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Harrogate Information

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

 

 

The Auditorium is an oval shaped indoor area with theatre style seating on located on tiers to ensure a good view of the stage

Harrogate Hotels

Cain hotelMoat House  hotelMajestic  hotelThe Crown hotel


Airports

 

Leeds/Bradford International Airport

 

Leeds/Bradford International Airport      20 minutes drive from Harrogate.   Leeds/Bradford flights
No direct public transport direct to the airport, but local buses or trains to Leeds City centre.  Therefore recommend a taxi or car.

 

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. 

Harrogate Attractions

 

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.

 

The Stray

 

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

  • Steam Room
  • 3 inter connecting Hot rooms rooms of varying heat. Tepidarium (warm), the Calidarium (hot), and the Laconium (very hot)
  • Plunge pool
  • Frigidarium (Relaxation Room)

 

Valley Gardens

 

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.

 

Montpellier Gardens

 

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.

58 acres of landscaped gardens including rock gardens, mixed shrubs and herbaceous borders, flower and vegetable trials.

 

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
 Betty's Tea Rooms are world famous, serving traditional English tea fare. Pianist performs every evening 18.00 21.00

 

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.


Wetherby Road, Harrogate HG2 8PW.

Swimming

 

Hydro

 

Opened in 1999 and situated just outside the centre of Harrogate, the Hydro offers 3 swimming pools and Fitness Centre

 

Nearby Attractions

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

Knaresborough Castle, Mother Shipton's cave, Dropping well, House in the rock

Ripon

Ripon Cathedral

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 Pubs Clubs and Nightlife

Bars and Pubs

 

Harrogate Brasserie  Cheltenham Parade     01423 505041
Live Jazz Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings Free admission.

Iron Duke  Cold Bath Road    01423 526100
Live Music three nights a week. Modern Folk, Blues & Melodic Rock. Open 12.00 – 23.00 daily. Food served 12.00 – 15.00 & 17.30 – 20.30.

B R B Bar  51 Parliament Street   01423 502759
Serve wood fired pizzas, daily 12.00 23.00
Resident DJ Friday to Sunday 19.00 23.00
Private Hire Lounge Available

Blues bar    4 Montpellier Parade  01423 566881
Telephone for further details of gigs

Monty's Rock Cafe The Ginnel 01423 526652
Large selection of cocktails. Live music every Sunday night at 20.30

Rat & Parrot
11 Prospect Place (01423) 564976
Live bands every Thursday at 21.00
Food available Open 10.00 – 23.00

 

NIGHTCLUBS

 

Bar Med   Unit 1, Royal Baths, Parliament Street 01423 701012
Sunday 21.00 00.30, Monday to Thursday 21.00 02.00, Friday & Saturday 21.00 to 03.00

Carringtons   Station Parade 01423 525551
Live Bands on Tuesdays
Monday to Saturday 21.00 02.00

Po Na Na Souke bar / nightclub   Kings Road 01423 509758
Wednesday & Thursday 21.00 02.00; Friday & Saturday 21.00 – 02.30 Celebrity DJ’s
Club available for Private Functions.

Cardinal Sins   11 Station Parade 01423 701737
Friday & Saturday 22.00 02.00

Time   Kings Road 01423 544100
Tuesday to Thursday 21.30 02.00, Friday and Saturday 21.30 – 03.00

Public Transport

 

Rail

 

Harrogate Station,  Station Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1TE

 

Bus Station

 

Harrogate And District Bus Information
http://www.harrogateanddistrict.co.uk/

Harrogate Tourist Information Centre

Harrogate Tourist Information Centre, Assembly Rooms, Crescent Road, Harrogate, Tel: 01423 525666

Royal Baths Crescent Road, Harrogate
Tel: 01423 537300
Fax: 01423 537305
E mail: tic@harrogate.gov.uk

 

 

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