Harrogate is an attractive spa town that flourished during the Victorian era and today, retains its elegance and splendour.
Within the town itself, there is some of the best shopping in Yorkshire, together with lively restaurants, wine bars, night clubs and theatres. Breathtaking gardens and floral displays have earned Harrogate wide acclaim and the traditional Turkish Baths and Royal Pump Room Museum are well worth a visit.
Turkish Baths & Health Spa
A spa town isn’t complete without its fabulous spa.
Unwind your mind and invigorate your body. Choose any one of a range of luxury treatments or simply sit and contemplate in the heavenly steam rooms.
Mercer Art Gallery
Home to Harrogate district’s fine art collection.
The Mercer Art Gallery is home to Harrogate district’s fine art collection which consists of some 2000 works of art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries.
At a time when one high street often looks like the next, Harrogate stands out from the crowd.
The town has always attracted the discerning shopper and this is never more true than at present. Take pleasure in browsing independent shops whose collections have been curated to provide something a little bit different.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
One of Yorkshire’s most relaxing and innovative gardens.
Wonder through the tranquil surroundings of this stunning 58 acre garden. Year round events include the Halow Carr Flower Show, and activities for all the family too. From outdoor theatre, guided walks, discovery trails, planting and wildlife workshops, to displays and demonstrations
Exploring the area
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
This World Heritage Site is surrounded by beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.
The magnificent ruins of the once prosperous Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruins in the country, sit alongside a Georgian water garden that is sure to delight your senses. This breath-taking landscape is also home to a Jacobean manor house known as Fountains Hall, Studley Royal medieval deer park, a beautiful Victorian church and Cistercian water-mill.
Newby Hall & Gardens
One of England’s finest houses, an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration.
Built in the 1690s in the style of Sir Christopher Wren the house was later enlarged and adapted by John Carr and subsequently Robert Adam. The superb contents of the house, collected by Weddell, ancestor of the Compton family, on the Grand Tour include a rare set of Gobelin Tapestries, a gallery of classical statuary and some of Chippendale’s finest furniture.
The giant rock formations, was created by an immense river 100 million years before the first dinosaurs walked the earth.
The rocks, sculpted by 320 million years of ice, wind, and the movement of entire continents, have taken on weird and wonderful shapes and with a little imagination, they resemble familiar creatures. Visitors are free to explore the site, spotting the Dancing Bear, the Gorilla, the Eagle and the Turtle, whilst the more nimble can crawl through the Smartie Tube and balance on the Rocking Stones.
Mother Shipton’s Cave
Mother Shipton’s Cave is England’s oldest visitor attraction, having been open since 1630.
It was home to the famous prophetess Mother Shipton who lived some 500 years ago in the reign of Henry VIII. Also within the park the Petrifying Well still stands as a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough.