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Special Interest Events

Whether you love to discover the history and heritage of an area, live for the best in food and drink or thrive on enjoying wildlife and catching a glimpse of the magnificent species that fill the surrounding area you’ll find a range of events to enjoy when you visit the Harrogate District and let your interests guide you.

So whatever it is that makes you tick you can indulge your passions and feed your interests.

If you are interested in English history, many of the historic buildings in our district host a variety of events through the year exploring their story, their origins and key points in their story.  There are also immersive re-enactment events and talks from historical authors and writers, offering expanding interest into their subject and work.

Gardening is an interest that runs deep through Harrogate and the city, towns and villages that surround it.  From the twice annual Harrogate Flower Shows, through to locals shows and demonstrations to the summer Open Gardens; there is always a chance to be inspired, seek answers and explore someone else’s green space, pick up seeds or seedlings and give your own garden space some fresh life.

Appreciation of wildlife is an interest that can reward novices and experts alike and there are countless places in Harrogate District to watch wildlife and several where you can get some helpful info on what to look for and what you are seeing.

The food and drink of an area always offers a great insight into it character, and you will find food and drink in abundance here, with markets and farmers markets offering a range of delectable goodies from around the district and celebrations of food and produce throughout the calendar, from Christmas through to harvest time.

Feed your interests when you come to Harrogate and District and add some discovery to the holiday or short break.

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