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Brimham Rocks

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Operator  National Trust
Phone  +44 1423 780688
Brimham Rocks

Location  Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
Address  Summerbridge, Harrogate HG3 4DW, UK
Designation  Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Similar  Ripley Castle, Valley Gardens Harrogate, Royal Pump Room - H, Mother Shipton's Cave, RHS Garden Harlow C

Brimham rocks north yorkshire england 28th june 2015

Brimham Rocks are balancing rock formations on Brimham Moor in North Yorkshire, England. The rocks stand at a height of nearly 30 feet in an area owned by the National Trust which is part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


The site is open all year round; typically from 8 a.m. until dusk. Entry is free but car parking is charged for visitors who are not members of the National Trust.

There are many variations of rock formations, caused by Millstone Grit being eroded by water, glaciation and wind, some of which have formed amazing shapes. Many formations have been named, though imagination is required and the correct viewing angle is helpful. Examples include the Sphinx, the Watchdog, the Camel, the Turtle and the Dancing Bear. The area was recognized as being a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1958.

The children's television show Roger and the Rottentrolls was filmed at Brimham Rocks and the site also features in the Bee Gees' video 'You Win Again'. A scene of series six of Knightmare, another children's show and adventure game show, saw Brimham Rocks used as a location although only used once.

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