To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

COVID 19: IMPORTANT INFORMATION (UPDATED 8/7/20) - PLEASE TAP HERE

Find some Heavenly Heather this August
Visit Harrogate

Find some Heavenly Heather this August

Every August the hills around Nidderdale turn a deep and vibrant purple as the heather comes into flower.   We share eight of our favourite places where you can explore this landscape and see the heather for yourself.

Blog (2020) - Visit Harrogate

Know Before You Go - Welcome Back to Harrogate

Know Before You Go - Welcome Back to Harrogate

Visit Harrogate

We're so pleased to be able to welcome visitors back to the glorious heart of Yorkshire.  Welcome back to food, shopping, gardens and heritage.  Welcome back to Harrogate!

As part of the national Know Before You Go campaign, we want you to enjoy a great visit to Harrogate, with all the information you need for a wonderful day out.

Read more
Visit Harrogate for a very authentic taste of....Japan

Visit Harrogate for a very authentic taste of....Japan

In shopping
Visit Harrogate

We talked to Olivia MacCunn of The Japanese Shop in Harrogate about working in one the town’s more surprising retail offerings. Olivia is no stranger to blog posts as she has also contributed to the content on the shop’s site which is a fascinating source of Japanese culture, history and quality products.

Read more
England's Oldest Tourist Attraction Reopens

England's Oldest Tourist Attraction Reopens

Visit Harrogate

The tourism year can be hard to predict at the best of times.  England's oldest tourist attraction is named after the prophet Mother Shipton, so the irony of this particularly unpredictable year is not lost on Jay Stelling of Mother Shipton's Cave and Petrifying Well.

Read more
Diversifying a restaurant

Diversifying a restaurant

Visit Harrogate

We spoke to Simon Cotton, Managing Director HRH Group about diversifying a restaurant during a pandemic and this is what he told us in his own words.

Read more
Mackenzies Smokehouse adapts to the Lockdown

Mackenzies Smokehouse adapts to the Lockdown

Visit Harrogate

When husband and wife team Gabby and Paul Palmer took over the renowned Mackenzies Smokehouse and Farm Shop just off the A59 at Blubberhouses, they like the rest of us had no idea what would face us in the Spring of 2020.  Gabby told us their story.

Read more
AireCon - ROLL the dice, shuffle the cards…so far, so retro.

AireCon - ROLL the dice, shuffle the cards…so far, so retro.

Visit Harrogate

For those (of a certain age), the ‘get out of jail free’ card, the ‘bzzzzz’ of Operation, and high stakes of Buckaroo will bring back warm, fuzzy or – let’s admit it - murderous memories.

Rainy days, family Christmas’s, sibling rivalry. It’s a potent combo. But board games are back, and they’re big.

Read more
Daffodil Displays - A Celebration of Wordsworth

Daffodil Displays - A Celebration of Wordsworth

Visit Harrogate

For the next two months RHS Garden Harlow Carr celebrates the Daffodil.  With over 70 varieties, and 70,000 blooms, there is no better place to go daffy for Daffodils this spring.  We get a sneak peak and some top Daf tips from the RHS team ahead of the event.

Read more
Happy Birthday, to the National Trust!

Happy Birthday, to the National Trust!

In Heritage
Visit Harrogate

This year we celebrate 125 years of the National Trust. The National Trust was founded to care for historic properties, areas of beautiful countryside and to provide access to green spaces for everyone.

Read more
Prison saved my life - the story behind Ripon Museums' Prisoners on Prisoners

Prison saved my life - the story behind Ripon Museums' Prisoners on Prisoners

Visit Harrogate

As Ripon Museums celebrate the opening of their new Exhibtion, Prisoners on Prisoners, curator Leah Mellors shares the story of its creation. 

During 2019 Leah and artist Faye Claridge visited prisoners in HMP Askham Grange and through the records of Ripon Prison, discover parallels between the prisoners of today, and prisoners of Ripon up to 100 years ago.

Read more
Mini-guides 2020

Mini-guides 2020

In Industry
Visit Harrogate

Happy New Year.  We are now taking orders on our major print project for 2020, our suite of mini-guides, individual guides for Harrogate, Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham, Ripon and Pateley Bridge.  Find out more.

Read more

Now featuring traveller reviews from TripAdvisor.