Distance from Leeds: Shortest and Quickest 16 miles Via: Harewood
Harrogate became popular as an elegant Victorian spa town, noted for its charming friendly atmosphere, well preserved architecture and glorious public gardens. The two hundred acre Stray is an area of green parkland surrounding the town centre, well placed for easily escaping the hurly burly of shoppers in the main streets. Dig deeper into the designer shops, ethnic restaurants and numerous tea rooms, or treat yourself to a relaxing few hours at the original Victorian Turkish Baths.
Although Harrogate still has it's Spa town charm, it is now better known as an Exhibition and Conference centre town with the Harrogate International Centre, centrally located
The Harrogate International Centre
The Harrogate International Centre is one of the world's top venues for conferences, exhibitions, banquets and entertainments centrally located in the North Yorkshire town of Harrogate.
Located behind the Royal Hall and between Kings Road and Springfield Mount are 8 exhibition halls and the Auditorium
The Auditorium is an oval shaped indoor area with theatre style seating on located on tiers to ensure a good view of the stage
Leeds/Bradford International Airport
Leeds/Bradford International Airport
20 minutes drive from Harrogate.
Manchester International Airport
Manchester Airport 75 90 minutes drive from Harrogate. 24 direct train service to and from Leeds station with regular connections to Manchester airport.
Royal Pump House Museum
Built in 1842 to enclose the Old Sulphur Well, the Royal Pump Room Museum tells the story of Harrogate's history as England's only truly European spa. Located over the famous sulphur wells, displays show why visitors came to take the cure and enjoy the culture. Why not sample the strong Sulphur water, I recommend only a small sip, also have a sniff of the water and enjoy it's rotten egg smell..
Royal Parade, Harrogate HG1 2RY.
200 acres of lawns and grass land, beautiful in spring when the crocuses and daffodils pop up and bloom.
Royal Baths (Turkish baths)
Treat yourself to a relaxing few hours at the original Victorian Turkish Baths located in Harrogate's town centre close to the International Conference Centre, The Royal Pump Room and Valley Gardens.
Traditional Turkish baths with
The famous Valley Gardens are specially cultivated gardens is a delight to the eyes, and nose. With floral displays leading to pine woods. The Valley Gardens also contain a boating lake, paddling pool, sun pavilion, mini golf, tennis courts and a playground. There are band concerts in summer.
The Montpellier Gardens are another floral delight, nearer to the town centre from the Valley Gardens and are in Montpellier Parade, known for its exclusive shops
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB.
The Mercer Art Gallery
Mercer Art Gallery situated in the restored 1806 Promenade Room, completed to hold the visitors to the town coming to take the waters, is now a fine art collection and houses the Kent Collection of items from different cultures around the world includes Egyptian and Greek artefacts.
Betty’s Cafe / Tea Rooms
Parliament Street Tel: 01423 889822
Great Yorkshire Show
The Permanent site of the Great Yorkshire Show agriculture held in July each year. Also the location of other events during the year.
Opened in 1999 and situated just outside the centre of Harrogate, the Hydro offers 3 swimming pools and Fitness Centre
Plumton Rocks (4Km) Local Rock formation
Fountains Abbey (15Km) Ruined Abbey and grounds
Harewood House (10Km) Country House and Grounds
Ripley Castle (7 Km)
Yorkshire Dales (15Km) Walks all nearby
Other Nearby Towns of interest
Knaresborough Castle, Mother Shipton's cave, Dropping well, House in the rock
Theatres Cinemas Entertainment and Nightlife
Harrogate Theatre Oxford St, Harrogate, HG1 1QF Tel: 01423 502116
Harrogate International Centre and Royal Hall, Kings Road Tel: (0870) 537230
Odean Cinema East Parade Tel: (0870) 5050007 A Five screen cinema.
UK Superbowl Tower Street Tel: 01423 529191
Cairn Hotel Ripon Road Tel: 01423 500056 Live Jazz Fridays 21:00 Midnight £5.00 Cairn Hotel
Bars and Pubs
Harrogate Brasserie Cheltenham Parade 01423 505041
Iron Duke Cold Bath Road 01423 526100
B R B Bar 51 Parliament Street 01423 502759
Blues bar 4 Montpellier Parade 01423 566881
Monty's Rock Cafe The Ginnel 01423 526652
Rat & Parrot
Bar Med Unit 1, Royal Baths, Parliament Street 01423 701012
Carringtons Station Parade 01423 525551
Po Na Na Souke bar / nightclub Kings Road 01423 509758
Cardinal Sins 11 Station Parade 01423 701737
Time Kings Road 01423 544100
Harrogate Station, Station Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1TE
Harrogate And District Bus Information
Harrogate Tourist Information Centre
Harrogate Tourist Information Centre, Assembly Rooms, Crescent Road, Harrogate, Tel: 01423 525666
Royal Baths Crescent Road, Harrogate
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