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Top Ten: Things to do for Couples

1 - A meal like no other

The fine dining options around Harrogate are second to none.  Let the award winning visionary chefs behind our very best restaurants amaze your senses and change the way you look at food.  Many of our finest chefs work from their own exclusive kitchen gardens, using ingredients sourced and foraged from the surrounding landscape to create their dishes.

2 - Enjoy a short walk together

Take a walk and enjoy some time away from your normal routine.  Leave the mobile phones behind and put your boots on to explore your surroundings with one of our great walks across the Harrogate District.  Take a picnic and blanket and enjoy the quiet river bank or share one of the remarkable views across the Yorkshire Dales.

3 - Explore a garden

Gardens are at the heart of the Harrogate District, with the North’s only Royal Horticultural Society garden at Harlow Carr, show casing every aspect of gardening, from the alpine house and the scented gardens through to the kitchen gardens where you can see trials of new growing techniques taking place throughout the year.

4 - A day out in a beautiful market town

Enjoy a day discovering a new stunning market town. Find the hidden gems and the shops and cafes that give it its character, be it the breweries of Masham the award winning High Street of Pateley Bridge or the gentle riverside walks and shops in Knaresborough and Boroughbridge you will find the perfect setting to enjoy each other’s company.

5 - Theatre

With the range of productions on offer from Harrogate Theatres, and smaller productions from amateur groups and touring companies there is always a show to take in, where you can let the magic of the theatre capture your imagination.

6 - Have an adventure

How Stean Gorge is the perfect place to experience the thrill of nature; this unique natural feature is not only a breath-taking location to explore, but also the venue for adventure activities such as the Via Ferrata, gorge walking and abseiling.

7 - Have some frivolous folly

Follies are scattered across the district, but nowhere has quite so many in one place as Hackfall Woods, the creation of the Aislabie family who also created the water gardens at Studley Royal. These woods hold many surprises, curious buildings and some remarkable views.

8  -Spa

Experience Spa in Harrogate and let all your troubles float away as you enjoy a soothing massage or spend some time in the steam room to refresh your mind. Enjoy one of the many contemporary treatments on offer in the original Yorkshire Spa Town.

9 - Laugh out load

Lift your spirits and enjoy some of the best comedians on the comedy circuit. Take in the intimate surroundings of one or our comedy clubs where you can see both headline acts and new names honing their craft. As well as big names on tour the Harrogate comedy scene often sees budding comics perfecting their show on the way to Edinburgh.

10 - Golf

Take to the fairway and enjoy a round of golf together. More and more couples are finding golf offers the perfect way to spend the morning or afternoon together as well some healthy time outdoors.  Now you can take advantage of the Visit Harrogate Golf Pass to be sure of great value golf on your visit, and some together time too.

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