Guide to Harrogate
||A visit to Harrogate
presents an opportunity to properly explore what many
consider to be a very traditional and middle-class area
Steeped in history and encroaching on the beautiful Dales,
Harrogate has retained much of the charm of rural Yorkshire,
whilst still being a town that’s prepared to very
much embrace the 21st century.
If you want fashionable shops and café bars you’ll
find plenty here but you’ll also be able to take
a cream tea in the legendary Betty’s Teashop,
and enjoy a night at the beautiful Victorian Harrogate
Theatre [map] .
Known as “England’s Floral District”
Harrogate continues to win annual prizes including the
Entente Florale for its impressive gardens and floral
displays. You could take a moment to explore Montpellier
Gardens [map] or wander through the landscaped beauty of
the Royal Horticultural Society [map] garden on Carr
Those with a love of history or art will find plenty to keep them occupied including a visit
to the lively Mercer Gallery [map] or a trip to the Royal
Pump Room Museum [map] .
If you want to make your break in Harrogate truly memorable
pay a visit to the Turkish Baths and Health Spa [map]. Harrogate was one of the most popular Spa towns
in Europe during the reign of Queen Victoria and visitors
can see just the kind of luxury Victorians enjoyed here
– with a few 21st century mod cons to make your
experience doubly pleasurable.
Finding a place to stay in Harrogate is easy, and there’s plenty of hotels
offering class and style that those on a moderate budget
can easily afford.
Harrogate, much more than a market town, is truly the
rose of Yorkshire.