Harlow Hill Observatory Tower
Tower House, Nursery Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0AZ
Climb the steps to the top of Harlow Tower. Look out over Harrogate using a pair of naval binoculars.
An added attraction is a Foucault's Pendulum
Harlow Tower was built in 1829 for the very purpose of looking out from the top. There is evidence that it was used as an astronomical observatory. It certainly was an observatory in the 1960s. The Tower is 70 feet from bottom to the parapet as measured by the Brownies: not 90 feet as given in Harrogate guide books. Foucault’s Pendulum was installed in 1998.
Saturday 10 September: 1000-1700
Sunday 11 September: 1000-1700
No booking required
No limit on numbers but only 20 people are allowed at a time on the roof, controlled by a system of tokens. No disabled access to the roof (100 steps). Foucault’s Pendulum can be seen from the doorway. No toilets
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
20-30 minutes but stay Contact for the day: 07866532985
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Please note: Cars are not allowed down Nursery Lane. It is a mile or so on the left side of Otley Road out of Harrogate. It is the square tower, not the round water tower.
Harrogate Astronomical society
Date last modified: 12th July 2022 at 14:03