North Yorkshire

Harrogate Halo

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Overview

Leave Wetherby, and make for Knaresborough. Enjoy Harrogate before pausing at Ripon and then arriving in Thirsk. Enjoy the scenery of the Howardian Hills before arriving in historic York.

Wetherby

Wetherby is an award winning floral town full of historic architecture and surrounded by wonderful scenery. Check out a heritage trail, visit Sandringham Park, explore the impressive Bramham Castle or head to the Wetherby Racecourse for a flutter.

Knaresborough

Overlooking the River Nidd, Knaresborough is a tangle of Medieval streets full of history – enjoy the promenade at the foot of the cliffs, explore Knaresborough Castle or for something different follow the Knaresborough Window Trail around the town.

Harrogate

East of the Yorkshire National Park, Harrogate’s heritage as a spa town is evident with attractions such as the Royal Pump Museum in the Montpellier Quarter. Take a trip to the Valley Gardens and enjoy attractions such as the Sun Pavilion.

Ripon

The imposing Ripon Cathedral dominates the Ripon skyline, towering above this charming city location. Visit the Ripon Prison & Police Museum or head for nearby Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden.

Thirsk

The cobbled market town of Thirsk in the Vale of York was the spiritual home of the Vet, James Herriot – visit the World of James Herriot – an award winning visitor centre and museum, to discover the life and times of the great Vet.

Howardian Hills

The Howardian Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by the Vale of York, the Yorkshire Wolds and the North York Moors National Park where visitors can enjoy some great scenery of rolling hills, visitor attractions and country estates.

York

Founded by the Romans, the walled city of York draws visitors from all over the world. Take in York Minster, explore the Shambles, enjoy the shops and relax alongside the River Ouse as it winds its way through the city.

Overview

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Wetherby

2
8.5 miles

Knaresborough

3
3.9 miles

Harrogate

4
12.2 miles

Ripon

5
12.4 miles

Thirsk

6
17.5 miles

Howardian Hills

7
16.2 miles

York

What to see and do…

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Hollow Gill Huts

Far Cappleside Farm, Rathmell, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0LJ

Swallowtails

Goslipgate, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8EQ

Freespirit Glamping

Hall Farm, Station Rd, Gilling East, North Yorkshire, YO62 4JW

Greets Farm

Greets Farm, Welburn, North Yorkshire, YO60 7EP

Breaks Fold Farm

Breaks Fold Farm, West End, North Yorkshire, HG3 4BB

The Pretty Pod

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1DQ

Roe Deer | North Yorkshire

Alum House , Littlebeck , Whitby , North Yorkshire , YO22 5EY

Jenny Wren | North Yorkshire

Alum House, Littlebeck, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5EY

Barn Owl | North Yorkshire

Alum House, Littlebeck, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5EY

Ivy Bank

Ivy Bank House, Galphay Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3SS

Cruck Cottage Shepherds Huts

Cruck Cottage Shepherds Huts, North Yorkshire, HG3 5PG

Mount Grace Priory, House, & Gardens

Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3JG

About the Harrogate Halo Trail

Distance: 71 miles
Cities / Towns: 7
Number Of Businesses: 16

From the award winning floral displays of Wetherby, head for Knaresborough and some spectacular views over the River Nidd. Pass through the former spa town of Harrogate and then visit Ripon’s imposing cathedral. Enjoy the cobbled streets of Thirsk before heading for the beauty of the Howardian Hills area with its dramatic landscape and impressive scenery. Finally, take your time to explore the historic streets of York.

Horse Racing

North Yorkshire has a rich horse racing heritage – on this trail you can visit racecourses at Wetherby, Ripon, Thirsk and York.

Natural Beauty

North Yorkshire’s countryside is enchanting – the Howardian Hills are an area of outstanding natural beauty just waiting to be explored, whilst the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast offers some spectacular views and attractions at places such as Whitby.

York Experience

From Romans, to Vikings, from York Minster to the Shambles, the walled city of York is a magnet for a large number of tourists each year. Join the crowds and discover this amazing city.

Also Nearby

Hollow Gill Huts

Far Cappleside Farm, Rathmell, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0LJ

Swallowtails

Goslipgate, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8EQ

Freespirit Glamping

Hall Farm, Station Rd, Gilling East, North Yorkshire, YO62 4JW

Greets Farm

Greets Farm, Welburn, North Yorkshire, YO60 7EP

Breaks Fold Farm

Breaks Fold Farm, West End, North Yorkshire, HG3 4BB

The Pretty Pod

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1DQ

Roe Deer | North Yorkshire

Alum House , Littlebeck , Whitby , North Yorkshire , YO22 5EY

Jenny Wren | North Yorkshire

Alum House, Littlebeck, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5EY