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Zoos & Wildlife Centres in Yorkshire Dales

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Yorkshire Dales Zoos and Wildlife Parks, Birdwatching, Rescue Centres

Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4EA 
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The Coniston Hotel has been awarded Yorkshire's best large hotel by Welcome to Yorkshire. and is set in 1400-acres of land and home to a variety of outdoor activities, ideal for both leisure and business customers alike.

Participate in country sports from Clay Pigeons to Falconry, Archery to fly fishing, Target Golf or the Land Rover Experience. Team building and cegways on request. Professional instructors are on hand for all activities.

71 luxury en-suite rooms, many overlooking the lake offer guests the utmost in comfort and style, all with Flatscreen TV's and Freeview. All rooms offer views of Coniston Estate and Yorkshire countryside. The ideal base for a perfect getaway, with everything you need to make your break even more special within the grounds. Ample car parking is also available.
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E-mail: reservations@theconistonhotel.com
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The Stray


This 200 acres of land wraps around the main urban "old town" and is fiercely guarded by residents with a group set up specifically to safeguard it. The Stray exists for the people of the town and is a popular spot for picnicking, kite-flying, outdoor games and local football matches on Sunday mornings.

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Ripon Spa Gardens

Park Street, Ripon

Spa Gardens is a beautiful park right in the heart of Ripon with something for everyone. As well as proudly flying the Green Flag for the fourth year running, the Gardens also boast Ripon's war memorial, which has taken the Best War memorial in the "town class" several times in the Yorkshire In Bloom awards and a splendid Victorian bandstand where band concerts take place on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. For birdwatchers, carefully sited nesting boxes have encouraged many varieties to make a home in the Gardens alongside outdoor games and the Sun Parlour Café serving home cooked food.

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The Recreation Ground

Pateley Bridge

This area of open green space with many mature trees runs alongside the River Nidd where you will see a wonderful array of daffodils in the spring. There are small areas of shrub plantings and the cenotaph has seasonal bedding planted round it throughout the year. A walk through the village of Pateley Bridge treats the visitor to a colourful abundance of seasonal bedding.

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Killinghall Moor Country Park


A country park of around twenty-five acres popular with wildlife enthusiasts. This park differs from our district's other parks, as there are no formal planting schemes. Killinghall Moor is a conservation area, where visitors can enjoy the beauty of our native birds and wildlife.

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Crag Lane (off B6162 Otley Road), Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB
Tel: 01423 565418    Fax: 01423 530663

One of Yorkshire's most relaxing yet inspiring locations! Beautiful 58-acre gardens which have, for over 50 years, provided a garden setting to assess the suitability of plants for growing in the north. Breathtaking streamside, flower and vegetable trial, woodland and arboretum, scented garden, herbs and ornamental grasses....to name but a few. Harlow Carr is the location for the exciting landmark BBC series 'Gardens through Time', to mark the bicentenary of the RHS in 2004. The gardens also run workshops on all aspects of gardening and horticulture, plus events.

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Hazel Brow Farm Visitor Centre

Low Row, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL11 6NE
Tel: 01748 886224     E-mail: info@hazelbrow.co.uk

This organic working farm is an award winning, all weather attraction, facilities include a Visitor centre, Cafe & shop, supervised animal handling sessions, walks, souvenirs & gifts and a children's play area.

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Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2PR
Tel: 01677 425323     E-mail: louise@thorpperrow.com

Home to some of the largest and rarest trees and shrubs in England, originally created by Colonel Sir Leonard Ropner (1895 - 1977). Further attractions include the tree trails, nature trail and children's trail, a large lake, falconry centre, Plant Centre, picnic area, children's play area, the Milbank Pinetum, originally planted by Lady Augusta Milbank in the mid-nineteenth century, and the medieval Spring Wood dating back to the 16th century.

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