Harrogate’s elegance and style draws from its 18th century history, when it became the spa town of choice for its wealthy visitors.
It has left a legacy of extravagant hotels, green open spaces and beautiful parks and gardens, including Valley Gardens and Royal Horticultural Society’s Harlow Carr.
The waters can still be enjoyed at the luxurious Turkish Baths. A spot of shopping, a leisurely lunch, a wander through the gardens, afternoon tea; you will soon find yourself slowing down to enjoy the leisurely pace of this relaxed town.
Independent, antique, designer and high-street shops ensure that there is shopping for everyone whether you are on the cobbled streets of the Montpellier Quarter or the tree lined avenues of the main streets.
Gourmets can have it all; traditional or modern, European or Asian, gourmet pub or haute cuisine, al fresco or sumptuous splendour.
Cosmopolitan bars, traditional pubs and everything in between can be found in the town centre and outlying areas and of course no trip to Harrogate would be complete without a visit to one of the many restaurants, cafes or tea-rooms.
Harrogate has a vibrant cultural life with not only the theatre, but also Royal Hall - a beautifully restored Edwardian concert venue, a cinema, several art galleries and The Royal Pump Room Museum which houses the strongest sulphur well in Europe.
Featuring some of the world’s most inspirational artists, musicians, performers and writers, it also hosts several arts festivals, including the famous crime-writing festival.
For a more informal experience you can also enjoy live music in one of the town’s pubs. For more information see www.visitharrogate.co.uk. You can also call the Harrogate Tourist Information Centre on 01423 537300.