Brimham Rocks

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Steeped in over 340 million years of history, Brimham Rocks is majestic natural spectacle near Harrogate. This geological wonder, with its extraordinary rock formations, offers a glimpse into the earth’s prehistoric past.

Enigmatic Rock Formations

  • Unique Geology: Witness rock formations shaped by ancient rivers, ice, and weather over millions of years.
  • Imagination Unleashed: Spot the Dancing Bear, the Gorilla, the Eagle, and more among the rocks.

Exploring Brimham Rocks

Accessible within a 10-minute walk from the car park, Brimham Rocks invites visitors to explore its vast landscape. Spend around four hours wandering through this captivating site, rich in natural beauty and scientific interest.

Heather Moorland and SSSI Status

  • Diverse Flora: Home to ling heather, bell heather, and cross-leaved heath, the site is a haven for naturalists.
  • SSSI Recognition: Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its ecological and geological importance.

Visitor Amenities

  • Second-Hand Bookshop: Discover a range of books, from cookbooks to historical editions, in a cosy visitor centre.
  • Parking Information: Pay-and-display available, along with Pay-By-Phone options. National Trust members enjoy free parking.

Accessibility and Visiting Information

Brimham Rocks welcomes everyone, with detailed accessibility information available here. Whether seeking adventure, tranquillity, or a historical journey, Brimham Rocks is an ideal destination for all.


Brimham Rocks, Brimham Moor Road, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4DW
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