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Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well
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Knaresborough
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Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

Mother Shipton’s is a beloved Knaresborough landmark and England’s oldest visitor attraction, open since 1630. This popular visitor attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the Petrifying Well. Historic Woodland Walk A picturesque mile-long walk along the River Nidd features the cave where famous Yorkshire prophetess Mother Shipton was born. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, a unique geological phenomenon. Over hundreds of years curiosity has drawn millions of visitors to the...

The Hydro Pool and Gym, Harrogate
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Harrogate
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The Hydro Pool and Gym, Harrogate

Situated on the north side of Harrogate, the Hydro is easily accessible from the town centre. Only 15 minute...

Staveley Nature Reserve
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Knaresborough
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Staveley Nature Reserve

The 84 hectare Staveley Nature Reserve consists of a shallow lagoon edged with reedswamp, fen and flower-rich grassland with...

Ripon Workhouse & Garden Museum
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Ripon
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Ripon Workhouse & Garden Museum

Follow the story of poverty, crime and punishment through our three museums. Desperation often led the poor to a...

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Step into the Heart of Yorkshire

Harrogate is home to some of the best attractions in Yorkshire. With something for everyone you will never be short of great things to do whether you visit for work or leisure, with family or friends.

Explore historical sites including medieval castles and stately homes or be adventurous and experience the thrill of getting active in the Yorkshire Dales countryside.

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If your idea of heaven is to just relax, visit one of our world class spa experiences, there is no better place to spoil yourself with some indulgence.

Indulge your curiosity at museums that explore the history of Harrogate and the surrounding area. Our museums each tell a unique story such as the origins of the spa town of Harrogate, the story of life in Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale or the experiences of those in Ripon’s law and order system.

Harrogate is host to a rich and eclectic arts and culture scene, with many galleries both private and public showing a range of works in various mediums and styles.

How Stean Gorge Activity Centre
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Pateley Bridge
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How Stean Gorge Activity Centre

How Stean Gorge’s activity centre offers professional high quality outdoor experiences onsite in this natural wonder and at other exciting locations in the Yorkshire Dales. This special place is a spectacular limestone ravine carved out over thousands of years by waterflow, making it the perfect location for outdoor activities like via ferrata, gorge walking, caving, rock climbing and abseiling. It is geographically unique, as it’s one of the only places in the UK where you...

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Old Magnesia Well Pump Room
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Old Magnesia Well Pump Room
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An outstanding love of Nidderdale AONB
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3rd Nov 2020
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An outstanding love of Nidderdale AONB

Nidderdale is part of the national family of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) – landscapes so special they...

The colourful world of Jonathan Moseley
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21st Jul 2021
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The colourful world of Jonathan Moseley

International Floral Designer, Jonathan Moseley told us what flowers mean to him. 

Caring for the state beds
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26th Feb 2021
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Caring for the state beds

Caring for the state beds by Alana Bates, Collections Assistant, Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens An empty house When...

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