Outdoor activities in North Yorkshire
Explore the great outdoors in Yorkshire with gardens, ancient ruins and ice-age rock formations.
18-min drive from Nidd Hall, HG3 4DWThe millstone grit ‘sculptures’ of Brimham Rocks were carved by wind and sand around 18,000 years ago when the whole region was covered with ice. The labyrinth of rock formations is unique to the area and offers panoramic views of Nidderdale and the Vale of York.
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
21-min drive from Nidd Hall, HG4 3DYThe Grade I listed Fountains Abbey is the largest monastic ruin in the country and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within its grounds is Studley Royal and its famous Temple of Piety, a photo opportunity set within a Georgian water garden with grand vistas over the surrounding area.
Himalayan Gardens & Sculpture Park
30-min drive from Nidd Hall, HG4 3DAOpening times restricted during Winter – please visit their website for details.
The winner of the Yorkshire in Bloom Tourist Attraction award for two years running, over 80 sculptures sit amongst 45 acres of Himalayan-inspired gardens (that’s more than twice the size of Buckingham Palace) that include 3 lakes and almost 20,000 plants.