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Dog Friendly Attractions

When your dog comes on holiday with you to Harrogate don’t think you’ll be restricted to walks, and sitting outside. 

Dog friendly businesses and attractions can be found across the district meaning there is always something for you and your furry friend to do together. 

Our Rural area is rich in outdoor attractions, from historical buildings and heritage sites, to natural wonders and iconic landmarks.  So as well as exploring some of the history and story of our special part of Yorkshire and seeing the amazing scenery that has inspired the likes of Turner.

Your Day, your way

When your dog is with you the in the Harrogate area you are free to go and explore wherever you interests take you.  Stay out for as long as you want and include your dog on your days out.  There’s no need to worry about getting back, and of course your dog loves being included and exploring new places with you.

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  1. How Stean Gorge

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    How Stean Gorge

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    Natural Feature

    Pateley Bridge

    A Natural Wonder. Carved out over thousands of years by waterflow, the Gorge is a spectacular limestone ravine in the Yorkshire Dales.  Now with a stunning new glass floored building that hangs out over the gorge.  Experience the hieght, and the beauty of this place as has never been possible…

  2. Valley Gardens, Harrogate

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    Valley Gardens, Harrogate

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    Garden

    Harrogate

    The Valley Gardens Harrogate are English Heritage Grade II Listed gardens situated in regal Low Harrogate, which along with woodland, are known as The Pinewoods cover 17 acres.

    The Valley Gardens Harrogate contain a greater number of mineral springs than any other known place - visit the area…

  3. Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

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    Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

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    Abbey / Priory

    Ripon

    Surrounded by beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, this World Heritage Site has a lot to offer for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

    The magnificent ruins of the once prosperous Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruins in the country, sit alongside a Georgian water garden that is sure to…

  4. Stunning Views from Brimham Rocks in Nidderdale

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    Brimham Rocks

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    Natural Feature

    Pateley Bridge

    The Wonder of Nidderdale

    Brimham Rocks is an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations, sculpted over centuries by ice, wind and rain. It makes a great day out for families, climbers, walkers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh air and magnificent views.…

  5. Skipton Castle

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    Skipton Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Craven

    The remarkable 900 year old Skipton Castle became a major stronghold by the late C13th.

    Owned by the powerful Clifford Lords, it saw them participating in all the major battles, from Bannockburn to Crecy; Agincourt to the Wars of the Roses.

    The Tudor Wing was added in 1536, when Eleanor Brandon,…

  6. Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

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    Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

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    Cave

    Knaresborough

    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.

     

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  7. Beningbrough Hall in winter

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    Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Boroughbridge

    Beningbrough, on the outskirts of Harrogate, with its eight acres of gardens and 18th century hall is a real treat to enjoy all year round.

    UPDATE: Beningbrough Hall Gardens has reopened to the public for June, entry is by prebooked ticket only. Tickets are for a 30 minute arrival slot to…

  8. Ripon Spa Gardens

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    Ripon Spa Gardens

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    Garden

    Ripon

    This beautiful floral park in the heart of Ripon offers space for walking, play and taking a few minutes to enjoy the day.  As well as floral beds and borders, the park provides a habitat for a variety of birds and wildlife, pieces of woodcarving commemorating the part Ripon played in Lewis…

  9. Yorke's Folly (Two Stoops) & Crocodile Rock

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    Yorke's Folly (Two Stoops) & Crocodile Rock

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    Landmark

    Pateley Bridge

    Yorke's Folly & Crocodile Rock are a popular pair of landmarks for short walks on the hill above Bewerley nr. Pateley Bridge.

    Yorke's Folly, now known locally as 'Two Stoops' is a pair of stone pillars styled to appear as if part of a ruined arch, though in truth they remain almost fully intact…

  10. Nidd Gorge

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    Nidd Gorge

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    Natural Feature

    Knaresborough

    Nestling between Harrogate and Knaresborough, the woodland, which dates back to at least 1600, is actually made up of five woods, Coalpits Wood, Bilton Banks, Spring Wood, Scotton Banks and Gates Wood.

    A local conservation site, the valley woodlands and the surrounding agricultural land are a…

  11. Toft Gate Lime Kiln

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    Toft Gate Lime Kiln

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    Historic Site

    Pateley Bridge

    Toft Gate Lime Kiln is a largely intact piece of Nidderdale’s industrial heritage which sits two miles out of Pateley Bridge on Greenhow Hill.

    The Toft gate Lime Kiln structure visible from the car park is not the kiln itself, but the flu stack, which sits some way from the kiln to keep the…

  12. Spofforth Castle

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    Spofforth Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Harrogate

    Spofforth Castle was once a grand and important house, scene of lavish banquets and powerful seat of power over of the surrounding feudal lands, and has stood in some form since at least the time of the Norman Conquest.

    Still recognisable for what it was the castle and surrounding park are…

  13. The Stray, Harrogate

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    The Stray, Harrogate

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    Landmark

    Harrogate

    One of Harrogate’s best known landmarks, the Stray, is 200 acres of grass parkland that encompasses the town centre on the southern half, as well and giving the town a uniquely green and spacious feel, it provides a public space for games, walks and relaxation. 

    With so many great food and…

  14. St. Mary's - The Old Church of Pateley Bridge

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    St. Mary's - The Old Church of Pateley Bridge

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    Historic Site

    Pateley Bridge

    Built in the late 13th Century, the remains of this Parochial Chapel sits high above the town amidst a small woodland area.

    The church was reconstructed in the 17th Century and the tower was built, which is opened to the public during the annual Heritage Open Days events.

    The church fell into…

  15. Hackfall Woods

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    Hackfall Woods

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    Forest

    Masham

    Hackfall is a stunning woodland site near Masham, with lakes, waterfalls, follies and an intricate network of paths to explore stretching along the banks of the River Ure.

    There is something about the wild splendour of Hackfall Woods that simply inspires creativity.

    Nineteenth century writers…

  16. Almscliffe Crag

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    Almscliffe Crag

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    Natural Feature

    Harrogate

    Almscliffe Crag is a large outcrop of Millstone Grit which stands above the Lower Wharfe Valley to the south of Harrogate.

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  17. The Coldstones Cut

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    The Coldstones Cut

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    Viewpoint

    Pateley Bridge

    The sculpture functions as an array of platforms from which visitors can view both the spectacular quarry hole and limestone quarrying operation, and the landscape of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty and beyond.

    The sculpture also functions as an interpretive medium for the…

  18. Scar House Reservoir

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    Scar House Reservoir

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    Dark Sky Site

    Pateley Bridge

    This stunning reservoir built in the 1930 from over 1 million tons of masonry stands 55 metres tall above the River Nidd and is a popular spot for walkers, cyclists and sightseers.

    Building the reservoir in such a remote spot necessitated not only the building a railway up the valley, but also…

  19. The Druid's Temple

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    The Druid's Temple

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    Historic Site

    Masham

    The Druid’s Temple in Ripon is in fact not a real temple, but a nineteenth century folly.

    Styled after stone circles and well known prehistoric monuments such as Stonehenge.

    The Druids Temple was built to alleviate local unemployment, allowing William Danby, a wealthy landowner of the…

  20. The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park

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    The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park

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    Garden

    Ripon

    Set in the beautiful countryside between Masham and Ripon, Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park is home to over 80 striking contemporary sculptures, situated within 45 acres of stunning woodland and gardens.  The microclimate of the valley makes it fertile ground for the rare blue poppy, alongside…

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