Things To Do in Harrogate & District
Find a host of great things to do when you visit the Harrogate District, with some of the best known attractions in North Yorkshire from gardens to castles, adventure centres to art galleries there is something for every taste and interest, every hobby and passion.
Fun for all the Family
All our attractions offer family friendly themed activities meaning there is plenty to do for children of all ages. The time old stuffy stately homes are a thing of the past, they now offer extensive play areas there are also interactive displays and activities where children can get hands on and explore the story of the house and grounds.
Millions of years of water erosion have left some amazing landmarks and features around the district, and over the years mankind has added to them either with follies or the remnants of Victorian industry that now nestle into the landscape they once dominated. These offer great low cost things to do around Harrogate District such as picnic locations and beauty spots, but still with space to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
A Horticultural Haven
The gardens of the Harrogate District are rightly famous for their year round floral beauty. The local garden groups make use of the containers and hanging baskets in our surrounding market towns to create award winning displays every year, and the flower beds and borders of Harrogate town centre provide show stopping colour throughout the seasons.
The many historical buildings and stately homes across the district have traditional and modern gardens, both floral and landscape that will amaze and inspire in equal measure.
Experience the Great Outdoors
The great outdoors features highly in the things to do around Harrogate District as you might expect with an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on our doorstep, and being on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
Ever popular with walkers you will find walking routes of all lengths and difficulties that take in lakes, and rivers, valleys and peaks. Long Nidderdale walks offer you the chance to explore some of the highlights of the landscape and short town trails provide an alternative to the usual town map.
Stay Active on your Holiday
There are other ways to explore the outdoors, from bird and wildlife watching, to adventure activities in beautiful locations. If you like to stay active but the weather is against you then there are pools and leisure centres where you can keep your routine up while on holiday.
Spoil Yourself in Harrogate
You’ll also find a choice of indulgences to pamper yourself, or someone special, from the excellent spa experiences that first made Harrogate famous to the afternoon teas that have recently regained popularity as treat to enjoy with friends.
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