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Visitor's Guide to Harrogate

Visitor's 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 of Yorkshire.

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 Lane.

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.

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Culture Guide

Events in Harrogate There is no better showcase of rural life than the three-day countryside event The Great Yorkshire Show – held annually at Harrogate...   Harrogate Culture Guide The culture of this beautiful town is centred on its many green parks and floral gardens...

Harrogate History

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Harrogate History It’s hard to believe that a town bursting with colour and greenery takes its name from the very drab Grey Hill Road...   Cheshire When visiting Harrogate why not pop across to its smaller neighbour Knaresborough and explore the history surrounding this area...

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