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Mercer Art Gallery

Mercer Art Gallery

Harrogate

Attractions in Harrogate & District

A delightful array of unique attractions is waiting to be discovered when you visit the Harrogate District. 

Historic abbeys, castles, country houses and monuments tell the ancient stories of politics, religion and power.

From Roman mosaics and Medieval strongholds to 18th Century showpieces, generations have left their mark for us to see today.

No visit is complete without a trip to the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal or the lovely Ripon Cathedral, believed to be a source of inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

As you would expect from the home of the prestigious Harrogate Flower Shows, this part of the world is a garden lover’s paradise.

We have an extraordinary range of almost forty parks and gardens to enjoy including the Royal Horticultural Society’s most northerly gardens, magnificent formal gardens and pretty public gardens and some more exotic surprises too!

There is plenty among our attractions to keep the whole family entertained with a variety of visitor attractions offering anything from nature trails and adventure playgrounds to miniature railways, ice-skating and boating.

Enjoy the thrills and spills of the UK’s longest rollercoaster or try the high-ropes through the trees. 

Get close to the animals with farm parks and horse riding or for the more adventurous why not try llama trekking. 

Check out our Events pages to see what is on while you are here; agricultural shows throughout the summer are a lovely way to spend the day with lots to see and do and plenty of local food on offer.  

Museums and galleries are peppered across the District, each different to the next and our lively theatres and cinemas and rich programme of leading arts festivals mean that there is always something to entertain you. 

Whatever your age, whatever your passion you will always find something memorable to do when you visit this District.

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