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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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    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. Fountains Abbey ruins in North Yorkshire

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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...

  3. Stunning Views from Brimham Rocks in Nidderdale

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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....

  4. 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...

  5. Beningbrough Hall and the south lawn

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    Historic House / Palace

    Boroughbridge

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

    Outside, you can explore the beautifully arranged formal gardens, several herbaceous borders, less formal areas managed for wildlife as well as...

  6. Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

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    Cave

    Knaresborough

    Along the banks of the River Nidd, Mother Shiptons Cave is the birthplace of Yorkshire’s famous prophetess.  It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. This popular visitor attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the magical water which turns objects...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. Coldstones

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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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

    Created by the erosion of softer surrounding stone the distinctive shape of Almscliffe Crag with a large groove running through the middle can be seen for miles around, and...

  14. 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 time to pay...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park

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    Garden

    Ripon

    Enjoy over 60 sculptures set in 40 acres of stunning gardens inspired by the Himalayas. Explore the woodland walks and arboretum, amble over the bridges, along the lakeside paths and admire the spectacular views.    Come and see our unique collection of over 60 contemporary sculptures and follow...

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