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Inspire Me - Great Ideas for Your Next Visit

Whatever your interests we can find the activities and attractions that will make your holiday perfect.

Visit the key locations from 2014’s triumphant Grand Depart of the Tour de France, ride the route and experience the roads that wowed the world, enjoy that distinctive Yorkshire welcome that so impressed the teams and organisers.

Maybe you yearn to travel back in time and walk in the footsteps of Roman legionnaires, medieval monks, Cromwellian soldiers, Victorian workhouse dwellers or Edwardian gentlefolk.  The echoes of our past are all around in the Harrogate District.  If beautiful architecture makes your heart sing then the towns, grand buildings and stately homes are a must see.

Holidaying with the family where you have all ages to entertain?   We can offer activities that keep little ones busy, teenagers entertained and allow adults to relax so everyone can enjoy time together.

For the adventure seekers we have just thing – whatever your preferred pursuit. Whether you like lacing up your walking boots and heading off with a map into the wilds, love heights and dangling from ropes in the trees or over a gorge, or like to see the world over handlebars, getting caked in mud as you hurtle down challenging descents on your mountain bike.   

Follow the Turner Trail and find the locations that inspired Yorkshire’s greatest artist to turn the accepted rules of art on its head and reinvented landscape painting.  With locations like the Nidd Gorge and Hackfall Woods, it’s not hard to see how the imagination can run so wild.

If you are a romantic at heart and want to treat a loved one to a special break?  Harrogate was recently voted the third most romantic destination for lovers in the world – come and find out why! 

Indulge yourself with a spa treatment in the fabulous grade II listed Turkish Baths, perhaps followed by a spot of retail therapy in Harrogate’s chic Montpellier Quarter or browse our town’s unique independent shops before enjoying a genteel afternoon tea.

Food Glorious Food!  Are you a foodie who loves to seek out the gourmet, unusual, exotic or just downright delicious?  We have specialist food shops, farmers markets, food fairs, cafes and restaurants to get your taste buds tingling!

Art lover, culture vulture, historian or geologist, passionate about wildlife or fascinated by old churches, here are some ideas to help you explore this varied District.

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