised one formation by climbing up to the top and heaving a great rock down the cliff face, damaging it, and shattering a rock which had been there almost since the beginning of time. But there are plenty more to see and they extend over many acres on either side of the winding road, where you have to be careful watching out for oncoming traffic.
The interplay of clouds drifting over these huge balancing sandstone pieces, provide an ideal and mysterious opportunity for children to have their questions answered about the beginning of the world-and to be reminded of the fragility of it-if we ever have to use the other great ball -like structures they saw on the way, which, unlike the natural Brimham Rocks, appear on no map.

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