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Themed Attractions & Visitor Centres in Harrogate District

With unique locations and industries in the Harrogate District we have some wonderfully immersive experiences and visitor centres where you can explore individual aspects of the natural world, or find out more about some of the vital local industries.

The Yorkshire countryside is so full of unique wonders and rich centres of wildlife for both children and adults to explore; it really is a playground for everyone.  Ingenious and carefully designed attractions will have children running from one feature to the next, wrapped up in the discovery of exploration and learning.

It is one thing to visit and look, but for a truly memorable day you need to immerse yourself in the experience.  Touch it, taste it, smell it and feel it.

With the variety of countryside and history that this part of Yorkshire has to offer there can be no substitute for using all of your senses to enjoy it.

Venture underground and see the cumulative effect of thousands of years of water and mineral deposits - feed the imagination with the strange and marvellous shapes that have been created.  Learn the history of human activity that lead to the discovery of these natural wonders, and shaped the surrounding landscape.

Enjoy a guided tour around a working brewery and see the love and care that goes into creating some of Yorkshire finest produce as well as offering you the chance to sample and buy the products that make Yorkshire what it is.

Learn about the tastes of food and drink that have been years in the crafting from the creators themselves.  Hear the stories of their creation, their blending and find out how best to enjoy them when you take tour of the great food and drink establishments of Harrogate.

You can’t visit Harrogate district and the Yorkshire Dales without getting into its industry, under its hills and getting your mouth around its delicious food and drink.

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  1. 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.

     

    We are temporarily only open for pre-booked car admissions only due to social…

  2. Newby Hall & Gardens

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    Newby Hall & Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Ripon

    Newby Hall & Gardens is the the perfect spot for a day out that the whole family can enjoy. Beautiful, award winning gardens sit alongside the legendary Adventure Playground, complete with miniature train, pedalo boats, water fountains, swing boats and much, much more!

    There is so much to do…

  3. 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…

  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. Ice Skating at Stockeld Park, near Harrogate

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    Stockeld Park

    Type

    Adventure Park / Playground

    Harrogate

    In the heart of Yorkshire is Stockeld Park, a place where magic is made and adventures begin. Nestled in a woodland within 30 minutes of Leeds, York & Harrogate, Stockeld Park is the home of adventures and original family fun.

    Stockeld Park offers wonderful family days out across different…

  6. Lightwater Valley Theme Park

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    Lightwater Valley Theme Park

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    Theme Park

    Ripon

    AMAZING VALUE FAMILY DAY OUT IN YORKSHIRE

    With over 30 rides and attractions for all ages, Lightwater Valley in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is bursting with fun and adventures for the whole family to enjoy on their day out in Yorkshire.

     

    Unfortunately due to the current situation the…

  7. Spirit of Harrogate - Unique Gin Experiences

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    Spirit of Harrogate - Unique Gin Experiences

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    Tasting Experience

    North Yorkshire

    Spirit of Harrogate - Unique Gin Experiences

    Join the team at Spirit of Harrogate for a unique gin experience. With a five-star rating on Trip Advisor, there are two great experiences to enjoy.  

    The well-being of its colleagues, customers and the Harrogate community is of paramount…

  8. Yorkshire Appetite Food Tours

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    Yorkshire Appetite Food Tours

    Type

    Food & Drink Tour

    Harrogate

    A guided ‘food walk’ around the cultural centre of Harrogate, stopping for several tastings of delicious local Yorkshire fare along the way. With this bespoke roving menu you will taste the best of Yorkshire and gain an insight into what makes Harrogate special with its thriving independent food…

  9. Studfold Adventure Trails

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    Studfold Adventure Trails

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    Nature Trail

    Pateley Bridge

    A Magical Family Countryside Experience - The fairy village of 'Two Stone Wishes' has magically appeared! Discover the hidden code to unlock the gateway to reveal Studfold's magical wood and the secret hidden treasure box! 

    Studfold Adventure Trails are reopening for 2020, entry will be by…

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