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Welcome to
Harrogate

Welcome to Harrogate – a Victorian spa town and rural district that contains the medieval city of Ripon, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and four charming but very different market towns; Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham and Pateley Bridge.

In the heart of Yorkshire, this is your perfect base for a day, a weekend or a week. Indulge your passions and your senses and visit the Harrogate area for a memorable break. With such a varied range of events in Harrogate, you will find there is always something taking place to capture your interest

For a comfortable stay you will find a comprehensive range of accommodation in Harrogate offering something for everyone, from convenient and cosmopolitan townhouses to remote and idyllic country cottages.

Your visit can be as active or as indulgent as you like when you explore things to do in Harrogate. With the Yorkshire Dales on the doorstep there is plenty of scope for adventure activities during your stay, from mountain biking to rock climbing and abseiling, or just a bracing walk across the fells. Whatever your interests, let us inspire you to make more of your visit.

For the more metropolitan, the reputation of our shopping streets for exquisite retail opportunities is well deserved and our spa heritage is evident to this day with spa treatments new and old available.

Yorkshire prides itself on its food and drink, and Harrogate District flies this flag with pride, from our own gin, to the delicious local produce available across our towns. As well as familiar names you will find independent restaurants offering carefully prepared ingredients served to please the eye as well as the appetite.

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Events

Celebration - British Abstract Painting
Harrogate
2nd Apr 2022

Celebration - British Abstract Painting

This exhibition fills the gallery with colour in a stunning and energising experience of painting at its most elemental...

Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure
Studfold Adventure Trail Studfold Farm...
30th Apr 2022

Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure

Explore the magic and wonder of the Studfold Fairy & Pixie Adventure Trail, where imaginations can run truly wild...

From Rome to Ripon Art Exhibition
Ripon
Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon,...
9th Jun 2022

From Rome to Ripon Art Exhibition

A group show by four artists including Sara Shamma, Paul Baily, Jack Chesterman and a visual projection collective. Entry...

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A place to feel good

Discover why a trip to the Harrogate district is good for you. Luxury spas perfect for letting off steam, magnificent outdoor spaces ready to explore, galleries and museums to immerse yourself in and plenty of places to relax and rejuvenate.

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Behind the scenes of   Harrogate

How Harrogate became the home of Health and Wellbeing
Spa & Relaxation
9th Aug 2022
How Harrogate became the home of Health and Wellbeing icon

How Harrogate became the home of Health and Wellbeing

It was William Slingsby, in 1571, who first realised that the natural waters on the boggy land near High Harrogate had similar healthy properties to the waters of the Belgium town, ‘Spa’. It was Spa that gave its name to the mineral waters that are widely believed to have healing powers.  The waters of Harrogate rise through ancient underground layers of rock before emerging as springs. More springs were discovered in what was known as...

Find some heavenly heather this August
5th Aug 2022

Find some heavenly heather this August

For a few weeks every year the moors around Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty changes colour as the...

An exhibition to celebrate at the Mercer Gallery
4th Aug 2022

An exhibition to celebrate at the Mercer Gallery

Celebration is the current exhibition on show at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate and it is just that...

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week in the Harrogate district
29th Jul 2022

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week in the Harrogate district

We love Afternoon Tea here in the Harrogate district and (in our opinion) there is nowhere better to enjoy...

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